Trimble GCEstimator Suite Selected by Two Premier North American Contractors
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that two premier general contractors in North America, DPR Construction and Mortenson Construction, have selected Trimble GCEstimator Suite as their standard cost estimating solution for commercial building construction projects.
Trimble GCEstimator is an integrated solution that speeds the process of creating estimates for complex, deadline-intensive construction projects. GCEstimator incorporates best-of-breed software from the Trimble Buildings portfolio of Design-Build-Operate (DBO) technologies, which enable general contractors and construction managers to increase efficiency and improve productivity on building construction projects.
Streamlining the construction estimating process is crucial for improving responsiveness and efficiency on large-scale building projects. Trimble GCEstimator Suite unifies Quantity Takeoff, Cost Estimating and Knowledge Management for contractors working with 2D plan sets, 3D BIM models or any combination of the two. The comprehensive approach to cost planning reduces administrative overhead and improves widespread adoption of company best practices in cost estimating.
DPR Construction, a forward-thinking national builder focused on technically complex and sustainable projects, understands that predictable cost analysis and data are critical for customers’ timely decision making on projects. “The ability to seamlessly capture and leverage our project cost history goes a long way in enabling us to better serve our customers. Providing ‘real-time’ cost information and budgets in the concept phase is key to eliminating waste and driving greater efficiency on the delivery of projects,” said Alan Watt, director of preconstruction technology of DPR Construction. www.dpr.com
Utilizing models for quantity takeoff streamlines the estimating process for Mortenson Construction, winner of the “Contractor of the Year Award” and “Top Overall Best Project Award” from Engineering News-Record in 2013. “Trimble’s estimating products enable model-based estimating and continue to advance Mortenson as a leader in virtual design and construction,” said Doug Heinrich, estimating director at Mortenson Construction. “With 80 estimators located across North America we needed a common software platform. Using GCEstimator we reduce the time spent on our estimates by simplifying the estimating process, allowing our estimators to concentrate on value added activities.” www.mortenson.com
Trimble GCEstimator Suite is available through the BuildingPoint network as well as other authorized distribution partners around the world.
About Trimble Buildings
The GCEstimator Suite is a solution within the portfolio of Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment focused on solutions that optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings. Trimble is dedicated to transforming the industry—increasing productivity, reducing waste and optimizing schedules, budgets and real estate portfolios—with powerful solutions that streamline communication and collaboration. These targeted solutions enable architects, engineers, contractors, owners and occupiers to realize greater agility, efficiency and insight. Used in over 150 countries around the world, Trimble Buildings’ solutions are transforming the way the world designs, builds and operates infrastructure and buildings.
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Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.