Category Archives: BIM

Purdue University to Launch Trimble Technology Lab

WESTMINSTER, CO, and WEST LAFAYETTE, IN, Sep 22, 2023 – Purdue University and Trimble are establishing a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab at Purdue focused on teaching and research for construction management technology.

The lab is hosted by the School of Construction Management Technology within the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and will bring Trimble’s industry-leading construction technologies into a dedicated learning environment for Purdue students to learn and innovate.

“The equipment and software provided will enhance our educational and research capabilities in construction management and technology,” said Daniel Castro-Lacouture, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. “Partnering with Trimble to establish a Technology Lab signifies an exciting opportunity that empowers our students and faculty to drive industry advancements.”

The lab is expected to open in early 2024 and will be part of the institute’s evolving footprint at Dudley and Lambertus Halls. The connected buildings, which opened in April 2023, house a mix of polytechnic and engineering labs, makerspaces and classrooms with the goal of fostering an atmosphere of collaboration among students from different majors and departments.

“The Trimble Technology Lab will empower Purdue students with the skills and expertise required to become front-runners in the realm of industry technology,” said H. Nicholas Dib, associate professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute who will help oversee the lab. ”The lab will support the holistic transformation of education, where technology lies at the very heart of the curriculum.”

“Purdue has a strong reputation as a leader in applied construction education. Their construction management program offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning and prepares students for a variety of construction careers,” said Amy Northcutt, director of education and outreach at Trimble. “We are confident that our collaboration with Purdue to establish this Trimble Technology Lab will have a significant impact in preparing students for their careers.”

The lab will include a broad range of Trimble’s industry-leading geospatial and construction solutions such as the Trimble XR10 HoloLens hardhat and advanced software solutions including RealWorks scanning software, Trimble Business Center Infrastructure Construction edition, Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, Trimble Connect AR interactive collaboration software, AccuBid and AutoBid, and the company’s popular 3D modeling solution, SketchUp.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a public research institution with excellence at scale. Ranked among top 10 public universities (Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal and QS), with two colleges in the top 4 in the United States (US News & World Report), Purdue discovers and disseminates knowledge with a quality and at a scale second to none. More than 105,000 students study at Purdue across modalities and locations, with 50,000 in person on the West Lafayette campus. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue’s main campus has frozen tuition 12 years in a row. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap, including its first comprehensive urban campus in Indianapolis, the new Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, and Purdue Innovates, at

About Trimble

Dedicated to the world’s tomorrow, Trimble is a technology company delivering solutions that enable our customers to work in new ways to measure, build, grow and move goods for a better quality of life. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products and enterprise lifecycle solutions to industry cloud services, Trimble is transforming critical industries such as construction, geospatial, agriculture and transportation to power an interconnected world of work.

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Trimble Unveils R580 GNSS Receiver

WESTMINSTER, CO, Sep 22, 2023 – Trimble introduced the new Trimble R580 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver, the next generation in its portfolio of Trimble ProPoint GNSS positioning engine enabled receivers. The system’s survey-grade GNSS performance enables professionals in surveying, mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS), civil construction and utilities to quickly and easily capture centimeter-level positioning and boost productivity in the field.

Trimble R580 (image source: Trimble website)

With the field-proven Trimble ProPoint GNSS engine on board, users can measure points in challenging environments, such as under tree canopy or near buildings, while Trimble EVEREST Plus technology can identify and remove unwanted multipath signals for improved accuracy and data confidence. Using the Trimble Maxwell 7 chipset technology, the receiver provides fast processing, anti-spoofing capability and the ability to track all available GNSS constellations. This results in higher satellite availability for robust positioning in a wider range of environments.

The R580 supports Trimble RTX correction services for RTK-level precision without the use of a local base station or VRS network wherever correction sources are available, saving time and money through faster field operation and simpler workflows. The receiver can be paired with all current mobile devices on a variety of operating systems and platforms—from a Trimble handheld or controller to a modern smartphone or tablet. It can also be mounted on a pole, vehicle or backpack.

Together with software, such as Trimble Access and Trimble TerraFlex field software, the Trimble R580 makes it easy to collect and communicate information as part of a professional-grade field-to-office workflow.

