Trimble is partnering the University of Cambridge as part of a research programme to improve technology development in engineering and construction.
Working closely with the Laing O’Rourke Centre’s Construction Information Technology Laboratory (CIT) at the university, the Trimble Sponsorship Programme will enable research focused on accessible and intuitive technologies that can drive collaboration for the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure. The programme will also support research in construction information technology and accelerate the advantages of building information modelling (BIM).
“The research interests between the University of Cambridge CIT laboratory in the Laing O’Rourke Centre and Trimble are truly aligned. Working closely with the research teams at Cambridge, our goal is to foster innovation and enable academic research in information technologies that can affect and transform the way the industry designs, builds and operates buildings and infrastructure,” said Trimble’s sector vice president Bryn Fosburgh.
“The construction sector is undergoing rapid transformation as a result of the revolution in digital engineering. Cambridge University has a wide portfolio of research projects which aim to solve problems in the construction sector,” added Campbell Middleton, head of the Laing O’Rourke Centre at the University of Cambridge.
“This exciting new relationship with Trimble will enable us to work together to push forward our agenda to develop new, transformative tools and technologies to deliver a much safer and more productive construction industry and help build the infrastructure on which the wellbeing of society depends.”