Storm Ventures Group (SVG) CEO Anthony Delmedico has launched a virtual reality training platform for the construction and restoration industry. The SVG University (SVG U) Virtual Reality (VR) Goggles provide a 360-degree virtual reality environment and comes pre-loaded with the SVG U VR Training App, VR Training Room and several VR industry-specific courses to help contractors recruit, onboard, and train employees. SVG assists and educates roofing and restoration contractors in the $100 billion roofing and storm restoration industry as well as the $35 billion retail roofing and trades industries.
“The SVG U Virtual Training Platform is absolutely amazing. Our team loves it! It’s engaging, exciting, and life-like. We have successfully saved hundreds of hours of training alone, while also providing proven systems for our senior management. We have successfully scaled our company from $3 million to $9 million in one year by using the SVG U Virtual Training Platform,” says Nick Forsell, owner, Atlas Restoration.
SVG U (VR) courses include scouting damaged areas; conducting roof and property inspections; identifying and monitoring targeted geographic areas after a storm to help property owners recover; how to identify roof damage and determine type of damage; business sales; industry protocols; educating property owners on damage, roofing options, warranties and materials. The SVG U VR Goggles allow construction and restoration company CEOs to save hundreds of hours in training time. Rain or shine, new hires can train indoors in a real-life virtual platform with a laser pointer and a set of goggles. Learn more here or call 330-57-STORM. See the VR Goggles in action online.
“One of the biggest challenges in our industry is recruiting and attracting new talent. The SVG U Virtual Reality goggles are great for helping roofing companies reach and attract new hires in the new millennia. We use them during job interviews, onboarding and training new hires, as well as at career fairs and job expos!” says Scott Riopelle, CEO, Interstate Roofing.
According to a study by McKinsey & Company, construction is one of the least digitized sectors in the world, and construction productivity has remained flat for decades.
As one of the world economy’s largest sectors employing over 7 percent of the world’s working-age population with $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year, the traditional method of design-bid-build has made construction disjointed and siloed. Every construction site is different, presenting its own set of challenges and risks. This has made it difficult for the industry to streamline processes and increase productivity the way manufacturing and retail industries have done successfully.
“It’s no secret. The construction industry utilizes an amazing array of technology to improve job safety, performance, customer service enhancements, property and jobsite monitoring. The things we can do today at the touch of a button are incredible! But, the industry is seriously lagging. Previous underinvestment in technology has been the root cause of low productivity. Innovation is key, and digital technologies are gaining traction. There is not a single business owner today in any industry that can grow their business while trading time for money. Our Virtual Reality training does the work for them, and this is just the beginning!” says Anthony Delmedico, CEO and founder, Storm Ventures Group, SVG University, producer of the annual Win The Storm Conference and Tradeshow Expo, author of the “Win The Game” book.
According to Connect & Construct, the top five trends in construction technology in 2019 include the internet of things, virtual reality, AI and machine learning, predictive analytics, and autonomous equipment.
“The competitive landscape is ever changing, and our Virtual Reality training has filled a massive void in the market. Companies have two choices: evolve or dissolve. This is one of many tools and systems we’ve launched in our SVG University training platform to help construction companies scale,” says Delmedico.
According to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments for VR headsets reached $1.3 million and rose 27 percent year-over-year in Q1 2019.
Delmedico has over 25 years of experience in the construction and restoration industry, previously as a CEO to a $173M company he scaled to 18 states throughout the nation, and now as a consultant, educator, speaker, trainer, author and producer. Delmedico is the author of “Win The Game,” a book and blueprint for contractors in the construction and restoration industry. Delmedico produced the Win The Storm Conference and Tradeshow Expo, where over 7,500 contractors, suppliers, vendors and experts get together to connect, learn, network and grow. Delmedico launched SVG University (SVG U), a training platform for contractors to learn proven strategies to scale their companies.