Installation of Smart Strips at TTL

Thanks to an ongoing study by ID+CL, WSU Trimble Technology Lab is now equipped with Smart Power Strips, which reduce energy consumption of non-essential devices during non-operation hours. According to the study, “the installation of advanced surge protectors conserve energy through the reduction of phantom plug loads.” The Integrated Design + Construction Lab (ID+CL), sponsored […]

TTL Students Present for Technology Grant

Chlo Duttry and Pablo Fugaro presented on behalf of the TTL Students at the Student Technology Fee Allocation Committee. Their presentation was part of an ongoing effort to solicit required funding to add a robotic arm to the lab. An initial funding for this initiative was provided by the Cougar Cage Program. To learn more […]

WSU students present at Trimble 0-60 Mentor Day

WSU students, Pablo Fugaro and Colin MacLaughlin, were selected to present projects for the Trimble 0-60 Mentor Day.  Trimble 0-60 Accelerator Program is a three-month virtual acceleration program focused on design and technology for the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry that helps startups build and scale great products by matching them with its people, […]

VCEA Executive Leadership Board Visits WSU TTL

Ahead of the grand opening of the Schweitzer Engineering Building, the Executive Leadership Board of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA ELB) toured the WSU Trimble Technology Lab on September 22. Dr. Vahdat, the Director of the WSU TTL, discusses the future of higher education, and the role of TTL in preparing students […]

WSU TTL solutions allow doctoral student to study 12,000 year old archaeological site

Jordan J. Thompson, doctoral student of anthropology at Washington State University, conducted a pilot study for her dissertation, using Trimble Lab surveying devices. The study, which is part of her dissertation, refines previous literature about the age of the Weitas Creek Archaeological Site. The Weitas Creek archaeological site (10CW30) is situated along the North Fork […]

WSU Student Accepted for Trimble 0-60 Accelerator

Pablo Fugaro, a senior architecture student at Washington State University’s School of Design & Construction, has been accepted to the Trimble 0-60 Accelerator program. He will be part of the Fall 2023 cohort who graduate on November 28, 2023.   See his winning submission here:  

WSU Trimble Lab resources used on on 5,000‑year‑old archeological excavation

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians in collaboration with Washington State University archeologists led by Dr. Shannon Tushingham used WSU Trimble Lab resources to study ancient Tribal earth ovens in the Inland Northwest. “The Trimble [resources],”  according to Dr. Tushingham, “was just terrific to have, both for the research and for teaching-we used the R2 almost […]

Tactile Learning Project

A group of students and faculty used the Trimble Lab resources for their Tactile Learning Project. The Project is a masonry structure that showcase different types of masonry construction, block types, brick patterns, and mortar joints for WSU students. It provide students with an easily accessible model to study how such structures are designed, detailed, […]

Universal Robotics Demo

Thanks to a generous grant by WSU Cougar Cage, the Trimble Lab at the School of Design & Construction is initiating an attempt to include a robotic arm (with fabrication capabilities) at the TTL. Representatives from Universal Robots were invited to offer a demo of their midsize robotic arms at the school. The UR10e model […]

Trimble Lab Researchers Awarded Grant from Cougar Cage program

Vahid Vahdat and Maryam Mansoori, professors of design and construction, were awarded funding from Cougar Cage to equip the Trimble Technology Lab with robotic additive manufacturing to allow students to research and experiment with advanced 3D printing. As artificial intelligence and automation replace more jobs in architecture, Vahdat and Mansoori want students to be prepared […]