11/08/2010 - Trimble Spearheads "BIM to Field" Initiative Providing Industry Best Practices
for Building Owners, Contractors and Engineers
Leading Solution Providers Help Educate the Commercial Building Industry on Methods to Efficiently
Transfer BIM Data to Field Level Systems for Increased Precision and Productivity
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 8, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today it is spearheading a "BIM to Field" initiative that will focus on helping building owners, contractors, and engineers better understand the potential of solutions that allow the transfer of BIM data to field level systems for increased productivity and cost savings. The first step in the initiative is the launch of BIMtoField.com, a central resource for case studies, videos, white papers, and best practices learned from the industry.
The announcement was made today at Trimble Dimensions 2010.
The initiative is comprised of industry leading solution providers including Accubid, Micro Application Packages LTD (MAP), QuickPen, Tekla, Trimble, Technical Sales International (TSI) and Vela Systems. Each partner has developed unique products and solutions that provide key elements to aid in delivering BIM data to the field.
The BIM (Building Information Modeling) movement continues to change how the building construction industry conducts business with far reaching implications. And while the principals of BIM can encompass all phases of the construction spectrum—from planning, bidding and designing to building and management—the industry has been primarily focused on the creation and maintenance of design elements or plans created in the office.
"Focusing on designs created for use in the boardroom is just half the picture," explains Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble's Building Construction Division. "We believe that the data created in back-office applications must also reside in field systems in order to provide greater accuracy and deliver maximum efficiency. The BIM to Field initiative is a way for Trimble and our partners to bring a level of understanding to the solutions and best practices that can be utilized within the industry."
While the BIMtoField.com Website is a major step forward in creating awareness about the transfer of BIM data to the field, the initiative?s activities will extend further to include hosting annual seminars, Webinar series, as well as product and solution level certifications.
About Trimble's Building Construction Business
Trimble's Building Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the building construction contractor. Trimble's solutions target site prep, general, concrete, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors on large and small commercial, industrial and residential jobsites. Trimble is focused on delivering solutions that tightly link office based process and information with the field crew—including taking Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other design data to the field for highly accurate positioning and layout of foundations and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Trimble solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the building construction lifecycle.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
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