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A lot of familiar terms represent innovation and disruptive technologies: the cloud, apps, mobile data, big data, and autonomous vehicles. Construction is not shying away from such solutions. At the recent Trimble Dimensions 2016 user conference and exhibition, we were treated to demonstrations of their new project management suite (ProjectSight) and their new autonomous vehicle systems.
The proliferation of mobile apps for the construction industry is improving the productivity of each trade but creating information “silos” that can cripple project management. To reconcile the competing desires for ease of use and for a single point of access to all the information, Trimble has created a cloud-based mobile collaboration platform called the Trimble ProjectSight system.
Launched at the Trimble 2016 Dimensions conference, it enables teams to collaborate and to share plans and building models. It is “a singular source of truth that all stakeholders can share and contribute to,” says Marcel Broekmaat, market manager for Trimble Buildings GC/CM.