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DIRTT's Latest Construction Technology Solves Challenge of Long-Distance Site Meetings

Fri June 08, 2018 - National Edition

DIRTT, a tech and construction company, has developed technology that lets stakeholders from different locations explore their proposed project together in virtual reality before construction even starts — and design changes are reflected instantly in the visuals, pricing and manufacturing data. Media can demo the technology June 11 – 13, 2018 at DIRTT Chicago.

This technology is a first for the industry and addresses some of construction's longest-standing challenges by improving communication and removing guesswork, with certainty in project cost, schedule and the end result. It's built on DIRTT's own digital construction platform, ICE — the only technology to generate instant pricing and manufacturing data for construction projects while a user explores and modifies the design in virtual reality. What you see is what you get, down to the penny and within a fraction of a millimeter.

“From separate physical locations, an architect, designer and client can meet inside a space that doesn't even exist yet,” said Barrie Loberg, DIRTT co-founder and creator of ICE technology. “They can make changes and see the impact of those changes instantly in the design, pricing and even the manufacturing data. This live, interactive experience can bring efficiencies to every phase of construction by improving how we understand, plan and ultimately build spaces.”

With its industry-leading technology and advanced manufacturing, DIRTT has done projects for 188 of the world's Fortune 500 companies and completed tens of thousands of unique construction projects globally, across a variety of industries.

About DIRTT Environmental Solutions

DIRTT is a building process powered by technology. The name stands for Doing It Right This Time. The company uses its proprietary ICE software to design, manufacture and install fully customized interior environments for commercial, healthcare and education spaces. The technology drives DIRTT's advanced manufacturing and provides certainty on cost, schedule and the final result. Complete interior spaces are constructed faster, cleaner and more sustainably. DIRTT's manufacturing facilities are located in Phoenix, Savannah, Kelowna and Calgary. DIRTT works with nearly 100 sales partners throughout North America, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia. DIRTT trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DRT."

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