Whether your team is performing initial concrete layout, QA/QC on completed work, or a range of other field positioning tasks, GNSS technology is a viable option in many situations. On busy construction sites, contractors find that work can be interrupted when an obstruction lies between the point of measurement and the total station, requiring a new station setup and lost time. With GNSS technology, there is no need to maintain line of sight with the total station. Instead, the contractor only needs a clear view of the sky to capture measurements fast. 

GPS and other Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies have played a role in construction for years. Originally developed for land surveyors, workflows were often complex and overwhelming for non-specialists in the building industry. So when Trimble set out to design a GNSS system specifically for general contractors, it had to be simple. The system is controlled by the same software that controls our total stations, Trimble Field Link. So even novice users can be up and running in minutes with guided-workflows designed for building construction.

The Trimble R8s lets your team move fast with proven technology and proven workflows. It delivers sub-centimeter horizontal positioning accuracy in a lightweight, rugged design.

Range of use includes:

  • Footings
  • Retaining walls
  • Formwork
  • QA/QC
  • Rough grading
  • Deck layout