SITECH and BuildingPoint Software Solutions Just Got Bigger

 

BuildingPoint Australia and SITECH Constructions Systems recently announced the addition of Trimble Tilos, Quest, and Quantm to their software portfolio. This civil suite of software solutions is to complement their vertical build solutions like Tekla, IDEA StatiCa, and SketchUp. This commitment by BuildingPoint is to continue to expand its strategy of a connected digital environment to support the full construction life cycle. 

Trimble Tilos was acquired by Trimble in March 2015 to expand its heavy civil engineering capabilities and to integrate with Trimble’s geospatial technologies to track and record in real-time Jobsite progress automatically. 

Trimble Tilos is a world-class linear infrastructure project management software tool, specifically created to make linear project planning easy.  This robust scheduling software combines time and distance into one graphical view, successfully planning large, multi-layered, and spread-out civil construction projects.  Tilos provides the confidence to know the exact status of a project without the guesswork, and outputs are highly visual and easily deciphered by owners and constructions workers alike. 

“Tilos isn’t just for planners,” explains Andrew Farley, AEC Software Manager BuildingPoint, “it’s designed for engineers, project managers, project schedulers, and project owners too”.  

Trimble Quest estimating software is designed for civil engineering contractors who need detailed cost estimates to effectively bid and manage budgets for civil construction projects.  A cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) estimating and budget management software for civil construction professionals, the software allows contractors to develop a bid quickly, track and control budgets and ensure profitability. This is done by creating a pricing database, which can be reused from project to project, improving the speed and accuracy of the preconstruction and bidding process. 

“Quest is more than just a cost estimating solution, it provides forecasting and business intelligence for construction projects, as well as being best suited to linear infrastructure projects,” said Andrew.  “It will help company growth by predicting revenue and unify on-site execution with construction project planning.” 

Trimble Quantm Alignment Planning solution supports road and rail planners and engineers through the complex process of selecting and generating 3D corridors and alignments. Plan a new high-speed, freight, or passenger rail project, or a new highway project, more rapidly with lower construction costs.  Unique route optimisation technology generates millions of alternative alignments and returns a range of 10-50 of the best options for review by various stakeholders 

“Quantm integrates engineering, environmental, social, and economic factors into a real-time analysis of alignment alternatives, allowing designers and planners to identify how to best minimise environmental and social impacts to linear infrastructure projects while reducing construction costs.  Used at every stage of alignment planning, from initial scoping to feasibility, detailed planning, pre, and post-bid engineering studies, Quantm really does create a competitive edge over other players in the market” comments Andrew. 

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Planning For the Road Ahead

sitech-bbtProject Company, Brenner Basistunnel BBT SE was able to avoid major errors, whilst saving time and money by revising their scheduling solution early.

The Brenner Pass is infamous for its traffic jams, being the primary connection between Italy and Austria. However a new project the Brenner Base Tunnel will drastically reduce traffic and travel time for commuters. With a budget close to $12 million AU, the BBT railway tunnel is currently under construction and is due to be completed by 2025. It will decrease travel time from 80 to 25 minutes and at 55km long, will be the second longest tunnel in the world.

Planning and project management are essential when undertaking such a high stake and enormous task. Brenner Basistunnel BBT SE, found that their initial CAD software proved too time-consuming and inflexible when adding changes to their plans and linking information. After scouring the market for an alternative solution, BBT SE chose the planning software, TILOS, from Trimble. In addition to meeting all of the project’s requirements, the software allowed expenses to be assigned to all processes. Also, very little training was required to master the easy to use interface.

Learn the full benefits of TILOS, from Trimble here.

Read the full case study on the Trimble website.