Recognizing the role of technology in strengthening its technical expertise and engineering know-how, First Balfour recently invested in the training and development of its Plant and Equipment Division personnel via the ACREOS Simulator, a computerized, high-technology simulator used in handling heavy construction equipment. The company is one of the first in the industry to invest on such innovation from ACREOS, a French company that designs and manufactures modern training solutions for construction equipment users.
The ACREOS Simulator provides various simulation modules and exercises that allow engineers and operators to master the excavator and dozer controls on a virtual environment. Its control panels are similar to those of real heavy construction equipment and thus trainees acquire appropriate driving reflexes and coordination. The equipment runs on a Delta operating system which allows for multi-equipment simulation thereby saving not just space but training costs as well.
Maintenance Supervisor Joey Oyos, Equipment Coordinator Ryan Tamisin, Backhoe Operator Nestor Tomboc, Technician Cris Bautista, and Mechanic Ernie Calimag were among the first to undergo training last November 3 to 8.