As an attendee at Dimensions 2016, you have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions within the following tracks with many of these sessions qualifying for Professional Development Hours (PDH). These educational tracks ensure that you get all the information you expect from this leading conference.
Explore the latest technologies in Agriculture and how integrating these technologies into your business can improve everyday planning and overall strategy for your operation and those you work with. Hear about how Trimble Ag has integrated hardware and software solutions that span the entire food production and distribution process enabling improved analytics and collaboration. This track is designed for Input Retailers, Distributors, Agronomists, Processors and Farmers to help you learn how to make the best decisions for your business.
How might technology transform the Building Construction and Operations industries in the near future. Join us as Trimble and Trimble users share their experience and vision.
Learn how Trimble customers are pushing the boundaries for improved productivity, quality and safety in building construction, operation and maintenance.
Sessions designed to help users get the most out of existing Trimble Buildings office and field solutions. This track will provide Tips and Tricks, Best Practices and in-depth training.
SketchUp has been redefining the workflow for architects (and a myriad of other professions) for over 15 years. As the flagship product for the Architecture and Design Division, SketchUp is the essential tool for transforming ideas into 3D. This track is heavily focused on teaching customers the methods they need to be successful with our simple yet powerful tools. Training will be available to beginners as well as professionals who need to deliver killer construction documents with a complete energy performance report presented in augmented reality - yes, the SketchUp portfolio can do that too! But don't take our word for it, external speakers will also demonstrate how the SketchUp portfolio has saved them time and money - and having fun while doing it!
In this track we highlight the tools, techniques and services that General Contractors use for estimating, precon, virtual design & construction (VDC), project controls, field work and overall coordination from start to finish. Whether your primary interest is in Vico Office, Prolog. ProjectSight, WinEst, Modelogix or the many systems available for layout and as-built data collection, this is for you. Get the latest news from Trimble and learn how other industry professionals are applying solutions to control productivity, quality and safety.
The building construction process is ripe with opportunity for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and ICT contractors and engineers. Along with those opportunities come challenges that arise from the increasing complexities in building design and construction requirements, all while meeting tighter deadlines. This track is designed for those who are interested in being faster, more accurate and more efficient in all aspects of their jobs. Learn about new techniques and solutions in project management, estimating, BIM/VDC, CAD, field layout, scanning, and tool and asset management that include new feature overviews as well as trainings by Trimble subject matter experts. With a broad range of new topics that include expert speakers and interactive workshops, this track offers a powerful learning experience for people of all experience levels.
Providing the optimal workspaces for an organization in the right location at the lowest possible cost with the greatest impact on employee and visitor experience is the mission of many real estate and facility teams, both within corporations as well as outsourced servicing organizations. This track will discuss industry challenges in the management of buildings and workplaces and allow track participants to learn about Trimble solutions for space management, facilities management, and real estate portfolio management.
Sessions demonstrating the productivity benefits for those who design, fabricate, plan and deliver steel and concrete structures. This track will focus on the use of Trimble's Tekla software.
Designed for current users of Civil Engineering & Construction products, these sessions provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet with Trimble experts and ask questions, review problem data sets or get a demonstration on how to do something. Sessions are limited to 20, so be sure to sign up early.
With the growing decay of the US Infrastructure maintaining and operating our roads, highways and bridges is becoming increasingly critical. These sessions will show how Trimble and our partners are using imaging and scanning technology to collect infrastructure asset data, then using various software applications to extract the relevant information and finally how we can use all this data to better manage and maintain our current infrastructure. Educational establishments will also be sharing their research in this arena.
Positioning in the marine environment presents unique challenges beyond land-based positioning. Trimble solutions in marine include a wide range of technologies and products that address these challenges. They include scanning solutions for bridge and pier inspections, inertial navigation and positioning systems, dredging and marine excavation, DGPS beacon navigation systems, vessel and barge positioning solutions, products for port and harbor construction and maintenance, bridge and pier piling solutions, hydrographic surveying tools, and many more. This track will include sessions that cover both the latest advances in Trimble technology, and presentations of user applications in marine.