“The Trimble R580 is a go-to solution for dependable survey-level accuracy in the field,” said Chris Trevillian, director of product management, Trimble Geospatial. “As the latest Trimble receiver that boosts productivity thanks to Trimble ProPoint technology, the R580’s advanced technology provides access to survey-precise positioning for challenging GNSS environments. The addition of the R580 brings industry-leading Trimble ProPoint functionality in a range of form factors across the breadth of Trimble’s GNSS receiver portfolio, providing a choice of productive receivers to suit any application, project requirements and team size.“


The Trimble R580 is available now through Trimble Geospatial’s Authorized Distribution Network worldwide. For more information, visit

About Trimble Geospatial

Trimble Geospatial provides solutions that facilitate high-quality, productive workflows and information exchange, driving value for a global and diverse customer base of surveyors, engineering and GIS service companies, governments, utilities and transportation authorities. Trimble’s innovative technologies include integrated sensors, field applications, real-time communications and office software for processing, modeling and data analytics. Using Trimble solutions, organizations can capture the most accurate spatial data and transform it into intelligence to deliver increased productivity and improved decision-making. Whether enabling more efficient use of natural resources or enhancing the performance and lifecycle of civil infrastructure, timely and reliable geospatial information is at the core of Trimble’s solutions to transform the way work is done.

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About Trimble

Dedicated to the world’s tomorrow, Trimble is a technology company delivering solutions that enable our customers to work in new ways to measure, build, grow and move goods for a better quality of life. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products and enterprise lifecycle solutions to industry cloud services, Trimble is transforming critical industries such as construction, geospatial, agriculture and transportation to power an interconnected world of work.

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Trimble Introduces Appian Daily Planner

WESTMINSTER, CO, Sep 22, 2023 – Trimble introduced Appian Daily Planner, a cloud-based solution for multi-stop, multi-vehicle route optimization that improves asset utilization, on-time deliveries and customer service.

Appian Daily Planner delivers a modern planning experience, designed to streamline and optimize the complex routing needs of multi-stop mixed and private fleets. By combining a highly-configurable interface with the trusted Appian optimization algorithm that has been continually enhanced for more than 30 years, Appian Daily Planner empowers fleets to transition from static, batch routing to a real-time planning approach – saving time, money and miles in the process.

Appian Daily Planner also adds enhanced asset visibility, enabling dispatchers and fleet managers to adjust and optimize routes in real time—tracking planned versus actual route progress, while ensuring drivers and route plans are meeting customers’ delivery constraints.

Benefits of Appian Daily Planner include:

  • Dynamic decision making: With robust decision-assist capability and real-time insights; users are able to determine the most effective routes for all their complex routing needs
  • Highly configurable: An adaptable solution that enables customers to track and report on KPIs relevant to their specific business
  • Fuel reduction: Route optimization enables fleets to lower fuel consumption and reduce emissions for more sustainable outcomes.
  • Cost savings: Route optimization can also reduce a fleet’s wear-and-tear, which can lead to reduced vehicle repair costs.
  • Easier and faster planning: Powerful algorithm analyzes operational constraints and provides optimized, streamlined daily route planning, improving efficiency through improved asset utilization
  • Real-time tracking and monitoring: Visual cues and proactive alerts provide dispatchers the key metrics needed to quickly track actual route performance against plan in real time.
  • Continuous planning modes: Dynamic routing without limitations on the number of orders, routing inside of boundaries, editing fixed routes and selective routing.

“Appian is known for empowering fleets to develop optimized, cost-effective routes that meet their business and customer needs,” said Steven Kalnitzky, senior product manager for Trimble. “This continued evolution of the Appian suite of tools takes it to the next level, pairing our trusted route optimization capabilities with a dynamic, modern user experience. We’re building on Appian’s powerful algorithm and deep experience in route optimization to provide modern, user-friendly technology that gives organizational visibility into route plans, order status and fleet activity.”

Appian Daily Planner helps fleet owners and managers handle the ongoing challenges of routing, enabling best-in-class optimization for faster, more reliable deliveries. With this cloud-based solution, fleet owners can improve their efficiency with real-time tracking for quick route adjustments and improve customer satisfaction by optimizing multiple delivery controls for faster, more reliable deliveries.

