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Cheapest Borescope on the market with LCD Screen and SD Card slot

September 22nd, 2009 11 comments
Cheapest Borescope on the market with LCD Screen and SD Card slot

Cheapest Borescope on the market with LCD Screen and SD Card slot

Brand New to the market, just in time for the new Asbestos Regulations, the South Borescope – SS-100-ALSD from ONLY £134.00

See It:
Clearly in a narrow spot, total darkness or even underwater
Find It:
Fast, no more struggling with the mirror and flash light
Solve It:
Easily, speed up the solution with extended accessories
  • 2.4GHz wireless inspection camera with recording monitor
  • CMOS, 380TV lines
  • 3.5″ TFT-LCD wireless monitor with rechargeable li-battery
  • SD card slot for recording (Max. SD card: 16GB)
  • Mini Waterproof camera with 1m flexible extendable tube
  • Night vision range for camera: 1.5m
  • Waterproof level for camera: IP67
Comes complete with 3 useful accessories
  • Hook
  • Magnet
  • Mirror


1 metre extension probe
Two versions are available:-

The importers, Mobile CAD Surveying currently have a Special Offer, by two units or more and save £5 on every unit purchased, for under £130.00 that is a fantastic offer.
With New Asbestos Regulations coming into force very soon, and non-destructive and less evasive methods being necessary, the timing is perfect.
Now they have a full endoscope range available to cover all aspects. See other articles for endoscopes.

Virtual reality building site is a first for UK construction training Part 2

September 22nd, 2009 Comments off
Virtual Construction

Virtual Construction

Follow up to our recent story:-

The training facility will recreate, in precise detail, an actual construction site using virtual reality. The three-dimensional computer simulation of the construction project is projected on to a 12-metre panoramic screen in the Simulation Centre. Trainees use a control stick to ‘walk round’ the site and view the construction work in close-up, down to individual nuts and bolts.

Trainees work in fully-equipped site cabins of the kind found on any building site. They are then presented with challenging site management scenarios – based on real-life situations – with site personnel, colleagues, and members of the public played by professional actors. Supervisors observe their behaviour via cameras and then work with trainees to give feedback and pinpoint areas for development.

“The simulated scenarios are all based on the kind of situation that site managers regularly face, such as having to lay off a member of staff, talk to an angry resident or reason with a subcontractor threatening to walk off the job,” says ACT-UK managing director Michiel Schrijver. “The depth and detail of the simulation means that the experience goes beyond mere role playing and allows trainees to test themselves fully in a safe, controlled environment. We find that people very quickly forget they are taking part in a simulation because they become so wrapped up in the experience.”

For leading construction company Balfour Beatty, one of the companies which is currently working with ACT-UK to develop courses that will be run at the new centre, it is the realism of the environment created by the simulation and the training scenarios that is one of the centre’s main attractions. “The situations typical of a site encourage ‘natural’ behaviours under realistic pressures which can be observed, fed back and commented on, with alternative ways of handling situations explained and even tried in second attempts at the scenario,” says Jeff Keer, group training and development manager for Balfour Beatty. He believes the centre could prove especially valuable for people who find it difficult to relate the experience of being on a training course to their normal working environment.

The centre has already sold nearly 800 course days to UK construction companies and training organisations. The centre’s potential to enable companies to develop and uncover the talent of their people is also attracting interest from other industries, including companies in the transport and building services sectors.”