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Trimble acquires BIM specialist

3 Sep 15 US technology firm Trimble has acquired Vianova Systems AS, a Norwegian company specialising in building information modelling (BIM) software for infrastructure design.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Vianova Systems is described as a pioneer in the development of BIM software, with a portfolio of solutions for civil engineers, contractors and project clients.

The acquisition extends Trimble’s Connected Site portfolio – an information management solution that provides process and workflow integration for operations from the design phase through to the finished project.

“The combination of Vianova Systems’ building information modelling capabilities and Trimble’s ability to drive constructability into workflows will optimize both site and project processes. With Vianova Systems, we can now deliver solutions for the owner, engineer and contractor to more closely collaborate on civil projects,” said Roz Buick, vice president of Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division. “The resulting set of solutions will enable significant efficiencies, driving greater transformation in the industry.”

Vianova Systems CEO Idar Kirkhorn said: “The addition of our solutions to Trimble’s leading portfolio of construction positioning and workflow automation solutions extends our collective ability to deliver the Constructible Model as early in the lifecycle as possible. Our existing customers will benefit from the combination as we continue to develop, sell and support our Novapoint and Quadri products.”

The acquisition of Vianova Systems includes the company’s wholly-owned operations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, plus partly owned subsidiaries in Benelux and France. Other associated Vianova companies in Norway and internationally are not included in the acquisition.


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