In addition to Appian Daily Planner, the Appian suite includes the following tools: Resource Calendar, DirectRoute for transportation analysts and DRTrack for Web-based reporting and tracking, providing carriers with a powerful set of modern, web-based solutions that meet a wide range of unique routing and dispatching needs. For more information or a demo of Appian Daily Planner or the Appian suite of tools, visit

About Trimble Transportation

Trimble Transportation is transforming the global supply chain through intelligent, connected technology and workflows that are rooted in industry standard commercial maps and data. At the intersection of the physical and digital worlds, Trimble Transportation offers SaaS, web, mobile and installed solutions that improve efficiency, promote safety, optimize utilization, and enable collaboration. From planning to delivery, we provide cutting edge procurement, transportation management, mapping, routing, dispatch, navigation, location, fleet management, ELD compliance and asset maintenance solutions.

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About Trimble

Dedicated to the world’s tomorrow, Trimble is a technology company delivering solutions that enable our customers to work in new ways to measure, build, grow and move goods for a better quality of life. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products and enterprise lifecycle solutions to industry cloud services, Trimble is transforming critical industries such as construction, geospatial, agriculture and transportation to power an interconnected world of work.

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Deltek Expands Partnership with Procore for Construction Mgmt

HERNDON, VA, Sep 21, 2023 – Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, announced an expanded partnership with Deltek ComputerEase within the Procore platform, marking a milestone with its involvement on the Procore App Marketplace.

Procore Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of construction management software and launched the Procore App Marketplace in 2016 as an online hub for third party integrations and custom applications modernizing the everyday life of the construction professional. The enhanced integration will benefit thousands of construction stakeholders who currently depend on Deltek and Procore for their financial and project management needs, ultimately helping enhance firms’ profitability by enabling construction jobs to be managed more effectively. In addition, Procore will join the Deltek Marketplace, a curated collection of third-party vendors that bring value and ROI to project-based businesses, and Deltek ComputerEase will remain on the Procore App Marketplace.

Deltek ComputerEase has a longstanding integration with Procore’s Project Management platform, and this partnership will further the relationship between the two by bringing more connectivity and efficiency to the construction industry’s daily operations. The expanded partnership offers more seamless data synchronization by connecting project management and accounting functions. Any changes made to projects will appear for all team members simultaneously, reducing errors and time spent on manual data transfers and updates, leading to improved efficiency, accelerated timelines, and smarter decision-making.

“Through this enhancement, we can offer contractors and their accounting teams improved access to the meaningful data they need to successfully carry out a project,” said kris lengieza, vice president of global partnerships and alliances at Procore. “Construction professionals using both platforms can now have access to accurate, real-time information that can be seamlessly shared between the jobsite and the back office, helping deliver projects on time and within budget.”

“Thousands of trade and general construction contractors already leverage Deltek ComputerEase and Procore to run their businesses, control their margins, and collaborate with stakeholders,” said John Meibers, vice president and general manager for Deltek ComputerEase. “We’re thrilled to continue our journey with Procore and look forward to delivering industry leading integration and customer experience for users of the ComputerEase and Procore platforms.”

About Deltek

Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 30,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Their industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.

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About Procore

Procore is a leading global provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore’s platform. Procore’s platform connects key project stakeholders to solutions Procore has built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore’s App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with Procore’s platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Procore has offices around the globe.

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Brown and Caldwell Appoints Ravi Chadha as Sr VP, CSO

CHICAGO, IL, Sep 20, 2023 – Brown and Caldwell today announced Ravi Chadha has joined the firm as senior vice president and chief strategy officer (CSO) as incumbent Jay Patil retires after more than three decades in the environmental consulting sector.

Ravi Chadha

With over 25 years of experience leading corporate business strategies, organizational transformations, and product/service team management for several Fortune 500 companies, Chadha brings a wealth of knowledge in driving company performance. In executive roles, he has directed change management and business process initiatives to achieve growth objectives for multi-billion-dollar revenue organizations in various industries, including strategic consulting, automotive, and heavy machinery manufacturing.

