The “Connected Site™” strategy is the answer that comes loud and clear from Trimble, but what is the Connected Site solution, who benefits and how is it relevant to the UK market?
The Connected Site strategy is Trimble’s vision of how the future construction environment will operate and underlines Trimble’s own move from a provider of products to a provider of solutions. It is a place where the application of advanced positioning and information technology plays a pivotal role in improving accuracy and productivity in all phases of the construction process – Feasibility – Planning – Building – Maintenance and Operating – with the ultimate aim of allowing all stakeholders in a project to share knowledge.
Trimble’s Mark Forrest (Heavy and Highway Business Manager, Construction Division) explains. “The adoption of information technology around the world from airlines to banking has revolutionised the way they work. Up until now, construction has been a technology laggard. We are now moving into a different phase due to increasing competition within the industry and the general pervasiveness of technology in all aspects of our lives.”
Jim Veneziano (General Manager, Construction Division) continues, “Progressive customers understand the need to adopt a new and more productive way of working and are making the investment in computer power and communications. The Connected Site solution is scalable and has multiple entry points – contractors of any size in the UK can invest in as much or as little as they want from a broad range of options to get started.”
Mark is quick to point out that many contractors are already using a mix of Trimble GPS, construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site strategy, these solutions can be combined to provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project, delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.
Trimble suggests three main entry points for the UK contractor depending on current need:
Mark concludes, “The benefits for the contractor are clear. They have the tools to increase productivity, save time, reduce costs, achieve higher accuracy and importantly deliver the same benefits to the job’s owner in the form of accurate, timely information, managed costs and reduced risk. These are the factors that win contracts in a competitive market. I can’t stress too highly that these benefits can be gained by even the smallest contractors – the key to the Connected Site is scalability and multiple points of entry.”
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