California, US: Trimble has acquired the assets of privately-held Accubid Systems based in Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed. Accubid’s family of software products allow electrical and mechanical contractors to analyse their estimates in great detail including CAD-based estimating and takeoff and then export the data into project management, accounting and procurement applications.
The acquisition of Accubid broadens Trimble’s industry leading “BIM to field” solutions for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors to automate project estimating and management, modelling, detailing, layout and construction.
Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble’s Building Construction Division, said, “Combining Accubid’s deep understanding of the electrical and mechanical trades and their detail rich application data with Trimble’s field solutions will provide contractors additional tools to become more productive, efficient and prepared to meet the demands of the industry in the future.”
“In today’s world, construction projects have become more complex and sophisticated, yet at the same time contractors are expected to build them faster than ever before. By combining the strengths of Accubid’s project management and estimating expertise with Trimble’s powerful MEP field solutions, we can better enable clients to address these challenges head-on,” said Giovanni Marcelli, founder and CEO of Accubid.