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Tampere University Finland establishes Trimble Technology Lab for Faculty of the Built Environment

Serving both the departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Trimble and Finland’s Tampere University have established a state-of-the-art Technology Lab in Tampere’s Faculty of the Built Environment.

WGIC Secretariat December 3, 2021
Tampere University in Finland Establishes Trimble Technology Lab for the Faculty of the Built Environment

The Trimble Technology Lab will provide students enrolled in Tampere University’s Faculty of the Built Environment hands-on experience with Trimble solutions. Applications of these solutions range from conceptual 3D modeling and design, 3D infrastructure modeling, planning and construction, structural analysis, design and optimization, BIM based scheduling and planning, design management. In short: the general use of BIM solutions throughout a building or infrastructure project lifecycle.  Partnering with Trimble allows Tampere University to more fully integrate technological tools across its curricula. And they should, as these are rapidly transforming how the built environment is designed, constructed and managed.

First of its kind in Finland

“The state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab at Tampere University will be the first of its kind in Finland,” said Allyson McDuffie, director of Education & Outreach at Trimble. “This engagement is at the nexus of technology and education in the built environment. We increase our already strong engagement through establishing a Trimble Technology Lab on campus. Furthermore, we’re able to increase access to transformative technologies. Above all, we’re ensuring that students are equipped to shape the future sustainable world.”

Strenghtening civil engineering and architecture studies

“Partnering with Trimble will strengthen our civil engineering and architecture studies by establishing a Trimble Technology Lab,” said Antti Lönnqvist. He is the dean of the Faculty of Built Environment at Tampere University. “Digitalization and the changes it brings, are a great opportunity and challenge for the built environment sector. Related research and university education are important operational areas for us. We want to equip our students with the best possible capabilities regarding modern technology solutions. This includes, in particular, solutions for building construction and the infrastructure. Firstly, there’s a focus on building and spatial surveying, architectural design and structural design. Also, there’s road and railway engineering, transport systems, geotechnical design and construction project management. In research, we want to be at the forefront, especially with regard to the comprehensive utilization of modern technology solutions in the built environment.” 

Hardware and software

The lab will include a broad range of Trimble’s technology including mechanical total stations and advanced software solutions including RealWorks® scanning software, Trimble Business Center Infrastructure Construction edition, Quadri, Novapoint, Quantum, Tilos, Tekla® Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds, Trimble Connect® collaboration platform and the company’s popular 3D modeling software, SketchUp Pro and SketchUp studio bundle. Trimble’s broad Connected Construction portfolio enables all professionals along the project lifecycle to accelerate project processes—improving productivity, quality, transparency, safety and sustainability, while reducing waste.