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Trimble buys civils software business

6 Mar 15 Trimble has bought a software company that specialises in tools for managing civils projects that run along a corridor, including roads.

Linear Project provides scheduling software for, as the name might imply, linear infrastructure projects such as highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels and transmission lines.

Linear construction projects present unique challenges, because the work is not performed in a single location, said Trimble. Linear’s Tilos software merges both the location and the schedule into one combined time and distance graphical view that changes as conditions change. Design details, construction challenges and the project schedule are incorporated into one view.

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.

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Tilos expands Trimble's portfolio of heavy civil construction solutions for corridors by adding time and cost into existing workflow solutions. 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.

“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.”

“Linear project's Tilos software is used for linear scheduling of large infrastructure projects for rail, road, tunnel and pipeline projects” said Hubert Geier, owner of Linear Project. “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.”

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