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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden to Establish Trimble Technology Lab for Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Trimble ,KTH | June 04, 2021

Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) has received a gift from Trimble  to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). The lab will expand the university's leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment.

Trimble's broad Connected Construction portfolio enables all professionals along the project lifecycle to accelerate project processes—improving productivity, quality, transparency, safety and sustainability, while reducing waste. The Trimble Technology Lab will provide students enrolled in KTH's School of Architecture and the Built Environment hands-on experience with Trimble solutions. Applications of these solutions range from scanning buildings or sites, design and 3D printing of architectural building models and digital fabrication to implementing construction cost estimating and scheduling to improve productivity and reduce costs. Partnering with Trimble allows KTH to more fully integrate across its curricula the technological tools that are rapidly transforming how buildings and living environments are designed and constructed.
"The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is very happy to establish this exciting, innovative collaboration with Trimble," said Muriel Beser Hugosson, head of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH. "The new Trimble Technology Lab will support us in offering applied experience of cutting edge technologies to the next generation of civil engineers and architects during their studies. We look forward to many exciting developments in both education and research through our collaboration."

"Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology is an outstanding addition to our network of labs around the world," said Tove Lindbland, business development manager, Trimble Sweden. "We believe the lab can play a significant role in providing students with greater opportunities to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills of advanced technologies that will allow them to make an impact in the future for construction in the region."

About KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. As Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution it is home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. KTH's research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

About Trimble 
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

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