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4 Key Takeaways from Trimble Viewpoint’s EMEA Summit


The future of construction is digital, connected technologies, smarter workflows and mobile, accessible data. Those elements were on full display at Trimble Viewpoint’s EMEA Summit in October.

From industry-leading best practices, to innovative customer success stories, to the latest technologies contractors have available to them, it was a jam-packed couple of afternoons of learning opportunities. Scores of industry thought leaders, customers, product experts, and inspirational speakers shared their knowledge and experiences during the virtual event. And, our clients’ success was celebrated, with our first-ever Trimble Viewpoint EMEA Construction Awards.

If you missed the summit live, here are our top four takeaways:

1. Using APIs with Field View: Customer Knowledge Sharing Session

Wates' David Thornhill walks through how he created special APIs to connect to Field View.

David Thornhill, of Wates Group, discussed how his company is currently using Trimble Viewpoint’s Field View—our tablet-based mobile field management solution. He taught himself how to create specialized APIs in order to gain even more data power from Field View and shared some handy tips for fellow Field View customers who wish to get started with APIs themselves.

Keep an eye out for the sections of the presentation he tells viewers to screenshot for useful coding you can tangibly add to your own Field View application. This is a brilliant session that showcases how our customers are constantly evolving and changing the way that Field View can be used through their experience and need in the field. 

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2. The Connected Construction Vision, Realised

Jon Fingland, vice president and general manager for construction solutions at Trimble, shared our Connected Construction” vision, and how Trimble Construction solutions are already helping the construction industry.

You may already know that Viewpoint is part of the Trimble family, but you might not know what that looks like from a complete technology perspective and the connected process and workflow opportunities your company can start taking advantage of. Fingland's session gives a rich understanding of the Trimble technology ecosystem, how the connected construction vision applies to different products, and what’s in store for the near- and long-term future.

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Trimble's Jon Fingland shares the company's connected construction vision.

3. Change Management: A Viewpoint For Projects Customer Success Story

Engie/EQUANS is one of the many contractor success stories of the Viewpoint For Projects solution.

Marc Pickering, Digital Construction Manager of Engie/EQUANS, walked the audience through Engie’s technology transformation journey from what persuaded his company to begin looking for software all the way to how it is utilising Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) today.

Pickering also covered the important topic of onboarding staff when purchasing new software and why change management was crucial in this. A real-world example of how our customers have found solutions to common construction challenges through using our products.

Watch the full session.

4. Trimble Viewpoint EMEA Construction Awards Winners

The Viewpoint EMEA Summit saw the announcement of our first ever EMEA Construction Awards winners. Here’s a quick look at each:

Most Innovative Use of Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) on a Project:

The Highland Council connected Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) with Holobuilder, which allowed facilities staff and external contractors on-site to ‘walk’ around the build of a new high school in Alness, in the north of Scotland.

Most Innovative Use of Field View on a Project

Kane Group utilised Field View to design, prefabricate and install the energy centre for the prestigious Claridge’s Hotel in London. Due to its magnitude, the project earned the name “Britain’s Biggest Iceberg Basement.”

We’ll detail each of these projects in more depth, including how Trimble Viewpoint solutions helped overcome key challenges in future blog posts. Subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss these. 

Also, our entire EMEA Summit event is now available on-demand, so you can catch up with any session, any time.

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Tamara joined the Trimble team in 2020. She likes taking complicated subject matters and making them easy to understand. She is experienced in the construction software market with expertise in content creation and distribution. In her spare time, you'll often find her running or dog-walking (not usually at the same time.)