CDV Systems Adds a "Virtual Training Center" to its Arsenal of Consulting Services for the AEC Industry

CDV's "Virtual Training Center" Provides a Time and Cost-Effective Alternative to On-Site Implementation and Training BIM Services   

Portsmouth, RI. November 20, 2006 - CDV Systems, Inc., providers of Autodesk® Revit® and CodeBook® implementation services, training, consulting and courseware for the national and international AEC market, announces the availability of its new, state-of-the-art “Virtual Training Center” (VTC).

 Located at the company’s Rhode Island headquarters, the VTC will supplement CDV System’s current offerings of on-site implementation, training and project review services with a highly effective consulting tool that will provide time and cost savings to both client firms and individual architects and engineers..

 Cost-Effective Access to Expert, Project-Specific Training

 Operating now for a little over a month, the CDV Systems’ Virtual Training Center accommodates up to 12 students at a time. Students attend classes by conveniently remaining at their own desks and connecting via their computers to the web-based conference sessions. Students can both hear the instructor and see his computer monitor. Likewise, the CDV Instructor can hear his students and see their monitors. Furthermore, the instructor even has the ability to move the students’ mouse and take control of his or her computer.

This type of training allows for up to twelve students within the same office, or for up to twelve students across multiple offices – or even across multiple states - to participate in the same class. For the client, this method represents a cost savings over on-site instruction because there are no travel-related expenses involved. 

Not your average Web-based training class

Unlike typical web-based training, where the student only has the ability to watch what the instructor does, the key element to the VTC is the ability for the trainer to “view and take control” of up to twelve students’ computer screen simultaneously.

“As an instructor teaching design professionals for the past 15 years”, explains architect Cyril Verley, founder of CDV Systems, “I have found the key to a successful training class to be my ability to view my students’ computer screens. As long as I can do this, I know if they understand the material at hand long before they ask a question.”

“This new technology,” Verley further explains, “allows our trainers to view and take control of a student’s computer at anytime during the training while at the same time allowing the student to view the trainers computer screen. It’s the same high quality training you expect from CDV Systems - when you need it and without the additional travel costs”. 

Both Project-Specific and Pre-Scheduled Training Planned

The typical Virtual Training Session is presented in two 4-hour blocks, separated by an hour-long break. Clients have the opportunity to either reserve their own Virtual Training time to instruct their employees in Revit applications specific to a particular project or to join a pre-scheduled class.

Customized Virtual training, like CDV Systems’ on-site “Train the Project” training, trains the employee in a real project and is billable to that project.  Pre-scheduled sessions are more cost-effective for clients with few trainees and for individuals. The dates and times of pre-scheduled Virtual Training Sessions will be posted on the CDV Systems website starting in January.

CDV Systems’ complete line of consulting services is currently being utilized successfully by architectural firms of all sizes, including HOK, Leo A. Daly, VOA Associates and The Stubbins Associates. AEC professionals interested in receiving schedules of Virtual Training classes can request a schedule from info@cdvsystems.com.