Bridging the Digital and Real Worlds to Enable Improved
Communication and Collaboration on Projects Spanning Three Continents
LOS ANGELES & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
AECOM (NYSE:ACM) and Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) are collaborating on the
world's first use of Microsoft HoloLens "mixed-reality" technology for
engineering and construction. AECOM has launched a pilot program with
Trimble to apply the technology to projects on three continents.
Through a lightweight headset, HoloLens technology adds holograms of 3D
objects into a user's view, allowing interaction with these virtual
objects as if they were present. Trimble's innovative mixed-reality
solutions allow AECOM to feed 3D engineering models into the HoloLens
world, including models of large or complex projects.
AECOM is deploying HoloLens devices and Trimble technologies to
real-world projects, including the Serpentine Galleries' annual
architecture program in London. The mixed-reality technology supplements
conventional working practices and improves communication, collaboration
"Exploring complex structures in a mixed-reality environment has huge
potential to accelerate the engineering design process," said AECOM
President Stephen M. Kadenacy. "With this technology we can gain greater
clarity earlier in the design review process than with 2D drawings or 3D
models on screen, and team members in different locations, each wearing
a headset, can simultaneously explore the same holographic projections.
We're very excited to be working with Trimble at the cutting edge of
With the Serpentine Galleries, AECOM and Trimble pioneered the
application of HoloLens-enabled technology to the built environment.
This year the Serpentine Galleries' program includes four Summer Houses
with complex, unconventional structures and the new technology has aided
in visualization and design review.
"As an early adopter of Microsoft HoloLens, AECOM is already
demonstrating the value of mixed reality in the architecture,
engineering and construction industry," said Bryn Fosburgh, Vice
President at Trimble. "Aided by Trimble solutions and the HoloLens in a
business setting, the company is learning first-hand how the technology
can improve efficiency and enable effective collaboration throughout the
With Trimble solutions, AECOM designers and engineers can view a complex
structure as if it were a 3D model placed on a table, or zoom in for a
1:1 view that simulates what it would be like to move through its
This shared experience allows team members to physically point out
potential difficulties or unforeseen conflicts in an evolving design.
Trimble's solutions allow participants to log observations and create a
group action plan during the session.
As part of Trimble's Mixed-Reality Pilot Program, AECOM is deploying
HoloLens devices in London, Hong Kong and Denver. Engineers and
architects in these different continents can share the same holographic
models simultaneously, with their movements and interactions linked
together via the Internet connected by Trimble solutions.
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About Trimble's Mixed-Reality Pilot Program
Trimble's Mixed-Reality Pilot Program provides visionary Architecture,
Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) companies an opportunity
to experience how mixed-reality technology can transform the way they
work. Working together with Trimble, pilot participants can explore and
utilize mixed reality in their projects to improve team communication,
data interpretation and collaboration during the design development and
pre-construction stages of their projects. As part of the program,
Trimble provides training and implementation support on Microsoft
HoloLens and Trimble mixed-reality solutions.
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 a
broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial,
and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble
(NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.
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Brendan Ranson-Walsh, 1.212.739.7212
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