Construction Management Technology Lab Opening at Purdue

Construction Management Technology Lab Opening at Purdue

Purdue University and Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) are establishing the state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab at Purdue, focused on teaching and research for construction management technology.

The lab is hosted by the School of Construction Management Technology within the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and will bring Trimble’s industry-leading construction technologies into a dedicated learning environment for Purdue students to learn and innovate.

“We are immensely grateful for Trimble’s generous gift, which will elevate our technologies to a new level,” said Daniel Castro-Lacouture, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. “Working with Trimble to establish the technology lab signifies an exciting new endeavor that empowers our students and faculty to drive industry advancements. The equipment and software provided will enhance our educational and research capabilities in construction management and technology.”

The lab is expected to open in early 2024 and will be part of the institute’s evolving footprint at Dudley Hall and Lambertus Hall. The connected buildings, which opened in early 2023, house a mix of Polytechnic and College of Engineering labs, with the goal of fostering an atmosphere of collaboration among students from different majors and departments.

Trimble’s lab joins other corporate-sponsored labs that provide Purdue students and researchers access to leading technologies in their industries.

“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, an associate professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute who will help oversee the new lab. “This collaboration will support the holistic transformation of education, where technology lies at the very heart of the curriculum.”

The lab will include a broad range of Trimble’s industry-leading geospatial and construction solutions and advanced software solutions.

“Purdue has a strong reputation as a leader in applied construction education,” said Amy Northcutt, director of education and outreach at Trimble. “The university’s construction management program offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning and prepares students for a variety of construction careers. Trimble is confident that our collaboration with Purdue to establish this Trimble Technology Lab will have a significant impact in preparing students for their future careers.”

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