Tag: global positioning system

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil, and commercial users around the world. The United States government created the system, maintains it, and makes it freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver

Strengthening Shorelines With Hard Armor

Strengthening Shorelines With Hard Armor

Perhaps the slopes are too steep. Perhaps the current is too strong. Perhaps both, and maybe some other challenging site conditions exist as well. Some projects along bodies of water require extra-strong measures to stop erosion. One of those projects is in Idaho.

Strengthening Shorelines With Hard Armor

Strengthening Shorelines With Hard Armor

Perhaps the slopes are too steep. Perhaps the current is too strong. Perhaps both, and maybe some other challenging site conditions exist as well. Some projects along bodies of water require extra-strong measures to stop erosion. One of those projects is in Idaho.

Safety Features in Today’s Waste Collection Vehicles

Safety Features in Today’s Waste Collection Vehicles

Introduction
Safety depends upon alertness. Alertness depends on awareness. Awareness depends on knowledge. And knowledge depends on information received from a full spectrum of sensory media. For waste collection trucks and their crews, this includes visible light, infrared, radar, data from a global positioning system (GPS) satellite, and sound waves. These

Beijing New Airport Project Extends Construction Information Management System Contract with Trimble

Beijing New Airport Project Extends Construction Information Management System Contract with Trimble

Additional Trimble Machine Control Systems Ordered for Project

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 8, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced a contract extension for Beijing’s New Airport Project. In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 1

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 1

“I’d rather have used a dozer for this small job, but we don’t have one,” comments Peter Taylor, after just finishing the grading for an additional, small parking lot at a Miami hospital. Taylor is a peripatetic construction worker who has grading experience with contractors in the southeastern United States.

Is Privatization the Answer?

The decision by a governmental agency to self-perform versus outsourcing (privatizing) solid waste services is complex and should consider costs, as well as the following six major factors:

Continued level of service and rate control
Impacts to public employment
Impacts to waste reduction and recycling goals
Community pride and public perceptions
Organizational values.
Ability to respond

SITECH Western Canada Now Serving Heavy and Highway Contractors in Saskatchewan

SITECH Western Canada Now Serving Heavy and Highway Contractors in Saskatchewan

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 2, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that SITECH® Technology Dealer for Western Canada is now serving contractors in Saskatchewan. SITECH Western Canada is part of the premier network of SITECH dealerships—the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available

Safety First, Last, and Always

Safety First, Last, and Always

Introduction
Safety depends upon alertness. Alertness depends on awareness. Awareness depends on knowledge. And knowledge depends on information received from a full spectrum of sensory media. For waste collection trucks and their crews, this includes visible light, infrared, radar, data from a global positioning system (GPS) satellite, and sound waves. These

Trimble TILOS Version 9.0 Offers Enhanced Linear Construction  Project Visualization and Improved Integration

Trimble TILOS Version 9.0 Offers Enhanced Linear Construction Project Visualization and Improved Integration

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today TILOS version 9.0 time and location planning software for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other linear civil engineering projects. Trimble® TILOS merges technical and schedule information into one dynamic plan, giving users more information than Gantt charts

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