Trimble Field Technologies Blog

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  • 3 Minimal-Contact Ways to Ensure Safety and Compliance on the Jobsite

    3 Minimal-Contact Ways to Ensure Safety and Compliance on the Jobsite

    In the event of a health crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry has to adapt to new health and safety guidelines. In addition to what’s being recommended at the state...

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  • Maintaining Construction Labor Productivity During a Crisis

    Maintaining Construction Labor Productivity During a Crisis

    Even during the best of times, productivity is a concern in construction. But during a crisis, that concern can reach new, critical levels. As we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis...

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  • How to Keep a Close Eye on Your Construction Site, Even from Far Away

    How to Keep a Close Eye on Your Construction Site, Even from Far Away

    When there’s a large-scale crisis like COVID-19—or even a smaller, local event like a natural disaster—normal construction operations can get delayed, disrupted, or even halted. Managers and work...

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  • How to Make MEP Prefabrication Work for You

    How to Make MEP Prefabrication Work for You

    Prefabrication is increasingly becoming a practical, cost-effective choice for many MEP contractors in the construction industry. In addition to reducing labor requirements, prefabrication lowers...

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  • 3 Ways Construction Contractors Can Work Smarter, Even with a Small Team

    3 Ways Construction Contractors Can Work Smarter, Even with a Small Team

    Some may believe that small construction contractors are at a disadvantage because of their size. There’s no denying that it can be harder for small contractors to weather certain challenges than...

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  • How to Keep Construction Rework from Robbing Your Profits

    How to Keep Construction Rework from Robbing Your Profits

    Rework is a costly problem for many contractors. Not to be confused with change orders, rework is already-completed work that has to be ripped and replaced or work that has to be done more than...

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  • Can Construction Technology Really Change Your Business for the Better?

    Can Construction Technology Really Change Your Business for the Better?

    Technology adoption in the construction industry is a popular topic. Although the industry has traditionally been slow to adopt technology solutions, construction companies of all sizes are...

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  • How Much is Rework Costing You?

    How Much is Rework Costing You?

    It’s estimated that rework accounts for as much as 20% of the overall cost of a construction project. It’s an expensive problem that costs the industry billions each year. So how much is it...

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  • More than Cool Tech: How Mixed Reality Is Closing the Construction Communication Gap

    More than Cool Tech: How Mixed Reality Is Closing the Construction Communication Gap

    When you hear the terms “mixed or augmented reality,” you may not immediately think about business and industry. But mixed reality (MR) is much more than the latest game craze; it’s playing a...

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  • 3 Ways to Use a 3D Scanner on Your Next Construction Project

    3 Ways to Use a 3D Scanner on Your Next Construction Project

    3D laser scanning is opening doors for many construction companies to improve both their processes and results, saving time, money, and headaches. In fact, 3D scanning is increasingly becoming...

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  • The Skinny on Laser Scanning:  How It Works, When to Use It, and Why You Need It

    The Skinny on Laser Scanning: How It Works, When to Use It, and Why You Need It

    In the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry, 3D laser scanning is becoming the go-to tool for contractors looking to reduce risk and increase collaboration. Laser scanning...

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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Scanning

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Scanning

    Three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning is becoming increasingly commonplace in the construction industry because of the ease and efficiency it brings to many construction workflows. A variety of...

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  • Your 5-Step Plan to Get Started with Robotic Layout Technology

    Your 5-Step Plan to Get Started with Robotic Layout Technology

    It’s not a big secret that technology adoption in construction lags behind other industries. Despite technology’s proven capabilities, it’s estimated only 12% of construction companies have...

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  • Why 3D Scanning Is a Smart Idea for Structural Contractors

    Why 3D Scanning Is a Smart Idea for Structural Contractors

    As a construction professional, you’ve probably seen 3D laser scanners in use on construction sites. These powerful tools make it possible to quickly capture as-built and current site conditions....

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  • 3 Often Overlooked Advantages of 3D Scanning

    3 Often Overlooked Advantages of 3D Scanning

    3D laser scanning is an important technology advancement in the construction industry. Since arriving on the scene nearly two decades ago, the tool has allowed construction professionals to...

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