Purdue University and Trimble are collaborating to develop a cutting-edge Trimble Technology Lab at Purdue focusing on construction management technology education and research. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s School of Construction Management Technology will host the lab. Further, it will combine Trimble’s industry-leading construction technology into a dedicated learning environment for Purdue students to study and develop.
The lab will be part of the institute’s expanding footprint in Dudley and Lambertus Halls. It is slated to open in early 2024. The linked buildings, which will open in April 2023. Additionally, they will feature a combination of polytechnic and engineering laboratories. Furthermore, there will be maker spaces, and classrooms. They have the purpose of encouraging cooperation among students from various majors and departments.
Details on the Purdue University Trimble Technology Lab
Trimble’s industry-leading geospatial and construction solutions, such as the Trimble® XR10 HoloLens hardhat, will be on display, as will advanced software solutions such as RealWorks® scanning software, Trimble Business Centre Infrastructure Construction edition, Tekla® Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, Trimble Connect® AR interactive collaboration software. Additionally, AccuBid and AutoBid, and the company’s popular 3D modelling solution, SketchUp.
“The equipment and software provided will enhance our educational and research capabilities in construction management and technology,” Purdue Polytechnic Institute dean Daniel Castro-Lacouture said. “Our collaboration with Trimble to establish a Technology Lab represents an exciting opportunity for our students and faculty to drive industry advancements.”
“The Trimble Technology Lab will provide Purdue students with the skills and expertise needed to become front-runners in the realm of industry technology,” said H. Nicholas Dib, an associate professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute who will lead the lab. “The lab will help to support the holistic transformation of education, with technology at the core of the curriculum.”