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Automating Movement with Ease, Accuracy and Timeliness at Trimble Dimensions+

Sensors, dataloggers, communication equipment and powerful software solutions are essential pieces of any surveyor, geotechnical specialist and construction professional’s monitoring toolbox—and those tools and techniques are advancing at a rapid rate. 

A successful deployment of an automated monitoring system requires knowledge, foresight, planning and coordination. Trimble Dimensions+ is the place to be, no matter your skill level or interests, to see, test and talk about the tools and techniques that are integral to accurate and timely results. 

Hear directly from practitioners about how monitoring technology is deployed, new advances that are automating analysis and much more. Conference sessions include:

  • An inside look at the connected automated monitoring workflow 
  • Best practices for long-term asset monitoring 
  • Demonstrations and hands on application of the latest technology
  • Customers spotlight experiences expanding monitoring applications, automation
  • The Offsite Expo for first hand look at technology and equipment in action

For the complete list of Trimble Monitoring sessions, see below. Sessions require registration to attend, so be sure to visit the session catalog and reserve your spot!

Profiles of Plenty

From sub-sea tunnel upgrades to a new underground rail network, surveyors are putting monitoring technology to work in some challenging and unusual ways, with impressive results. 

In one session, a contractor will show how to use the Trimble 4D automated monitoring solution to support the rebuilding of a mile and a half of rail located immediately adjacent to the city of Chicago’s busiest commuter rail line. 

As well, the senior land surveyor from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will talk about how the agency’s deformation program has evolved with a combination of automated monitoring, robotic total stations and GNSS receivers. 

Or see the results from one firm’s comparison of traditional versus automated monitoring of a rail track during the construction of the new Claymont Regional Transportation Center in Delaware, part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. In its first automated monitoring total station deployment, the engineering firm used the Trimble 4D Control and S9 total station. The session will highlight the installation, setup, configuration and lessons learned during the experience.

Capture and connect

Hands-on sessions let attendees touch and test monitoring solutions. In these interactive booths, individuals can see how to capture a scene and then process the data to create a deliverable in a very short time. 

One session lets participants step through using robotic total stations (Trimble S series or Trimble SX series instruments) to collect data in the field then use Trimble Access Monitoring to schedule automated monitoring rounds and generate in-field displacement reports. 

Others will likely want to learn how to incorporate the Trimble SX series instruments with Trimble Access Monitoring to add scans into automated monitoring processes. For many, it will be the data analysis facilitated by Trimble Business Center Monitoring and Trimble 4D Control Access software that provides the most value, software solutions that provide the all-in-one software support that is needed for demanding and versatile projects.

Automating the workflow

Like every other construction professional, surveyors are moving from familiar spreadsheets and other disconnected data management tools to more automated and semi-automated workflows.

Multiple breakout sessions are designed to help surveyors of all skill levels transform their existing workflows. See how the instruments and in-field software provide instant feedback to the operators and enable real-time and accurate decision making. 

Get a first-hand look at wireless geotechnical sensors working in concert with Trimble’s surveying technology for a fully automated wireless monitoring solution that can reduce field visits. 

There are also breakout sessions highlighting the latest capabilities in Trimble Access Monitoring, such as report modification, flexible height measurement methods and reduced observation measurement times. Another demonstration walks attendees through the steps to configure a Trimble S-series or SX scanning total station into a 24/7 real-time monitoring system using Trimble 4D Control and the Settop M1 monitoring controller. 

For those that want a realistic technology enabled jobsite experience, the Offsite Expo is the place to be at Dimensions+ to see live demonstrations in a quarry. The Offsite experience includes different geotechnical sensors such as a piezometer, ShapeArray, crack gauge, tiltmeter and vibration sensors to construct mining slopes and a pond dam among other activities and an automated monitoring total station to capture site movements across a large area of land in real-time. 
Trimble Dimensions+ has something for monitoring professionals of all skill levels, beginning to advanced. The monitoring technology track is the perfect place to see and test the latest advancements, learn best practices from expert practitioners and network with other professionals. 

Solutions on Display During Dimensions+:

  • Trimble 4D Control
  • Trimble S9
  • Trimble S7
  • Trimble SX12
  • Trimble Access Monitoring
  • Trimble Business Center Monitoring module
  • Trimble Geotechnical
  • Settop M1

Monitoring Sessions at Dimensions:

Monday, November 7

  • Ask the Experts: Trimble Monitoring, G-1500
  • How an Automated Monitoring System Helped Manage 10 Miles of Tunneling and Excavation, G-1544
  • Survey Monitoring the Movement of King Aurthur’s Castle and Bridge Structures, G-1375
  • Monitoring and Trimble Access: A Hands on Session, G-1469
  • Monitoring 101: Turning your Total Station into a 24/7 monitoring device, G-1623
  • Level Up Your Campaign Monitoring with Trimble Access, Trimble Business Center and T4D Control Access, G-1621 

Tuesday, November 8

  • Automated Monitoring for Claymont Rail Station: Tips for Successfully Deploying Your First Automated Monitoring Total Station, G-1399
  • How Automated Monitoring Enabled the Largest Construction Project in CTA History, G-1416
  • The Future of Digital Construction: When Geospatial Meets Geotechnical, G-1365
  • Monitoring and Trimble Access: A Hands on Session, G-1469
  • Level Up Your Campaign Monitoring with Trimble Access, Trimble Business Center and T4D Control Access, G-1621
  • Automated Monitoring with Wireless Geotechnical Sensors in T4D, G-1619P

Wednesday, November 9

  • Automated Geostructural Monitoring: How to Anticipate and Overcome Common Challenges Encountered During a Long-Term Monitoring Project, G-1524
  • Automated Rail Monitoring Systems for Real-Time Analysis and Safety, G-1509
  • Modernization of Diamond Valley Lake Deformation, G-1428
  • Growing Your Survey and Construction Business with Automated Monitoring: 5 Steps to Quick Returns, G-1505
  • Automated Rail Monitoring with T4D, G-1625
  • Monitoring 101: Turning your Total Station Into a 24/7 Monitoring Device, G-1623
  • Setting up Analysis, Reports and Alarms Inside T4D for Automated Monitoring, G-1620