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Termotex S.A. Streamlines Workflows and Boosts Productivity with Trimble's Connected Construction Technology

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 Termotex S.A. Streamlines Workflows and Boosts Productivity with Trimble's Connected Construction Technology - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Virtual & Augmented Reality Software
  • Wearables - Augmented Reality Glasses, Headsets & Controllers
Applicable Industries
  • Cement
  • Construction & Infrastructure
Applicable Functions
  • Product Research & Development
  • Quality Assurance
Use Cases
  • Construction Management
  • Mixed Reality
  • System Integration
  • Testing & Certification
The Customer
About The Customer
Termotex S.A. is an innovative, international company that specializes in the design, integration, prefabrication and assembly of industrialized insulating construction systems with millimeter precision. With over 15 years of experience, Termotex has offices in Panama, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Dominican Republic and the United States and aspires to become the main provider of this type of system in America. As a forward-thinking company, Termotex is committed to investing in construction technology that can improve the company’s processes and drive overall growth. By tapping into a wide range of Trimble solutions and taking a connected construction approach, Termotex is optimizing its processes and delivering unmatched accuracy, efficiency and quality.
The Challenge
Termotex S.A., an international company specializing in the design and assembly of industrialized insulating construction systems, was facing challenges in coordinating crews, deciphering blueprints, and matching 2D blueprints to the 3D construction at the site. The company had to rely on a project engineer and a quality control inspector on site, but this was often insufficient to avoid mistakes and clashes resulting from incorrect or outdated information. To overcome this, Termotex started creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) designs and switched to tablets instead of paper blueprints on the job site. However, the CEO, Andres Casanova, realized that a good BIM model alone was not enough to increase speed and precision in their construction projects. He sought a combination of technologies and new workflows that would enable automation and data-sharing from start to finish, and wanted to leverage mixed reality to better utilize their BIM models in the context of the actual job site throughout the entire construction process.
The Solution
Termotex adopted multiple Trimble technology solutions to maximize constructive data and real-time collaboration for the entire design, build and operate lifecycle. They used Trimble Tekla Structures for BIM design, enabling designers and engineers to create comprehensive, information-rich 3D models that contain all the data needed to build and maintain a structure. Termotex also used Trimble SysQue to create a constructible MEP model based on real-world, manufacturing-specific content that is ready for fabrication. By taking a connected construction approach, Termotex extended BIM beyond design by using the same building data in the field and connecting it to Trimble Robotic Total Stations for layout. The RPT600 with Trimble Field Link’s automated functions and guided workflows helped Termotex workers in the field identify the exact locations on site that correspond to points in the model with incredible precision. For assembly, Trimble Connect for HoloLens, a mixed reality solution, allowed Termotex workers in the field to blend real world objects with digital holograms, visualizing the constructible model by overlaying it on the physical environment, which helped ensure quality control.
Operational Impact
  • From design to the field, Trimble’s solutions enabled Termotex to leverage constructible data for real-time collaboration, ensuring that every person, phase and process worked together seamlessly. By collaborating with connected solutions and implementing processes that liberated data and broke down silos, Termotex improved its workflows across all stakeholders and was able to deliver projects with meticulous accuracy. The company also saved money by significantly limiting the amount of mistakes during the assembly process that could have cost more if they were not discovered until the final phase of the project. The use of Trimble technologies has also helped Termotex win more business. The company plans to scale their implementation of these technologies to more projects, believing that every person that works on an assembly process should use this technology to get the right information the first time and get the job done faster.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Productivity increased by 50%
  • Labor costs reduced by 60%
  • 100% return on investment with Trimble Connect for HoloLens

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