Trimble’s innovative technology at Conexpo 2014
The Trimble Quantm alignment planning system allows road designers to reduce planning time and deliver projects with minimal environmental and social impact at a lower construction and operating cost. The system, on show at Conexpo 2014, analyses millions of alignment alternatives and returns a range of options to the planning team for consideration. When new data becomes available the Quantm system can quickly recalculate more alignment options.
A number of other Trimble construction site solutions are being showcased in Las Vegas.
Trimble’s design-build-operate (DBO) solutions range features intuitive software and field solution brands such as SketchUp Pro, Tekla Structures, Vico Office, WinEst, Modelogix, and Prolog, which help architects, engineers and construction site managers improve productivity, increase efficiencies, and maximise profitability of construction projects.
The Manitowoc Falcon, Trimble and Manitowoc’s new collision avoidance system for cranes, uses precise positioning technology, wireless communications and comprehensive software capabilities to improve the way cranes and information are managed on a construction site. Using precision GNSS with collision avoidance technology, the system provides real time, centimetre-level positioning for multiple cranes working onsite. The solution enhances crane operator awareness - boosting safety and productivity in the construction lifting industry.
TrimFleet, for ready-mix and aggregate fleets, allows users to monitor driver behaviour and safety, identify drivers and individual service statuses, route drivers to and from job sites, monitor fuel usage and efficiency, communicate effectively and safely, and evaluate vehicle diagnostics remotely. Furthermore, users can generate reports and review business performance analytics.
Trimble Positioning Services for Construction allows users to obtain accurate positioning for construction projects, including site surveys, machine control, site stakeout, site layout, and fine grading. Services include Trimble VRS Now and OmniSTAR. Using Trimble VRS Now contractors save time, money and resources by having access to real time kinematic (RTK) corrections utilising a network of permanent (fixed) continuously operating reference stations. The OmniSTAR delivers real-time and highly reliable correction services 24 hours a day 365 days a year.