MEP Trades

With the ever-changing demands placed on MEP contractors to do more with less, few solution providers today have the suite of technology solutions that span the needs of the office to the field—all while helping to lower risk and allowing the contractor the ability maintain profit margins. In today’s world filled with renovation projects and compressed timelines, the MEP contractor needs tools that address the entire workflow—simply and easily. Trimble’s suite of MEP hardware and software solutions follows the transfer of data from:

  • 3D laser scan of as-built conditions (Trimble TX5);
  • model point cloud data into solid objects (Trimble RealWorks);
  • export to detailing software (Trimble PipeDesigner 3D);
  • export to estimating solution for material quantities (Trimble AutoBid Mechanical);
  • adding hanger points to model;
  • export to Total Station for layout of hanger locations (Trimble Field Link for MEP);
  • and finally 3D laser scan as-built for handover (Trimble TX5).

Trimble Accubid Enterprise Estimating is a robust estimating solution for electrical contractors that uses logical business rules to centralizing the data across the life cycle of a project. By using a project workflow approach, contractors can work within core aspects of a project whether in the estimating or change management phase.

Trimble ConstructJob, a web-based project management software system, allows MEP contractors to create, manage, track, and share project documentation more efficiently, and communicate and collaborate with industry partners more effectively.

SketchUp Pro provides 3D modeling, visualization, and communication tools for general contractors and construction managers. Often these massing models are used to drive design discussions, as well as conceptual estimates.

Trimble PipeDesigner 3D is a 3D CAD software for piping and plumbing contractors who want to increase profitability by providing an interoperable solution that eliminates waste and improves the design-to-field process.

Trimble Field Link for MEP, a construction layout solution, utilizes a Trimble robotic total station and the Trimble Tablet running specialized field software that allows MEP contractors to upload their 3D models with hanger point /cable tray attachment locations for precise location and staking on the job site.

Trimble TX5 3D Laser Scanner provides highly versatile 3D laser scanning solution for MEP contractors that are performing a variety of applications such as capturing existing condition information, retrofit/revamp products, architectural redesign, clash inspections and design/as-built comparisons.