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Improve Productivity and Reduce Waste with LeanSight

In our work with construction firms all over the world, we have noticed a few things related to schedule management. One, scheduling a project requires extensive knowledge of construction. Two, owners require a CPM schedule as part of the deliverable and/or contract. Three, it is difficult to make CPM schedules actionable and to get reliable progress updates from the field.

With LeanSight, we are introducing a solution for this problem. LeanSight can work with your CPM schedule and makes it easy for your project team to track work completed and submit progress reports. Cloud and mobile solutions help to put the actionable schedule in the hands of the field team.

The solution has seen great success with its use at companies in Europe, resulting in significant savings in time and cost. Watch the recorded Building with Trimble webinar to get an introduction to LeanSight.

 

Presenters: Marcel Broekmaat, Trimble

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Putting Your Field Processes in Overdrive

The Top Reasons Why Trimble Field Link is Your Best Option

Far more than just a field controller software for a total station, Trimble Field Link offers several unique capabilities that enhance results for field crews and project management teams alike. 

Watch this webinar to learn about the sweeping changes that Trimble Field Link has undergone in the last 2 years and highlight the unique capabilities that separate it from the competition. You'll also be given insight into the future direction Trimble plans to take with respect to field process and BIM workflows.

 

Presenters: Bryan Williams, Trimble

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Getting Rogue File Sharing Under Control

File sharing services are taking the pain out of pushing large amounts of data around distributed project teams, but while users of many popular services find them fast and easy to use, they also are sacrificing the ability to maintain version control or ensure data security. Yet system administrators face an uphill battle trying to keep their file-sharing colleagues from going off the reservation.

During this webinar, ENR will ask a panel of construction industry technology officers how big the problem really is, and how they have managed to control rogue file sharing and bring their houses to order.

 

Presenters: Jeremy Sibert, Hensel Phelps, Corren Collura, Suffolk Construction Company

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Simplify Project Management in the Field

When it comes to project management, control is everything. With countless moving parts, it can be a struggle to effectively manage work crews while keeping stakeholders informed.

Introducing Trimble ProjectSight, a first-of-its-kind project management tool that empowers project teams with relevant, real-time data for informed decision making. It’s everything you need to know, right at your fingertips.

Watch the recorded Building with Trimble webinar to see how ProjectSight unifies field and office workers.

 

Presenters: Marcel Broekmaat, Trimble, Jesse Lavine, Trimble

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Manage Your Data Better with Vico Office

Are you ready to get serious about managing your model-based estimating and scheduling data? BIM adoption has grown significantly in recent years and practitioners are relying more heavily on models to convey important project data.

Trimble Vico Office is the integrated platform where construction estimating, scheduling and design management all come together.  Our latest update to Vico supports information-rich content coming from all authoring applications. Users are now empowered with maximum flexibility so model-based estimating and scheduling feel like a natural extension to working with 3D models.

Watch this Building With Trimble webinar to learn more!

Presenters: Duane Gleason, Trimble

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What’s New in Modelogix 3.5

Leveraging your historical costs is now more collaborative than ever with Modelogix 3.5.

Watch this recorded Building with Trimble  webinar that focuses on the latest Modelogix release.

You’ll learn about how Modelogix 3.5 enables:

  • Easier collaboration for distributed teams
  • Dramatically simplified deployment of the software
  • A virtually maintenance free product

Modelogix is Trimble’s Business Intelligence tool for contractors to capture, benchmark, and analyze all structured historical cost data in a secure, centralized database. Imported data is tagged with cost-driving attributes for enhanced searchability. The structured and attributed project cost information can then be used to build cost models within the application. By leveraging historical costs in the conceptual estimating process, Modelogix can dramatically reduce the time spent producing an early-phase budget for the owner, also improving the budgets accuracy.

Modelogix will help you win more work, save time and build stronger client relationships.

Recorded on September 27, 2016
 

Presenters: Mike Maylone, Trimble

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Developing the Model-Based Estimate

Model-based estimating is one of the most powerful workflows that BIM has automated - using 3D models or 2D plans to rapidly quantify projects enables you to focus on the project scope and coordinating subcontractors.
 
This Building with Trimble  focuses on Trimble's progressive approach to model-based estimating; watch Gustav Choto's presentation on how BuildingPoint Pacific is driving model-based estimating:

  • Leveraging 3D models for element takeoff and location-based quantities
  • Augmenting missing 3D information with 2D and/or onscreen takeoff
  • Developing a ‘living detail estimate' to unite both design and constructability

Whether you need to deliver a top-down conceptual estimate, or a detailed bottom-up estimate, learn how Trimble's approach can be applied to your next BIM project!

Recorded on August 30, 2016
 

Presenters: Gustav Choto, BuildingPoint Pacific, Duane Gleason, Trimble

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Efficiency in Estimating with Trimble GCEstimator Software Suite

It’s no longer necessary to use more than one takeoff application to support 3D and 2D inputs. Trimble GCEstimator Suite provides a single takeoff solution for both 3D BIM models and 2D plans. You have the flexibility to use BIM models for 3D quantity extraction as well as perform a digitized takeoff from 2D PDF files.  

Trimble GCEstimator Suite incorporates best-of-breed estimating and takeoff solutions designed to increase efficiencies, win more work, and maximize the profitability of projects before, during and after construction. With all the tools needed to streamline productivity in a single system, GCEstimator eliminates unnecessary complexity.

Watch this recorded webinar and learn how GCEstimator can:

  • Reduce your need for multiple systems to manage your estimates
  • Promote efficient use and maintenance of data
  • Use both 2D and 3D data to drive costs and estimates
  • Keep your estimate in lock-step with the model, regardless of how often the model changes

Recorded on August 2, 2016
 

Presenters: Steve Watt, Trimble

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Streamline Early-Phase Estimating

Understanding the scope and cost of early-phase construction projects can be challenging! Furthermore, tracking costs as early-phase design evolves can be very difficult also. SketchUp is a simple modeling tool that can be used in conjunction with Vico Office to easily visualize project scope and cost during concept design and through design evolution.

Watch the recorded webinar and see how SketchUp can be used to easily reflect a concept model and how it can be brought into Vico Office for quantity takeoff and pricing.  Mass model pricing can be done on the simplest SketchUp model, with the ability to evolve the project design and estimate with additional iterations. We will also share best practices about how to work with SketchUp and Vico Office to get ideal outputs for this workflow.

Recorded June 28, 2016

 

Presenters: Duane Gleason, Trimble, Chad Thelin, Trimble

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Modelogix: Conceptual Cost Estimating at Your Fingertips

This webinar focuses on how easy it is for contractors, owners and designers to create accurate conceptual estimates and become more efficient in the process. You will learn the top three benefits Modelogix provides:

  • How to quickly and easily create cost models from your own rich data.
  • How simple it can be to organize and manage historical data from the beginning to the end of a project's life cycle.
  • How to quickly present and document accurate conceptual budgets for presentation to clients or internal customers using powerful reports.

Recorded June 2016

 

Presenters: Gustavo Choto, BP Pacific, Mike Maylone, Trimble

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