BuildBlog 2017-10-24T08:37:14+00:00

Register For Trimble Dimensions 2018!

Registration for Trimble Dimensions 2018 is now open! This unique event features three action-packed days in Las Vegas this November. At the event, you’ll be surrounded by more than 4,000 Trimble partners, professionals, employees and experts with ongoing opportunities to share knowledge, build connections and have fun. Highlights include more than 600 sessions with many qualifying for Professional Development Hours (PDH), insightful keynotes, special events, hands-on training and workshops and hours of networking opportunities.

Click the link below to register today and enjoy $200 off with early-bird pricing.

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By | April 30th, 2018|

Direct Reflex – Does It Really Help?

With the release of the incredible long range of the Trimble RTS573, the question comes up, does Direct Reflex really help? And the short answer is yes. The longer answer is it depends on your workflow and application. Direct Reflex is the ability to measure to a surface rather than a traditional prism or active target. In many layout scenarios measuring to a point on a deck, or a planned penetration on a wall represents the prime example of DR measurement. For many contractors, increasing this range opens up a range of flexibility that results in fewer setups and a more intuitive workflow. To be sure, prism-based layout remains the most precise option for single-person robotic layout, but Direct Reflex let’s you measure nearly any surface, instantly.

To learn more about Direct Reflex, or the all-new long-range RTS573, click the link below, or contact your BuildingPoint representative today.

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By | April 26th, 2018|

Come For The Access Control, Stay For The Unparalleled Visibility

Trimble CrewSight is known throughout the construction industry as the premier access control solution for job sites that require security and safety throughout the entire construction process. But more than access control, the compelling aspect of CrewSight resides within the capability to effectively and seamlessly manage and report upon your on-site workforce.

With Trimble CrewSight, you can easily customize your site to measure, track, and analyze your workforce to identify manpower issues before they become significant challenges that can delay or derail your project schedule. Real-time dashboards, intuitive reporting, and customized APIs that can easily integrate with your current business processes, Trimble CrewSight is the workforce management solution that can take your jobsite management to the next level.

To learn more, head over to the Trimble CrewSight website, or simply click the link below.

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By | April 23rd, 2018|

Register For Bacon, Eggs, & BIM

BuldingPoint and Trimble are pleased to announce the first Bacon, Eggs & BIM Workshop! If you’re a building construction contractor, you won’t want to miss this incredible FREE event coming to the Celebration Golf Club in Celebration, FL on May 16th.

Hosted by Trimble Buildings experts, you’ll learn about the latest advanced, cutting-edge technologies in the construction industry through interactive discussion and demonstrations.  Become familiar with the benefits of field layout and emerging technologies, professional services offerings, and CAD detailing, utilizing SysQue.

Learn more about this unique and FREE event by clicking the link below!

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By | April 19th, 2018|

Trimble Constructible: Old Buildings Matter

The greenest building isn’t necessarily the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award winner, the one on the perfectly-graded-bioswale site with access to multiple forms of transit. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course: we need those buildings to keep pushing the envelope, both literally and figuratively.

No, the greenest building may look nothing like that. In fact, it may have been there all along, but maybe you didn’t notice it.

Click the link below to read the full article.

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By | April 16th, 2018|

Better By A Long Shot

The Trimble RTS family is recognized as the de facto choice for contractors who demand accuracy, reliability, and ease of use. Today, this powerful portfolio gains even more capability.

With the release of the Trimble RTS573, you now have a fully featured robotic total station that has been optimized for use in traditional construction layout applications, while also including a powerful new Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) capability that extends the Direct Reflex range out to an amazing 1,300 meters (4,300 feet). This means that you can easily point and measure to backsights and features requiring a much longer baseline.

The RTS573 is the perfect option for structural and subcontractor trades that work in direct sunlight or on the top of the structure, where laser pointers are rendered unnecessary.

To see the Trimble RTS573 in action, click the link below, or reach out to your BuildingPoint representative today.

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By | March 30th, 2018|

FirstLook: The Trimble RTS573

The Trimble RTS573 is the perfect option for structural and subcontractor trades that work in direct sunlight or on the top of the structure, where laser pointers are rendered unnecessary. Plus, the RTS573 features powerful new Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) capability that extends the Direct Reflex range out to an amazing 4300 feet!

To learn more about the all new Trimble RTS573, or schedule a demo, click the link below, or contact your local BuildingPoint representative.

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By | March 29th, 2018|

Foundations Episode #32 – The Technology Snowball

Over the past few years, the adoption of cutting edge technology within the construction industry has increased at a rapid pace. From Mixed Reality, to streamlined processes and new technology such as the Trimble RTS573, 2018 looks to be a record setting year when it comes to construction technology. In this episode of Foundations, the team is joined by Joe Tomasino of Trimble to discuss the technology evolution we’ve seen, and what to look forward to this year.

By | March 23rd, 2018|

Connecting The Dots

Trimble’s powerful visual layout is a powerful capability in your toolkit. With visual layout, you can easily and precisely lay out points on your work surface. There’s a number of options and items to consider when choosing a visual layout solution, and with Trimble, there’s a laser pointer that perfectly fits into your budget and workflow. Let’s take a closer look at each of these offerings, and the unique attributes.

RPT600
The Rapid Positioning Tool represents a huge step forward in bringing a comprehensive visual layout solution to your equipment fleet. Featuring a easily visible green laser, the RPT600 brings visual layout to your project at a significantly lower cost than traditional robotic total stations, while also featuring a green beam that works in the majority of applications where a deck or cover is overhead.

RTS655/RTS773
Both the Trimble RTS655 and RTS773 feature a traditional red beam laser. This laser, while less visible than a green beam laser, still creates a nice concentric and hot spot under interior and medium lighting conditions. The advantage of both of these total stations is they also offer a traditional optical telescope. This gives users the ability to implement a more conventional layout workflow using rods and prisms, as opposed to specifically relying on Trimble Vision and laser layout.

RTS873
As the building construction flagship, the Trimble RTS873 brings the ultimate visibility and clarity to the visual layout workflow. Because the 873 does not contain a traditional optical telescope, the ultra high visibility green beam laser is also auto focusing. This reduces beam splat, and also ensures visibility even in brighter ambient light conditions.

With any visual layout, it’s important to remember that setup is immensely important. Setting the instrument as high as possible (with a column clamp if practical) reduces beam splat and creates a larger angle to the surface, creating a hotter center point that increases the accuracy of the resulting layout point. And while this is true across all of the Trimble solutions offered, as you can see, there’s still a unique point delivered by each of these solutions.

To learn more, or to compare your options on your current project, reach out to your BuildingPoint representative today.

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By | March 21st, 2018|

Solution Close-Up: Trimble Field Points

You already have the data. Now you just need to create the points. With Trimble Field Points you can quickly an easily export your points from AutoCAD or Revit. This streamlined approach eliminates inherent data prep rework and errors when creating new points files from scratch.

With TFP, you have the ability to leverage the data you already have, whether it resides in 2D CAD work, or 3D models.

To learn more about TFP, and see it work firsthand,  check out this quick overview demo, created by Chris Hawkins, or contact your local BuildingPoint representative.

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By | March 16th, 2018|