The future of MEP layout

Trimble, Amtech, site layout

Trimble’s Rapid Positioning System (RPT600) works directly from a 2D drawing or 3D building model to help lay out building-services systems in a building. The device projects a highly visible green laser mark onto surfaces to show where attachments should go. The operator then marks the location and moves on to the next one. Accuracy is to within a few millimetres.

The process begins by loading a tablet computer with the 2D drawing or 3D building model. Site survey points such as a structural pillars are used to locate the RTS on the site and in the model.

The operator of the RTS can view the model on the tablet computer and select the points to be marked, such as hanger locations etc.

A key benefit of the RTS system is that fewer mistakes are made as it works directly from the building model and the job is paperless. The final installation can be monitored and reports produced on how well the components of were installed. A true BIM model can be produced to show that everything was installed as designed.

Amtech is responsible for the system in the UK and has a team that is fully trained in its capabilities and application.

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