Tech-Aided Workflows for UK Construction Compliance
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August 8, 2022
This year’s EMEA Summit was back as an in-person event. We were lucky enough to host dozens of our customers, partners and Trimble Viewpoint professionals at the Tower Hotel in London, 13 October.
This year’s theme was Power of Platform, with speakers selected to talk about the benefits of connected construction, and showcase how systems working seamlessly together can transform the very way the construction industry operates–bringing people, projects and processes together in real-time through embedded technologies. Attendees not only learned about how connected construction technologies worked, but were invited to discover the wider selection of Trimble products, many of which they might not have previously associated with Trimble Viewpoint.
Trimble has a huge wealth of solutions—software and hardware—made specifically for, and spanning across all verticals and phases of the construction industry. However, we also understand that thoughtfully curated partnerships can enhance our products as well as our customers’ day-to-day operations even further. We had the opportunity to bring in some of our own partners to the EMEA Summit and have them showcase their own solutions and expertise. Here’s a quick look at two:
This team is the one-stop shop when it comes to using Field View alongside lean methodology. Their consultancy service uses the principles of lean construction and continuous improvement alongside Field View. RedJAM’s Andy Almay and Matt Cawdron presented a case study with Trimble Viewpoint customer, Sigmat, demonstrating how it is using Field View alongside RedJAM’s methodologies to reduce waste, simplify tasks,
Formerly known as Korec, BuildingPoint is the exclusive distributor of Trimble hardware for the UK market. Attendees got to meet the robotic Spot the Dog, experience VR for the construction site, and have a trial run of how to use Trimble’s site hardware. Sam Hough, Business Manager (UK), also gave an insightful presentation about using technology alongside workers on-site to gain more project clarity than ever.
We also had another exciting announcement, which we only shared with customers who attended on the day, but we will be able to reveal it to you all very soon. Watch this space!
The EMEA Summit showcased our commitment to creating real working relationships with our customers, and partners. Jon Fingland, vice president and category manager with Trimble, walked customers through Trimble’s mission for the construction industry, and why connected systems play such an important role in that. As part of that mission, Fingland discussed the company’s recent partnership with Microsoft 365 to provide even more interoperability with our systems.
More importantly, attendees heard the stories of their peers who are already putting Trimble’s connected construction solutions and workflows to use—with great success. It was a privilege to be able to showcase the construction marvel that is Hinkley Point C. The size of the project has meant the sheer usage of Trimble Viewpoint Field View, Trimble Tekla, and Trimble Connect, has coincided with product innovation.
Many of the suggestions made by trial and error at this site have made their way to the whole customer database. We gave guests an exclusive look at the ‘behind the scenes’ of the day-to-day running of Hinkley, and how Trimble solutions are helping with the construction of the largest UK project ever.
Alina Turda, Tim Davies, and Gregory Bond from Bylor Joint Venture sat down afterward for a Q&A.
Gordon Clannachan, senior structural and wind engineer at ARUP, discussed how Trimble solutions helped make its King’s Cross R8 project as sustainable as possible. Kings Cross R8 is a mixed-use development comprising of offices and residential units and located close to Kings Cross station in London.
ARUP automated the calculation of embodied carbon for every object in the model and put the embodied carbon in the full structural frame as a live metric to influence decisions and as a by-product of their workflows, not as an afterthought.
Our Trimble customers are central to everything we do, from influencing product development to events such as the EMEA Summit. We’re invested in the long-term success of our clients and partner with them at every step to help them succeed, which is why summits like these are vital.
Thank you to those who attended. You came in ready to showcase your achievements, network, ask questions, and really get involved with the day. We couldn’t have done it without you. We’ll be doing it again next year!
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