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Purdue University to Launch Trimble Technology Lab

Trimble Technology Lab to bring innovative new research and learning space to Purdue’s new technology hub or students and researchers.


Purdue University and AEC industry technology giant Trimble have announced the formation of a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab at Purdue.

The lab will focus on teaching and research for construction management technology.

Trimble Lab

The lab is hosted by the School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Trimble’s many industry-leading technologies will be the centerpiece of a dedicated learning environment for Purdue students to learn, explore, and innovate.

“The equipment and software provided will enhance our educational and research capabilities in construction management and technology,” said Daniel Castro-Lacouture, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. “Partnering with Trimble to establish a Technology Lab signifies an exciting opportunity that empowers our students and faculty to drive industry advancements.”

Purdue to open new Trimble Technology Lab.

Purdue and Trimble to launch new Trimble Technology Lab.

“The Trimble Technology Lab will empower Purdue students with the skills and expertise required to become front-runners in the realm of industry technology,” said H. Nicholas Dib, associate professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute who will help oversee the lab. “The lab will support the holistic transformation of education, where technology lies at the very heart of the curriculum.”

Lab Details

The lab will contain a broad range of Trimble technologies., including all of the following hardware and software items:

  • Trimble XR10 HoloLens hard hat for geospatial construction
  • RealWorks scanning software
  • Trimble Business Center Infrastructure Construction edition
  • Tekla Structures
  • Tekla Structural Designer
  • Trimble Connect AR interactive CDE (common data environment) collaboration software platform
  • AccuBid and AutoBid
  • SketchUp

The lab is expected to open in early 2024 and will be part of the learning institution’s evolving campus expansion at Dudley and Lambertus Halls. These connected buildings hold a mix of polytechnic and engineering labs, makerspaces and classrooms with the goal of fostering an atmosphere of collaboration among students from different majors and departments.

About Purdue

Purdue University is a public research institution with excellence at scale. Ranked among the top 10 public universities (Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal and QS), with two colleges in the top 4 in the United States (U.S. News & World Report), Purdue discovers and disseminates knowledge with quality and at a scale second to none. More than 105,000 students study at Purdue across modalities and locations, with 50,000 in person on the West Lafayette campus.

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