Trimble has acquired the assets of privately held Concord, Ont., Can.-based Accubid Systems, a provider of estimating, project management, and service management software and services for electrical and mechanical contractors. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Accubid's family of software products allows electrical and mechanical contractors to analyze their estimates in 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 "BIM to field" solutions for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors to automate project estimating and management, modeling, detailing, layout, and construction.
"BIM collaboration processes are transforming the way building construction projects are planned, managed, and executed," said Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble's Building Construction Division. "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."