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*Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be converted to a virtual live webinar. Antycip and CM Labs, our expert partner in physics-based simulation, will be sharing insights and best practice in simulation-based training for the construction industry. Drew Carruthers from CM Labs Simulation will talk about: – Bridging the skills gap with the Edge Max Simulator – Using technology and GPS Guidance systems – Training & transferable operator skills with professional-grade simulation Please join one of the two sessions:
  • The 24th March 2020, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.
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  • The 25th march 2020, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Register here We will be sending all registrants a confirmation email. If you are experiencing an issue when registering, please email We plan to host the full in-person unabridged event later this year, so please check back for updates.  
  Antycip and CM Labs, our expert partner in physics-based simulation, will be hosting an event in Oxfordshire to share insights and best practice in simulation-based training for the construction industry. While the construction market is steadily growing, finding skilled crane and heavy equipment operators have proven to be increasingly difficult. Investing in simulation-based training not only helps to fill employee and training gaps, but does so in a cost-effective, efficient, and safety-conscious way. Register today to attend one of these added-value demo sessions. Where: The Hub, ST Engineering Antycip UK Office & Demonstration Centre, Adderbury, Oxfordshire When: Due to high attendance, this one-day event will run on the 24th March and will be repeated the next day, on the 25th March, to accommodate everyone's schedule. In these daily sessions attendees will:
  • Meet and network with industry leaders
  • Test-drive their choice of crane or heavy equipment on the immersive Vortex Advantage simulator, including the Dozer Simulator and Motor Grader Simulator
  • Learn about CM Labs Training  solutions: Vortex Edge Plus, Advantage and Edge Max
  • Discover ways that CITB and other Antycip and CM Labs clients have cut costs by investing in Vortex® simulators
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and have open conversations with CM Labs and Antycip
To register for the event, please fill in the form located on this page.

Guest speakers

  • Jon Goodney - Consulting Industry Expert - Manager Learning Technology, John Deere (Retired)
Jon Goodney is former Manager of Learning Technology at John Deere, where he led a diverse training development team of 20 (instructional design, development, delivery and IT infrastructure), and managed John Deere’s Learning Management System (SuccessFactors) as well as John Deere University with 280,000 users worldwide.
  • Christopher Bushell - Senior Instructor, National Construction College East, CITB, the Construction Industry Training Board
Christopher is Part of the CITB  College leadership team and as Curriculum Manager has overall management of both the Construction and Plant curriculums. Chris has retained his Cpcs tester status and is qualified in instructing a range of plant categories. Christopher is qualified in Plant Management Safety Training Scheme and has numerous assessor qualifications, including those relating to a variety of instructional techniques. Christopher is also qualified to Level 4 in Conducting Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process and holds the NEBOSH certificate in Construction.
  • Chris Blake - Programme Manager Plant department at CITB
Chris is employed as the CITB Programme Manager for the Plant curriculum and as such manages the department on a daily basis , Chris has retained his Cpcs tester status and is  qualified in instructing a range of plant categories. Christopher is qualified in Plant Management Safety Training Scheme and has numerous assessor qualifications and  holds the NEBOSH certificate in Construction. Much of Chris’s role involves offering information, advice and guidance to  plant companies and individuals to find an effective solution to all training requirements.
  • Chris Carter-Rowlands - Deputy Head of Construction,  NOCN
Chris is currently employed as Deputy Head of Construction at the National Construction College. With his work, he enhances the Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction standards, through innovation and dedication. 
  • Drew CarruthersDirector of Product Strategy, CM Labs Simulations
Drew Carruthers is Director of Product Strategy,  CM Labs Simulations, our expert partner in physics-based simulation. He leads strategic efforts and OEM relationships, and closely monitors technological trends in the construction industry.


09:00 - 09:30 Arrival, Registration, Meet & Greet
09:30 - 10:00 Introduction
10:00 - 11:00 Guest speakers: Christopher Bushell & Chris Blake, CITB CITB Experience With Simulation based Training - Carbon footprint reduction by utilising simulators - Ensuring full operators training - Continued software and programmes development
11:00-11:15 Coffee & Snack Break (15 minutes)
11:15 - 12:00 Guest speaker: Chris Carter-Rowlands, NOCN - NOCN Group – Our role in the construction sector - The benefits of plant simulation training – the view of the Awarding Organisation - The NOCN/Cskills Awards Level 1 Award in Simulated Plant Operations - SiteRight assured short course training.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (will be provided)
13:00-14:00 Guest speaker: Jon Goodney, John Deere Improving operator training & productivity with simulation technology - The search for increased productivity - How are organizations measuring simulator value? - What makes new technology adoption successful?
14:00-14:15 Coffee & Snack Break (15 minutes)
14:15 -15:15 Guest speaker: Drew Carruthers, CM Labs Simulation The future of productive equipment operations - Predictive learning and data analytics for equipment design and training - Using technology to connect equipment training to mission planning - Exploiting the potential of mobile devices for equipment sales & marketing
15:15 - 17h00 Product demonstrations and networking
Products showcased

Vortex Edge Plus is a desktop simulation package, which is highly adaptable for different locations and classroom layouts. Using this package, users can train pretty much anywhere.

Vortex Edge Max is an entry-level, stripped-down design of motion simulator, designed to give vocational centres excellent simulation capability for complete heavy equipment operator (HEO) training.

Vortex Advantage is a scalable, immersive, all-in-one operator training simulator with one, three, or five screens to fit your training programs.

  Event location: ST Engineering Antycip, The Hub Twyford Mill Estate Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3SX UK


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