Taking control of your site positioning and measuring needs allows construction surveyors to perform work at every stage faster, with fewer errors and always make informed decision having the latest data in hand. This track explores how Trimble Site Positioning Systems give construction surveyors and contractors the precision they need to stake, measure and monitor the site - with the workflows and rugged equipment to be efficient, predictable and profitable. Targeted at grade checkers, site engineers, site surveyors and survey technicians, project engineers and civil engineers, it will provide an in-depth look at how site positioning technology improves control validation, as-built measurements, stake-out, grade checking, quality control and progress monitoring throughout the lifecycle of the construction project. Sessions will demonstrate how leveraging Trimble Site Positioning and Connected Site solutions improve the information and data-flow between the office and field for more predictable results, time lines and earthmoving operations. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations, hands on at a computer lab and hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the computer lab and offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
To be competitive, it is increasingly important that grading and excavating contractors leverage technology to significantly increase productivity, integrate workflows, streamline operations and reduce costs. Targeted at heavy civil contractors, grading and excavation contractors, project managers, foreman, and machine operators, this track looks at how the powerful portfolio of Trimble Connected Site solutions provides contractors with a competitive advantage through connected workflows and improved collaboration. Sessions will cover how contractors can effectively integrate data management and machine operations throughout the construction life cycle-from the bidding phase through planning and earthworks, as well as site-wide project and asset management. It will additionally review tools that allow for better monitoring, management and documentation of work performed to minimize construction costs and provide near real-time project status during all phases of construction. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations, hands on at a computer lab and hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the computer lab and offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
Paving contractors are under increasing pressure to create more accurate and competitive bids, account for the high cost of materials and also meet government or municipal authorities specific requirements. This track explores how paving contractors can leverage Trimble's breadth of paving solutions to speed up slipform and asphalt paving operations, lay a smoother surface and reduce material costs for both new road construction and road resurfacing. Sessions are targeted at individuals in companies and government organizations involved in milling, asphalt and slipform concrete paving operations. They will review how paving contractors can use Trimble solutions to create an accurate 3D model for use in the field by crews and machines, create faster and more accurate bids, mill surfaces to millimeter precision to avoid the need to fill with expensive materials, pave to the highest possible tolerances and place material precisely. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations, hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
From getting the work to invoicing the customer, site and utility contractors can benefit from leveraging technology to ensure more accurate information and improve operational efficiency. This track explores how owner operators and smaller contractors can leverage new technology solutions and mobile apps from Trimble to more effectively manage their business. It will review tools that give small business owners greater control over quality and accuracy. Sessions will cover how construction technology can be used to track and document estimates, crew hours, material usage and improve machine efficiency. Additionally it will look at how Trimble's solutions can increase machine efficiency, operators' skill levels and enable crews to perform stakeout and grade checking tasks without the cost and delay of a contract surveyor. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations, and hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
Specialty contractors face increasing challenges from more complex designs to more rigorous documentation. This track explores how Trimble technology can be leveraged to increase the safety, accuracy and efficiency of drilling, piling and waterway construction operations. Sessions targeted at managers, supervisors, operators, planners, production and equipment managers in drilling and blasting or piling, foundations, solar farm and geotechnical organizations will review how Trimble's drilling and piling solutions enable contractors to create accurate bids and digital 3D plans that can be updated on the fly, ensure precise positioning of the drilling or piling machine and generate automated, accurate reports for quality purposes and accurate billing. Sessions targeted at dredging operation managers, marine piling operation managers, marine crane operations managers, marine survey managers and marine excavation managers will review Trimble's waterway construction solutions - including the precise placement of structures such as breakwaters, bridges, caissons, piles, marina piers and coastal defenses, the positioning and tracking of barges, tugs and other construction vessels and offshore rig-positioning and anchor handling applications. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations and hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
Managing information and making on-the-spot decisions are essential to keeping your project on time and on budget. This track explores how supervisors and foremen can leverage Trimble solutions to ensure they have the right information at the right time to do just that! Sessions will review how Trimble office software and field solutions are designed to work together in an integrated workflow to enable problem-solving in the field, track results and manage multiple job sites with ease. Whether you are on the job site, in your truck, or at the office, you can be connected and equipped with accurate data to ensure efficient use of job crews, subcontractors, machines, and materials. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations and hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
Accurate and timely digital designs are fundamental to a heavy civil construction project. With the adoption of positioning technology, data preparation, management and tracking for the entire construction lifecycle is critical. This track looks at how civil and project engineers, as well as estimators and bidders can leverage Trimble's Civil Engineering & Construction software portfolio to create an accurate site design manage plan phasing and progress, make updates when needed, and easily share information across the entire project team. It also explores both the challenges that data can present on construction projects and how to leverage data for better decisions that decrease costly mistakes and increase productivity in the office and on the job site. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations, hands on at a computer lab and hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the computer lab and offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
Monitoring and managing overall site productivity is critical for the entire project team from the engineering team, project managers and foremen to the equipment managers responsible for keeping crews working, machines producing, and the whole project running. But it doesn't stop there; management of all equipment including laydown yard management is critical to the overall success and project outcome. This track explores how project and equipment managers can leverage Trimble Connected Site solutions for the centralization and simplification of operations - even when you're not on site. It will review tools that allow you to continuously monitor and record 3D earthmoving, grading, compaction and finishing operations throughout the life of the project for near real-time status of progress against the design. The track will also look at how knowing where the equipment is, and what it's doing allows for more proficient management of the entire fleet of machines, mobile and portable assets. Sessions will include a mix of classroom presentations, hands on at a computer lab and hands on at the offsite demo facility. Sessions at the computer lab and offsite are limited so be sure to sign up early!
