Innovations in ConTech

All about construction technology – the latest, the greatest and what you need to know.

  • How Digital Technology is Revolutionizing Minds and Capabilities in Our Industry

    How Digital Technology is Revolutionizing Minds and Capabilities in Our Industry

    In recent years the MEP sector has welcomed a revolution through the use of digital technology. One of the most ground-breaking innovations to market is Point Cloud Scanning...

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  • The Top 5 Features of a Construction Asset Management Software Solution

    The Top 5 Features of a Construction Asset Management Software Solution

    Tool mismanagement can impact the efficiency and productivity of the business wasting time and money. That’s where construction asset management software comes in.

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  • Mixed Reality for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

    Mixed Reality for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

    This article discusses integrating Microsoft HoloLens’ Mixed Reality technology with Trimble products for AEC project success.

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  • 10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    This post takes a look at our impressive building technology history by exploring the top 10 construction innovations of our time.

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  • How to Create a 3D CAD Model from a Laser Scanned Point Cloud (Overview)

    How to Create a 3D CAD Model from a Laser Scanned Point Cloud (Overview)

    Aric Scott, Trimble MEP Trainer provides a step-by-step overview of how to create a 3D CAD model from a laser scanned point cloud.

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  • Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Builders used to complain a lot about sustainability! Construction budgets could not afford luxuries like saving the environment. I heard people say, sustainability sounded great but it only...

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  • Handheld Versus Tripod: Which 3D Scanner Do You Need?

    Handheld Versus Tripod: Which 3D Scanner Do You Need?

    With both handheld and tripod mounted scanners available, which type of scanner will provide you with the functionality you need in order to create 3D models of your MEP installations?

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  • The Basics of MEP 3D Scanning: Point Clouds and BIM Models

    The Basics of MEP 3D Scanning: Point Clouds and BIM Models

    Increasingly MEP Contractors involved in renovation projects are looking for solutions that will enable them to quickly and effectively digitally represent the as-built environment as 3D BIM model.

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  • Disney Uses BIM to Create the Infamous Enchanted Storybook Castle

    Disney Uses BIM to Create the Infamous Enchanted Storybook Castle

    Shanghai’s Disney resort, which is due to open in spring next year, is the home of the largest of Disney’s castles. It has been over three years since Disney revealed that the Enchanted...

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  • Field to BIM MEP: What and Why?

    Field to BIM MEP: What and Why?

    Field to BIM is the transfer of as-built building information from point of source in the field directly into a Building Information Model (BIM). It encompasses all activities from the creation of...

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  • Construction in 2025: What Will Change?

    Construction in 2025: What Will Change?

    As a forward thinking and proactive business, Trimble is always looking for solutions that help the industry work more productively and effectively. Bringing together industry experts from all of its

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  • 3D Scanning at a Glance

    3D Scanning at a Glance

    This guide offers an overview of the benefits 3D scanners directly offer to MEP professionals to help your business stay at the forefront of innovation and ride the next wave of technology.

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  • Why Robots will Never Replace People

    Why Robots will Never Replace People

    You would be hard pressed to find an industry that hasn’t been impacted by technology in one way or another and construction is no different. However the growth of the use of tech – and robotics.

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  • Rage Against the Machine

    Rage Against the Machine

    All too often, we hear the adage that BIM is 10% technology and 90% sociology but what does this really mean if so many construction industry stakeholders still remain skeptical?

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  • Mixed-Reality has Industry in a Spin!

    Mixed-Reality has Industry in a Spin!

    Described as a revolution in the way the AEC industry uses technology, Trimble and Microsoft HoloLens uses overlaid holograms to give all those involved in the planning, construction and lifestyle ...

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  • 10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    We’ve come a long way as a species since the days when we inhabited the caves built for us by nature. Now we’re the builders, and in the last 40 years alone, we’ve come up with technological innovatio

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  • The Future of MEP Layout

    The Future of MEP Layout

    Why aren’t more Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC contractors making wider use of Robotic Total Stations for job site layout? Find out how you can put them to work on your job site.

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