Whether your team is performing initial concrete layout, QA/QC on completed work, or a range of other field positioning tasks, GNSS technology is a viable option in many situations. On busy construction sites, contractors find that work can be interrupted when an obstruction lies between the point of measurement and the total station, requiring a new station setup and lost time. With GNSS technology, there is no need to maintain line of sight with the total station. Instead, the contractor only needs a clear view of the sky to capture measurements fast.
GPS and other Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies have played a role in construction for years. Originally developed for land surveyors, workflows were often complex and overwhelming for non-specialists in the building industry. So when Trimble set out to design a GNSS system specifically for general contractors, it had to be simple. The system is controlled by the same software that controls our total stations, Trimble Field Link. So even novice users can be up and running in minutes with guided-workflows designed for building construction.
Many contractors already rely on the powerful simplicity of Trimble Field Link software. With task-based workflows that guide field workers step-by-step through common field tasks, Trimble Field Link flattens the learning curve to get your teams up and running fast.
Today, Trimble Field Link is the one field software to use no matter what layout equipment your team needs to use for any situation. Whether it’s a robotic total station, Trimble’s innovative Rapid Positioning System or GNSS, your team can trust Trimble Field Link
Whenever you’ve got an unobstructed view of the sky, satellite positioning is a viable option to help you complete work faster. The Trimble R8s lets your team move fast with proven technology and proven workflows
The Trimble R8s delivers sub-centimeter horizontal positioning accuracy in a lightweight, rugged design.
Trimble 360, our powerful GNSS tracking technology supports signals from all existing and planned satellite constellations. It expands the utility of your GNSS rover in sites that were previously inaccessible due to moderate obstructions by taking advantage of the availability of additional satellite signals.
The system is available in three configurations. Base Station plus Rover, Rover-only or Base Station-only. All systems come complete with all accessories necessary to be productive immediately.
The concept is simple: take the field-proven Trimble R8s Receiver, pair it with Trimble Field Link Controller software and watch productivity soar on the work site. Designed specifically to meet the needs of building construction, the Trimble R8s system for general contractors streamlines workflows to help contractors perform common field positioning tasks fast.
With the addition of the Trimble R8s to our building construction lineup, contractors can now tap into the convenience of satellite positioning while still using the same proven workflows of Trimble Field Link. When vertical accuracy does not require sub-centimeter tolerance, GNSS technology is the smart way to expedite layout and QA/QC tasks. Unlike existing total station workflows with GNSS, all you need is a clear view of the sky to get the positions you need on site. Eliminate dozens of trips back to the tripod and repeated set-ups and break-downs.
Watch the recorded webinar where we introduce the Trimble R8s and Trimble Field Link software to see if GNSS technology has a place on your job site.
Recorded on March 29, 2016