As CSO, Chadha will develop, implement, and oversee Brown and Caldwell’s strategic direction. He will work closely with company leadership to ensure the employee-owned firm is well-positioned to sustain its measured growth and build on its reputation as a water and environmental market leader. In addition to strategy, he will direct business transformation, change management, mergers and acquisitions, and communications initiatives.

Brown and Caldwell CEO Rich D’Amato commented on Patil’s impact and Chadha’s appointment: “We congratulate Jay on his retirement and thank him for dedicating the last 18 years of his career to shaping Brown and Caldwell’s growth and sales strategies. He has been instrumental in transforming our business model to deliver sustained double-digit growth. In Ravi, I am delighted to welcome an accomplished, results-driven leader who brings deep experience in varying sectors, which will help us continue to innovate and find new ways to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients and communities.”

Based in Chicago, Chadha holds an MBA, a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, and advanced certifications in sustainability leadership and organizational change management.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction services firm with 52 offices and over 1,900 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 75 years, their creative solutions have helped municipalities, private industry, and government agencies successfully overcome their most challenging water and environmental obstacles. As an employee-owned company, Brown and Caldwell is passionate about exceeding their clients’ expectations and making a difference for their employees, communities, and environment.

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Matterport, Procore Expand Digital Twin Integration

SUNNYVALE, CA, Sep 20, 2023 – Matterport, Inc., announced its latest collaboration with Procore Technologies Inc., a leading global provider of construction management software, expanding Matterport’s platform ecosystem support for design and construction management software services. Building on the companies’ original integration, Procore users can now use features such as RFI’s, Observations, and Coordination Issues directly within Matterport’s photorealistic 3D digital twins, creating a visual system-of-record for site conditions that anyone on a project can track.

Traditionally, design and construction stakeholders have relied on 2D documentation or complex CAD imagery to coordinate project tasks remotely, using project management tools like Procore to ease the burden of organizing various materials. However as a project or issue becomes more complex, simple documentation can become limiting, resulting in project inaccuracies or misunderstandings between stakeholders that lead to rework or costly delays.

With this latest enhancement, team members can now transition seamlessly between their Procore project management workspace and the Matterport digital twin of a site, centralizing record-keeping, and enabling better progress tracking, quality control, and more efficient closeout processes.

“Since Matterport took its first steps into the industry, it became evident that our solutions share a common mission: to improve the lives of everyone in construction,” said Kris Lengieza, vice president of global partnerships and alliances at Procore. “As the construction industry continues to adopt digital-first tools, Matterport’s integration into the Procore Platform provides the visual site context teams need to help resolve issues quickly and keep projects on time.”

Matterport uses a combination of artificial intelligence and lidar-enhanced 3D cameras to transform physical buildings and spaces into photorealistic “digital twins”. These easy to navigate 3D spaces provide design and construction specialists the visual clarity to collaborate confidently when working remotely, reducing the need for site visits that add costly overhead. Combined with detailed point cloud data generated per scan, Matterport digital twins can reduce site survey and BIM creation costs as much as 70%1.

“In industries as hands-on as construction, Matterport provides unprecedented accessibility to stakeholders, empowering anyone to virtually step on site at any stage in a project,” said Jay Remley, chief revenue officer, Matterport. “This expanded integration is the latest step in merging the immersive experience of Matterport digital twins with the project management efficiency of Procore. As partners, we’re providing design and construction professionals everywhere with the tools they need to finish projects faster, with fewer on-site resources.”

Matterport is available today in the Procore App Marketplace for all supported regions. In addition to this integration, Matterport users can import add-ons including BIM Files or the MatterPak Bundle, allowing Procore users to transform Matterport spaces into BIM (.ifc, .rvt) and CAD (.dwg) files.

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About Matterport

Matterport, Inc. is leading the digital transformation of the built world. Their groundbreaking spatial data platform turns buildings into data to make nearly every space more valuable and accessible. Millions of buildings in more than 177 countries have been transformed into immersive Matterport digital twins to improve every part of the building lifecycle from planning, construction, and operations to documentation, appraisal and marketing. Learn more at and browse a gallery of digital twins.

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