“Digital construction” and “Construction site 4.0” – these keywords highlight the current challenges for the construction industry. In the future, construction professionals will have to be able to handle digital technologies and applications – from digital communication and the use of mobile devices, to construction robotics. DigiCon is our contribution to innovation excellence in vocational training. The aim is to improve the digital skills of trainees in their vocational training, to promote the digitization of educational institutions and to strengthen the cooperation between business and science.

The chief result of DigiCon is a model based on real work process for the transfer of digital competences within the context of complex workflows. The model comprises a set of action scenarios, and related learning scenarios, digital applications (such as augmented reality) and tools (such as the digital construction file).

DigiCon is being implemented by six partners from three EU countries. Germany, Poland and Belgium represent three distinct vocational training systems – a school-based system, a dual system and a combination of both. The results are thus designed for EU-wide transferability in different systems.