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HCSS Launches New Safety Application

Construction software developer HCSS (www.hcss.com) has launched a new safety application geared specifically to construction companies.  The safety application is a stand-alone product that integrates seamlessly with HCSS’s HeavyJob® Job Management Software and other HCSS products.

Foremen and project engineers who are already entering time-card information into HeavyJob can quickly and easily enter safety-related information into the new safety application.  “It requires just a few extra ‘clicks,’ for example, for the foreman or project engineer to record that an individual has attended a safety meeting,” explained Mike Rydin, HCSS president.  “It’s also very simple for project engineers and foremen to maintain and achieve the safety goals that have been established by the company’s safety officers.”

Construction companies use the safety application to track and report all job-level safety information and manage historical safety data for each job in one location.  The product also helps the company manage individual employees’ safety compliance, certification and training.   A dashboard displays the key indicators of the company’s safety program across all jobs instantly, and alerts management to areas that require immediate attention.

An incident management feature simplifies capture, classification and documentation of recordable incidents for company analysis and the OSHA Form 300 log of work-related injuries and illnesses.  Companies can use the safety application as a central location to schedule trainings, inspections and other safety-related activities.

Money-Back Guarantee

The safety application is covered by the same money-back guarantee that applies to HCSS’s other software products.  The guarantee has one condition:  the customer must take the recommended amount of training.  If the customer decides to return the product for any reason within 12 months after the purchase and subsequent training, the cost of the software will be refunded in full. The training cost is non-refundable.

For Information

For information about the safety application, contact HCSS at www.hcss.com, info@hcss.com

Trimble Sets Date For Its 5th International User Conference In Las Vegas

Trimble announced today that it will hold its International User Conference November 8-10, 2010 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2010—Converge, Connect, Collaborate—provides insight into how the convergence of technology can redefine the way surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, GIS, geospatial, utilities, and mobile resource management professionals connect and collaborate to achieve success.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with key industry leaders, build partnerships, develop new contacts, discuss opportunities, and discover how to overcome challenges in today’s competitive business environment.

“In its fifth year, Trimble Dimensions 2010 is an excellent forum to learn how organizations can apply advanced positioning solutions and information technology to connect and collaborate to gain a competitive edge,” said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble.

Attendees of Trimble Dimensions 2010 can:

  • Gain insight from keynote presentations delivered by the industry’s most respected leaders and innovators
  • Explore the strategic shifts in the convergence of positioning technologies
  • Engage in comprehensive and unbiased knowledge sharing with more than 350 sessions—from keynotes to breakout sessions to hands-on training—across multiple tracks focused on professional and business needs
  • Visit the Dimensions Partner Pavilion, where Trimble and its partners will showcase and demonstrate their latest innovations
  • Meet and compare notes with colleagues and potential business partners throughout the industry
  • Choose from hundreds of designated educational sessions that qualify for career-advancing Professional Development Hours

The conference will also include an off-site demonstration and training area plus a Partner Pavilion that will showcase the complete suite of Trimble construction, survey, engineering, aerial and mobile mapping, GIS, utilities and infrastructure solutions, including products from Applanix, Meridian Systems, Pacific Crest and QuickPen. Highlighted solutions and technologies will include GNSS; total stations; field computing and data collection; 3D scanning; pre-design construction planning; 3D visualization; Building Information Modeling (BIM); construction project management; aerial mapping; wireless communications; data transfer; field and office software; and smart grid applications. Other technology providers who are Trimble partners will participate to extend the conference’s range of products and applications.

In addition, Trimble worldwide users are invited to propose topics to present at the conference. Proposed titles and a short description of the presentation should be submitted to Trimble no later than July 18, 2010. For more information about the conference and how to submit a paper to present, please go to: www.trimbledimensions.com.