It was only a matter of time before Trimble, www.trimble.com, Sunnyvale, Calif., made its next acquisition in the construction-software space. The most recent one will have an impact on how construction companies do BIM (building information modeling) going forward.
Last week, Trimble and Frank Gehry, www.gehrytechnologies.com, Los Angeles, Calif., announced a partnership to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies.
A key component of this partnership is Trimble’s acquisition of Gehry Technologies, the software and consulting services business that has been instrumental in delivering Frank Gehry’s visionary designs while keeping cost and schedule in line for his clients.
In recent years, Trimble has been on a mission to create efficiencies in the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry through both product development and acquisition. This new partnership with Frank Gehry and acquisition of Gehry Technologies will deliver value-added creative solutions.
Steven Berglund, president and CEO, Trimble, credited Gehry’s unique architectural vision and views on the potential for transforming the entire design-build-operate continuum. Berglund added the expectation is a common commitment and combined capabilities will accelerate the adoption of technology in this trillion-dollar industry with resulting breakout benefits.
The combination of Gehry Technologies solutions and professional services with Trimble’s broad technology portfolio in positioning, BIM, analytics and visualization, automated machine guidance, and realtime telematics accelerates total lifecycle solutions that will allow architects, engineers, contractors and owners to access data captured during the building planning, design, construction, and renovation phases, providing deeper insight, better operating decisions and better asset performance.
Stay tuned. The construction industry is likely to see Trimble continuing to make big moves like this one in the BIM arena.