Trimble Dimensions wrap up

Last week, over 4000 people descended on Las Vegas for Trimble Dimensions, Trimble’s User Conference held every two years. This is the largest crowd yet for a Dimensions conference and we were overwhelmed by the number of Australasians who made the trip to find out how Trimble technology is transforming how the world works. Alongside fellow Australian and New Zealand Trimble dealerships, we were accompanied by over 100 customers from the South Pacific.

Opening the conference

Opening the conference

Here’s a Trimble Dimensions wrap up, insights from the Heavy Civil division, pictures and links through to all the news.

The direction of the Heavy Civil Construction industry

Ros Buick, Vice President of Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction division says:

“The contractor has to get the right material, the right people and the right equipment in the right place at the right time. You’ve all seen it, the projects that go on forever! A major challenge comes from the fact that construction sites are by their very nature chaotic. Trimble’s challenge is to take constructible reality earlier in the project life cycle and link plans for engineers and contractors to the contractor’s site operations.

“The construction sector needs to improve its efficiency – around 80% of civil project are delivered late or over budget. How do we reduce this chaos?

“Trimble directly tackles these challenges using the Trimble Connected Site platform of solutions. The site is made more coherent by being visible for the contractor’s staff due to constant sensing and recording around the whole site and this is driving the worksite around a 3D model that links plans to project operations.

“There are huge gains or savings to be achieved from solutions provided by Trimble technology. These systems can deliver machine productivity gains of 30% along with reductions in survey and field engineering time of 55%. Most of all, this technology can deliver overall project improvements of more than 30%.”