Civil Construction Moves to the Cloud

Having access to data in the cloud is critical for today’s contractor. This ensures information can be accessed in the office and at the jobsite. Tech companies and equipment manufacturers are partnering to offer new capabilities in the field.

Case in point: Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., are partnering to improve the interoperability of technologies and data for civil engineering and construction projects.

To enable greater collaboration and integration in construction, Hitachi Construction Machinery will use interfaces from Trimble Connect software, a cloud-based collaboration ecosystem.

The collaboration is in response to demand for mixed fleet interoperability. It also comes at the same time as Japan’s i-Construction initiative, which is a plan to drive innovation through the use of information and communications technology.

Data exchange is essential in the construction industry today, and this is one example of how companies are enabling this.

Technology such as this will become more common place on the jobsite in the future, as contractors will need access to information on the site.

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