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Getting Bang for your BIM with a #Trimble Robotic Total Station

Made for Construction The majority of contractors have entered BIM with multidisciplinary coordination. Design information from architects or engineers in a 2D or 3D format is combined with fabrication models or drawings from subcontractors to create a “federated model.” This combined model is used to identify constructability and building issues so solutions can be developed digitally before they become problems in reality on the construction site. Models are updated throughout the construction process with as-built field data to minimize unforeseen changes. Trimble robotic total stations enable contractors to measure angles and distances extremely accurately for laying out new construction and as-built existing construction using discrete points. Digital layout solutions born out of the surveying industry bridge the gap between the coordinated model in the office and physical construction in the field. Modern total stations designed for construction applications are simple in design and easy to operate with minimal training. They allow the contractor to take very accurate, coordinated data directly from a model and digitally project it or replicate it on a jobsite for a “paint-by-numbers” installation, which accelerates both installation speed and accuracy by connecting the total station to the BIM process. Connecting BIM and digital layout is a win-win for the construction industry. Faster, More Accurate Layout It’s a far cry from tape measures and strings, which leave a substantial amount of room for human error. Using total station technology makes jobs much easier and more efficient while providing the accuracy needed to successfully extend BIM from the office to the job site. #BIM #RTS #Asbuilt #digitallayout