This executive software track is a series of presentations that combine to provide a one day, single room track that explores the Civil Design - Construct - Maintain continuum. The track looks in detail at the use and adoption of BIM methodologies across the continuum and reviews advanced design / construct processes such as concurrent engineering, where through bringing all project stakeholders together early in the Design process has proven considerable time and cost savings through faster acceptance of the project, overcoming typical project objections through stakeholder ability to influence the selected design alternatives early in the process. The session will review in detail, state of the art Feasibility Planning, Design and Construction modelling tools, Operational Planning and Scheduling processes and how they link to modern Machine Control, Surveying and Site Positioning solutions including Scanners, Drones, Optical and GNSS measurement solutions to provide Project Controls and Project Monitoring of Progress, Quality and Productivity metrics in near real time. The track includes a customer panel discussion, global customer use case presentations and technical overview of current capabilities. The track is suited to Engineering Team managers in government and private enterprise organizations as well as senior construction management involved with infrastructure project delivery.
The forensic track will provide insight into the investigation of crash and crime scenes by law enforcement agencies and forensic technicians. Attendees will learn about the use of Trimble hardware and software solutions relevant to the forensic market. Hands-on sessions will allow attendees to see and understand the "why's" associated with forensic investigations as well as see specific tools used.
Learn how Trimble's end-to-end Land Administration solutions automate and integrate land registries, cadastral mapping, and the permitting and licensing of land for governments and businesses worldwide. Further, this track explores how Land Administration systems drive economic development, enhance internally-generated revenue, and improve services for national, state, and local governments. Presentations will demonstrate how Trimble addresses the complete 'field to folio' workflow by combining survey and mapping technology with field software and office software solutions. Worldwide use cases from all segments of the land administration life cycle will be presented.
The Aggregates track shows how Trimble technology can help quarry operations managers and owners reduce costs, improve productivity, increase revenues, and improve customer satisfaction in the competitive business of aggregates production. The track will explore how technology can have the biggest impact by improving operational performance, capturing productivity data to drive continuous improvement. Delegates can expect to come away with tools to reduce cost per ton and increase revenue per ton. Sessions will include presentations and hands on at a nearby quarry.
Learn about Trimble's newest technology developments for the mining industry. From aerial mapping to the Trimble Connected Mine, Trimble is growing its portfolio of innovative solutions that enable mining companies to use accurate and timely information to improve productivity, profitability and safety. In the Mining Track, we will cover the latest technologies in the Trimble Connected Mine information system, including mixed reality devices, unmanned aerial imaging systems, infrastructure planning software, machine control applications, payload management and slope stability monitoring.
Join us for an exciting gaze into the future technologies that will transform your business. Focusing on mobile, UAS and other new technologies, this track will provide you with a deeper understanding of the technologies, how they can be applied to your applications and how your clients will ultimately benefit.
Explore how you can utilize the latest data collection methods and technologies to build industry-specific deliverables. From learning about the latest in survey technology to tips on how to leverage enhanced capabilities, you will discover new ways to maximize the efficiency of your field crews.
As GIS professionals you are tasked with providing authoritative data that ensures data integrity and supports effective decision making. Join us for sessions covering data collection, collaboration and GIS integration to discover how to best manage your GIS needs.
The ability to quickly transform field data into deliverables is a critical factor in satisfying your client and business needs. Discover how built-in and automated workflows within the most comprehensive software solutions, can help you process, model, and analyze your data more quickly and produce powerful deliverables for immediate decision-making.
Application of positioning and scanning technologies together with industry-specific software to railway track construction and maintenance and to the management of the lifecycle of rail transport assets from operation through maintenance and repair. This track will feature end users and experts presenting on the successful application of Trimble's GEDO track construction, track measuring, and clearance scanning technology in passenger rail, light rail, and tram construction and maintenance projects in Europe and North America. It will also present real-world examples of the application of railway asset lifecycle management solutions and how they allow rail companies to plan for the future, improve operational efficiencies, manage service levels, and reduce costs, while ensuring that the service they provide is maintained to the highest level.
Today's electric and natural gas utilities face many challenges. From an increase in energy demand and system reliability to an ever more complex regulatory environment, aging infrastructure and cost pressures, utilities need to adapt to constantly changing market conditions. In the Smart Energy Solutions track, learn how Trimble Energy's suite of innovative solutions enables electric and natural gas utilities to meet these challenges head on.
Accurate and timely knowledge of water utility assets is critical for preventing emergencies, providing safe water and meeting regulatory compliance. Trimble's expanding range of water management solutions equips water utilities with the tools they need for smart asset assessment, asset monitoring and asset management. This track looks at how water utility managers can use the power of the Trimble solution to develop and implement an asset management program from mapping and inventorying through to regulatory reporting and analytics. It also explores solutions and opportunities in the global water market including cutting-edge products for the Internet of Things. Sessions will include presentations from Industry experts in smart water management who will demonstrate how to effectively use data from monitored assets to decrease costs associated with outdated water asset management programs.