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Oslo University is receiving funding for technology research.
Finance & Funding / June 29, 2021 1 minute 10 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Trimble is helping fund a new lab at Oslo Metropolitan University – image courtesy of © Miroslav Jacimovic, Dreamstime.com
Norway's Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) is benefiting from funding provided by Trimble. This will be used to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab for civil engineering and energy technology. The lab will expand the university's leadership in digital applications for civil and structural engineering, building technology and sustainable building design.    

The Trimble Technology Lab will provide students enrolled in OsloMet's Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology hands-on experience with Trimble solutions. Applications of these solutions range from building information modeling and mixed reality to infrastructure planning and construction. Partnering with Trimble allows OsloMet to integrate across its curricula technological tools that are transforming how the built environment is designed and constructed.

"Today, digital competence is of great importance for our students. By establishing the Trimble Lab, our students will have access to cutting-edge technology and products in engineering and construction. We believe this will accelerate the adoption and integration of digital tools in our study programs," said Jian Dai, associate professor and head of Civil Engineering Studies. "The lab will not only benefit our students in achieving an enhanced learning outcome but also equip them with the competence to lead the change and renewal in the industry in their future careers. In addition, the lab is also a valuable asset to support the development of our new smart mobility and urban analytics program and the infrastructure engineering specialisation."

"Norway's OsloMet is an outstanding new addition to our network of labs around the world and we're eager to play a significant role by enabling students and educators to enhance their engineering, building technology and design education with Trimble's advanced industry technologies," said Allyson McDuffie, director of Education & Outreach at Trimble. "Our mission in transforming the way the world works requires that we invest in the next-generation workforce, who will become the influencers and leaders of tomorrow."

Carl Christian Thodesen, dean at the Faculty of Technology, Art, and Design said, "Oslo Metropolitan University is thrilled about the new lab for digital competence in engineering and construction, which has been developed through remarkable relationship and collaboration with Trimble. This lab will provide our students access to state-of-the-art equipment and software, which will make them attractive and competitive in the modern engineering and construction industry. Working with Trimble in developing this facility is a testament to how industry and academia can work together to develop skills and competence for a competitive and sustainable engineering industry where top notch abilities and attitudes are a prerequisite."

The lab will include a broad range of Trimble's industry-leading solutions such as Trimble SiteVision, Robotic Total Stations and Rugged Tablets. Advanced software solutions Quadri, Novapoint, Quantm, Tilos, Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds, Trimble Connect and the company's popular 3D modeling software, SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Studio.
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