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Trimble acquires Linear project GMBH


March 9, 2015
By Rock to Road

March 9, 2015 – Trimble announced that it has acquired
privately-held Linear project GMBH, a leading provider of scheduling software
for linear infrastructure projects. Financial terms were not disclosed.

March 9, 2015 – Trimble announced that it has acquired
privately-held Linear project GMBH, a leading provider of scheduling software
for linear infrastructure projects. Linear project’s TILOS time and location
planning software is used worldwide and is ideal for highways, railways,
pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other
linear civil engineering projects. Financial terms were not disclosed.

 

Linear construction projects present unique challenges,
because the work is not performed in a single location. TILOS software merges
both the location and the schedule into one combined time and distance
graphical view that changes dynamically 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.

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Recognizing the power of integrating planning and scheduling
with operating and material cost information, Trimble has been collaborating
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 resources capabilities with
operating and material cost information from Trimble.

 

“TILOS software is a significant addition to our corridor
solutions portfolio. With the addition of TILOS, Trimble can better address the
needs of project owners, engineers and civil contractors by enabling them to
closely manage operations and execute their projects on schedule and within
budget,” said Alan Sharp, business area director for Trimble Heavy Civil
Construction software solutions. “The Linear project team brings a wealth of
experience and an expansive customer base that includes many of the world’s
largest contractors and rail network operators. We are very excited to have
them join Trimble.”

 

“Linear project's TILOS software is used for linear
scheduling of large infrastructure projects for rail, road, tunnel and pipeline
projects. We now have the opportunity to leverage Trimble’s geospatial
technologies to record jobsite progress automatically. The addition of TILOS to
Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction portfolio gives us the ability to
collectively work on a more robust solution for linear infrastructure planning,
execution and production control," said Hubert Geier, owner of Linear
project.