US: Trimble introduced today Trimble 4D Go for Buildings, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that enables a new workflow for building owners and structural engineers in seismically active areas. The service processes data from Trimble’s REF TEK monitoring hardware installed in buildings and delivers immediate notification of seismic activity, providing real-time information that can be used for faster decision making regarding structural integrity and occupant safety.
Trimble 4D Go for Buildings transforms how users access a building’s earthquake event data by allowing users to receive data remotely from a web browser on any internet-enabled device, anywhere, anytime. As part of the service, shake event reports are immediately generated after an event and a hardware compliance report is available to support building code reporting requirements in many seismically active areas worldwide. In addition, the solution enables building owners to be notified if the installed monitoring hardware requires service.
Connecting seamlessly with Trimble’s REF TEK accelerometers and recorders, Trimble 4D Go for Buildings monitors building movement and determines peak ground acceleration (PGA), peak ground velocity (PGV), response spectral acceleration (RSA) and other critical parameters that enable structural engineers to determine the building’s movement during an earthquake.
Trimble 4D Go for Buildings provides:
- A shake event report that is delivered moments after an event occurs, containing the information required by a structural engineer to help determine if the building is safe
- Automatic hardware compliance reports that can eliminate on-site visits to inspect hardware
- Easy implementation through the use of cloud-based software, removing the need for upfront software licenses and maintenance updates, which can reduce capital and organizational costs
“Trimble 4D Go for Buildings represents a modern approach to reporting on a structure’s response to seismic activity,” said Shawn Hilliard, business area director of Trimble’s Monitoring Solutions Business Area. “Building owners and structural engineers can access shake event reports remotely, receive hardware alerts in real-time, and be confident they have the information necessary to meet regulatory requirements, with the benefits of a cloud-based service.”