• 17 September 2013

Engineering Trail App

Waterman has recently taken part in the creation of a new augmented reality app ‘Engineering Trail’, which is being developed as part of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering’s (ACE) centenary celebrations.

The purpose of this innovative app is to promote engineering and to enthuse and excite young people to consider engineering and consultancy as a career.

The ACE Engineering Trail at King’s Cross will be a first. There are rivers, canals, railway lines, tube lines, a university and businesses – all competing for space at Kings Cross. What better place to choose?

Using a platform developed by n0tice, part of the Guardian group of companies, the app will use augmented reality to show how engineers help to create an environment in which we all want to live. The ACE commissioned fifteen short films to be produced around King’s Cross to illustrate different aspect of engineering and showcase the difficult and pioneering solutions that have been used to overcome the challenges of a particular site.

Waterman Structures Directors Charlie Scott and Barry Dobbins were recorded describing some of the innovative and exciting challenges posed by the new Google Headquarters, on which they are working on. Visit www.aceengineeringtrails.co.uk to download the app and take a look!

Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin, Chief Executive of the ACE commented: ‘‘This is an exciting project. I am delighted  that Waterman Group agreed to help  develop the app. If we can encourage  more young people to think about  engineering as a career – and promote  the important role played by engineer  to a wider public – then everyone will benefit.’’

The app, which was launched on the 10th September is accessible on smartphones around the King’s Cross area and via the computer in the classroom, the office or at home.