Las Vegas — Trimble launched a new generation of its cloud-based project controls solution for construction managers and general contractors — Trimble ProjectSight system. It is 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 advanced markup tools for both 2D and 3D models, integrated project controls functionality and an innovative team collaboration engine for improved clarity and traceability.

The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.

Building on customer feedback, Trimble ProjectSight has been re-architected to address growing challenges facing construction teams to save time and reduce rework due to lack of interoperability between point solutions.

“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 centralized workflow that is easy for all field teams to access, update and share critical project data.”

Accessible via web or an iPad app, Trimble ProjectSight features a simple and intuitive user interface with smart, design-centric workflows to keep teams in sync. Access to centralized data provides teams with up-to-date information to and from the field. The new solution streamlines 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 — ProjectSight allows users the ability to add field notes, annotations, comments and conversations to any 2D drawing and 3D file and automatically embeds the project control data in context of models and plans making it easy to update, reference and access while in the field.
  • Collaboration — The new collaboration method allows multiple team members to contribute as they would with standard text messaging, but better. Team Conversation keeps a digital record of these interactions to maintain an audit trail of decisions made throughout the project.
  • BIM workflow enhancements — Featuring a nearly transparent integration with the Trimble Connect collaboration platform, authorized stakeholders can access and share detailed BIM files without the requirement of specialized model viewing applications.
  • Offline capabilities — Users have access to all of their drawings as well as all other ProjectSight features and functionality, even without a Wi-Fi connection.

“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.”

Trimble ProjectSight is available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription for projects and companies. A free trial subscription is also available, which gives users up to three team members with access to the complete system. Additional information can be found at: http://projectsight.trimble.com. Users may also download the free ProjectSight iPad app from the iTunes App Store.

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