In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the Beijing New Airport Project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include additional machine control systems for soil stabiliation.
Beijing’s new airport is projected to handle approximately 72 million travelers, 2 million tonnes of shipping and 620,000 flights by the year 2025. It is a massive construction project with an unprecedented amount of civil aviation investment by the Chinese government.
In order to construct the airport in a safer, more efficient manner, achieve transparent management, and maximise construction quality, the Beijing New Airport Project is using construction technology from Trimble to integrate construction and operations.
“The research results for dynamic compaction have been extremely promising,” said Li Qiang, chief engineer of the Beijing New Airport Construction Office. “As a result, the project is pushing forward with a larger scale deployment to further the research into creating new methods and standards for airfield construction.”
“The Beijing New Airport Project is a significant win for Trimble and we are very excited about the success of the project,” said Steve Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. “The contract extension validates Trimble’s ability to provide innovative solutions that transform work processes by maximising management capability, ensuring construction quality and improving productivity.”