SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012-Trimble has acquired assets of privately-held Vico Software, Inc. (Vico) of Boulder, Colo., a recognized leader in 5D virtual construction software and consulting services. The asset acquisition extends Trimble's solutions for building construction and provides a platform to connect the information flow across the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle to improve cost management and optimize scheduling on complex building construction projects. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"Vico's 5D Virtual
Construction software solutions pioneered the category of 5D BIM for
construction. With Vico's capabilities Trimble is uniquely positioned to
participate in the industry's evolution from 2D to 5D
management," said Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble vice president. "Vico
provides an important contribution in that evolution by connecting data from
the virtual aspects to the physical aspects of a building construction project.
It becomes the connection point that binds Trimble's hardware and software
suite of products together across the DBO lifecycle."
5D is a progressive step
of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process that provides a richer data
context to 3D BIM. 5D intelligently links individual 3D model
components with time and cost-related information, enabling project owners and
Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) service providers to visualize
the progression of construction activities and the related costs over time.
This BIM-centric project management methodology connects cost, scope and
schedule within a visual environment to provide contractors with the ability to
proactively resolve issues and streamline project delivery.
"5D Management solutions
help create a highly responsive, transparent and efficient construction supply
chain," said Mark Sawyer, president and CEO of Vico. "Vico's acquisition
by Trimble, the leader in delivering advanced technology to complex
construction projects, will extend the value of our solutions inside a much
broader product portfolio. Trimble has moved aggressively into this rapidly
evolving technology segment, and together we are looking forward to driving the
future of BIM for construction."
The Vico Software business will be reported in Trimble's Engineering and
Construction Segment. For more information, visit
Trimble AcquiresVico Assets, Adds 5D Construction Capabilities
November 2, 2012