Linear construction projects present unique challenges because the work is not performed in a single location. Planning and scheduling data must be integrated with operating and material cost information for the job to succeed.

To that end, Trimble, www.trimble.com, Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired privately-held Linear project GMBH, www.linearproject.com, Victoria, B.C., a provider of scheduling software for linear infrastructure projects.

Linear project’s TILOS time and location planning software is used for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction, and other linear civil engineering projects.

TILOS software merges both the location and the schedule into a combined time and distance graphical view that changes as conditions change. By incorporating design details, construction challenges and the project schedule into one view, contractors, owners, and civil engineers can plan and manage linear projects more effectively.

Trimble has collaborated with Linear project since 2014 to create 3D constructible model interoperability between its Business Center–HCE office software and the TILOS software.

TILOS expands Trimble’s portfolio of heavy civil construction solutions for corridors by adding time and cost into existing corridor workflow solutions so stakeholders on linear construction projects can integrate TILOS planning and scheduling for time, location, and resource capabilities with operating and material cost information from Trimble.

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