NEWS: Trimble re-architects ProjectSight

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New version designed to transform ‘office-to-field’ construction management

Trimble has re-architected Trimble ProjectSight, the cloud-based project controls solution for construction managers and general contractors. The new release integrates project controls functionality with 2D and BIM with a view to improving coordination between project teams.

Trimble pitches ProjectSight as a complete web and mobile solution that streamlines the creation, access and sharing of project information between the office and the jobsite for more efficient, accurate and predictable project delivery. The system includes markup tools for both 2D and 3D models, integrated project controls functionality and a team collaboration engine for improved clarity and traceability.

“The unfortunate fallout from the recent explosion of mobile apps for construction has been the creation of data silos,” said Marcel Broekmaat, segment manager of Trimble Buildings’ General Contractor / Construction Manager Division. “Today, many contractors are reporting that disparate workflows and communication gaps between teams are creating huge inefficiencies and costly rework; and project managers no longer feel like they have control over projects. With ProjectSight, we are breaking down those data silos by providing a centralised workflow that is easy for all field teams to access, update and share critical project data.”

ProjectSight is accessible via web or an iPad app. It features a simple and intuitive user interface with design-centric workflows. Access to centralised data provides teams with up-to-date information to and from site. The new solution is said to streamline version control for drawings and models, issues reporting, checklists, RFIs, photos, submittals and other critical project data.

Key features include: Advanced markup for both 2D and 3D design files; BIM workflow enhancements that feature a nearly transparent integration with the Trimble Connect™ collaboration platform; and new offline capabilities. The software also includes a new collaboration method, complete with audit trail, that allows multiple team members to contribute as they would with text messaging.

“We are excited to get Trimble ProjectSight into the hands of our users,” said Jeremy Sibert, director of technology at Hensel Phelps. “Easy-to-use and accessible from anywhere, ProjectSight ensures that our project managers, field crews and partners are in sync throughout the project. Using ProjectSight and Trimble Prolog together will enable us unprecedented control to deliver quality projects on time and on budget.”

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