Trimble Australia has announced the new Trimble MEP layout solution for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades. The solution allows mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors to take even more control of their construction layout.
This announcement was made today at the AHR Expo 2008, the famous Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC&R) event in the U.S.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors are dealing with increasingly complex designs and more demanding schedules. Trimble MEP is a new software solution designed specifically for mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors. Using Trimble MEP, contractors can take a digital CAD design file or 3D Building Information Model (BIM) into the field to simplify the layout of conduit, pipe, duct and cable trays. The Trimble MEP solution increases the contractor’s productivity by reducing rework by facilitating faster, easier and more accurate layout.
The Trimble MEP layout solution is used with the Trimble SPS610 Robotic Total Station to provide precise positioning on the job site. Trimble MEP enables one person to handle layout whether on the floor, the wall, the top of the deck or directly on the underside of the deck. Conventional layout methods using tapes are no longer needed.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors are working with the installation of conduit, pipe, duct and cable trays on more complex job sites. Trimble MEP with the SPS610 allows the contractor to use the digital design data in the field for the accurate placement of materials. Using Trimble MEP, contractors can increase productivity and accuracy to improve their layout processes.
Bringing Trimble’s Connected Site construction solutions to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades, the Trimble MEP features real-time transfer of design data and daily progress updates using wireless communications between the office and field, minimizing the time spent traveling to and from the job site.
The Trimble MEP layout solution is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2008 through channels serving the mechanical and HVAC markets.