Construction-focused cloud platform designed to enable project teams to better design, construct, operate and manage projects
Trimble has launched Trimble Construction Cloud, a new platform powered by Microsoft Azure to link project teams, data, processes and multiple stakeholders – including general contractors, subcontractors, designers, engineers and owners – across all phases of construction projects. According to Trimble, it provides seamless collaboration from the field to the back office.
Trimble Construction Cloud takes advantage of Microsoft Azure services including Logic Apps, Azure DevOps, and Azure Kubernetes Service.
“Trimble Construction Cloud enables customers to accelerate and deliver improved business outcomes with data from native Trimble and ecosystem of services,” said Jennifer Lin, senior vice president and chief platform officer for Trimble. “It empowers project teams to design, construct, operate, collaborate and learn with live data sharing. This unique approach leverages connected workflows, precise spatial data and constructible models to modernize the entire ecosystem and accelerate customer success. We’re excited to help customers and partners achieve more productively and sustainability than before.”
Trimble Construction Cloud will launch as the cloud solution powering Trimble Construction One, a purpose-built connected construction management offering that includes field data, estimating, detailing, project management, finance and human capital management solutions.
Trimble Construction Cloud includes four main functions designed to automate the flow of data and decision-making.
A Common Data Environment connects the office with site operations tools, enabling Trimble and non-Trimble solutions to ‘automatically integrate’ into one usable data set.
Configured and Custom Workflows help project teams automate different aspects of their business. It comes with three configured workflows: a model-to-procurement built for Mechanical, Engineering and Plumbing (MEP); a model-to-fabrication for structures; and a civil bid-to-build for site management.
Live Data/Model Sharing allows for ‘real-time’ model collaboration for both Trimble and non-Trimble solutions. Trimble explains that multiple users can be in several Trimble solutions—such as Quadri, Trimble Connect and Tekla—and view model changes as they happen. According to Trimble, those with non-Trimble solutions, such as Microsoft Teams can also collaborate in the same modelling process as well.
Trimble Developer Portal centralizes the discovery, learning, provisioning, support and application of APIs to help facilitate faster onboarding and integration.