One of the big trends in the construction industry in the past few years has been M&As (mergers and acquisitions), with a number of big-name technology providers acquiring others in an effort to create a complete solution set. Trimble was one of the first to start this trend with the acquisition of Meridian Systems back in 2006, with subsequent acquisitions of QuickPen, Accubid Systems, Tekla, Trade Service, SketchUp, WinEstimator, and Vico Software. With a lineup of software this vast, Trimble has positioned itself to offer a complete set of solutions for every building firm’s needs.