Residential Home Construction Training Simulation

Download and play the game to learn the proper procedures to construct a home

The Residential Home Construction Training Simulation was developed under a National Science Foundation Grant to assist students in learning how to construct a home.  In this virtual setting, students start the simulation with nothing but a hole in the ground and must select the appropriate materials in the correct order to build the house.  This application gives students the ability to build a house from the ground up; something that really isn’t possible for a student to perform outside of a simulation.  There are several instances where the student will need to select which type of wood to use, as well as what insulation to use.  At the end of the simulation, the student is presented with a letter grade to inform them how well they did, and also the R-value of the home.  If the R-value is lower than the standards suggest, the student is then able to change the types of wood and insulate used to bring the R-value up to where it needs to be.

CLIENT

National Science Foundation
Lansing Community College

PROJECT

Develop home construction simulation

GOAL

Teach students how to construct homes through gameplay.

Development Team

 

AARON MUNDALE

PROJECT MANAGER

SANDRINE DO

DESIGNER

MICHAEL BUDRAM

LEAD PROGRAMMER

BILLY JACKMAN

3D MODELER & ANIMATOR

BREAN PAVLINAK

USER INTERFACE

SEAN HUBERTY

PROJECT INVESTIGATOR