Trimble and Frank Gehry announce strategic alliance

By on 16 September, 2014

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Trimble and Frank Gehry have announced a strategic alliance. As part of the alliance, Trimble has acquired the software and consulting services business Gehry Technologies.

The alliance combines Frank Gehry’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry experience with Trimble’s construction technology.

“This merger is a dream for me,” said Frank Gehry. “In Trimble, we find a partner who has like-minded ambitions and goals to create efficiencies in the AEC industry that allow the creativity of the architectural profession to flourish and deliver value-added creative solutions within the realities of our economic times. I am very excited to expand our mission with a great new partner.”

“We are honored to enter into an association with Frank,” said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. “His unique architectural vision has always challenged the conventional. Equally impactful are his views on the potential for transforming the entire design-build-operate continuum. Gehry Technologies has been key in allowing Frank to realise the potential of his designs without compromising cost or schedule. Together, we expect that our common commitment and our combined capabilities will accelerate the adoption of technology in this trillion-dollar industry with resulting breakout benefits. We are delighted with the prospect of working with Frank as he continues his strong personal advocacy for change in the construction industry.”

Based in Los Angeles, California, Gehry Technologies is an AEC technology company that provides design and project management solutions, consulting services, and project collaboration software tools. Gehry Technologies solutions include GTeam software, a Web-based 3D file management and project collaboration platform, building information modeling (BIM) technology as well as advanced project delivery services.

Gehry Technologies’ consulting services aid in the design, execution and management of the built environment.

The combination of Gehry Technologies solutions and professional services with Trimble’s broad technology portfolio in positioning, BIM, analytics and visualisation, automated machine guidance and real-time telematics accelerates total lifecycle solutions that will allow architects, engineers, contractors and owners to access data captured during the building planning, design, construction and renovation phases.

Gehry Technologies will be reported in Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Segment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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