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SITECH stage technology open day for Tarmac

SITECH raise awareness of technology-led efficiencies at Tarmac open day
SITECH raise awareness of technology-led efficiencies at Tarmac open day

Open day for Tarmac staff helps raise awareness of technology-led efficiencies from Trimble

SITECH UK & Ireland, authorized dealers of Trimble machine control systems, have staged an open day for Tarmac staff to learn more about the efficiency savings that the latest technology offerings can bring to construction projects – including in-depth reporting on carbon emissions and fuel efficiency.

To complement Tarmac’s ‘rock-to-road’ ethos, the event demonstrated to site-based staff and contract/project managers how software can be used to support a project from start to finish – from site survey, design and 3D model creation to machine control, final ‘as-built’ and reports detailing the work that has taken place. This, say SITECH, can yield significant benefits for productivity and accuracy, which are paramount for Tarmac, particularly on projects such as motorways and runways. 


However, with the capabilities of site-based software solutions constantly moving forwards, it is important that companies stay at the forefront of technology solutions to ensure they are making the most of what is available.

Craig Topley, national contracting technology manager at Tarmac, said: ‘The overarching aim of the open day was to raise awareness and increase our understanding of the Trimble machine automation technologies across all of our UK contracting teams, to better support us on the projects that require more precise placement of premium materials.

‘There are many providers offering similar construction options in the industry, so we must keep on the front foot with innovation to ensure our solutions offering reflects our customers’ needs. Events like this allow time for key staff to ask the experts all their questions in a more relaxed environment. Being able to see the software demonstrated provides better understanding of how it works in practice on site.

‘Utilizing technology to increase productivity and reduce the resources required to operate machinery, whilst recording what is being done, is a major factor in achieving material, fuel and carbon savings on our construction sites, as well as in improving safety through the way the workforce is deployed.’

Danielle Barker, strategic accounts manager at SITECH, who organized the event, added that as well as built-in efficiencies, early use of software can deliver added value that will result in real cost savings.

She said: ‘The comprehensive nature of the software systems and the in-depth information and analysis that can be provided at the very start of a project allow any issues to be identified at an early point, saving costs that could be incurred if a problem was identified down the line.

‘The key to efficient construction is reliable, usable data at every stage. The more available knowledge you have up front and throughout the project, in real time, the more effective and efficient the project will be.’


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