From research to industry standard

Edvirt® was founded in order to fulfill the need of training sprayed concrete nozzlemen in an efficient way- in the virtual world.

But many questioned, "Can we simulate sprayed concrete?". The answer became "Yes" in 2010 after getting the results from a research project, conducted at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The project included the development of a prototype "shotcrete simulator" to be used for training of nozzlemen. Eric Göransson and Petter Börjesson based the first product on that prototype and founded Edvirt® in 2013 with the aim of standardizing virtual training of nozzlemen.

The simulator is now used globally for training of sprayed concrete nozzlemen and has even been introduced by authorities as a mandatory certification tool in tunneling projects. Edvirt® continuously work with spreading its 3D Shotcrete Simulator™ to new markets, as well as introducing other simulation tools to be used to cut costs, enhance quality and increase safety in mining and tunneling operations.   

Petter Börjesson and Mattias Thell showcasing an early prototype of the simulator at Chalmers University of Technology, back in 2011.

Petter Börjesson and Mattias Thell showcasing an early prototype of the simulator at Chalmers University of Technology, back in 2011.