Trimble has acquired Linear project, a provider of scheduling software for linear infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and tunnels.
Linear project’s TILOS time and location planning software merges location and schedule into one combined time and distance graphical view that changes dynamically as conditions change.
By incorporating design details, construction challenges and the project schedule into one view, contractors, owners and civil engineers can plan and manage linear projects more effectively.
Recognizing the power of integrating planning and scheduling with operating and material cost information, Trimble has been collaborating with Linear project since 2014 to create 3D constructible model interoperability between its Business Center – HCE office software and the TILOS software. TILOS expands Trimble’s portfolio of heavy civil construction solutions for corridors by adding time and cost into existing corridor workflow solutions, so stakeholders on linear construction projects can integrate TILOS planning and scheduling for time, location and resources capabilities with operating and material cost information from Trimble.
“TILOS software is a significant addition to our corridor solutions portfolio,” said Alan Sharp, business area director. “With the addition of TILOS, Trimble can better address the needs of project owners, engineers and civil contractors by enabling them to closely manage operations and execute their projects on schedule and within budget. The Linear project team brings a wealth of experience and an expansive customer base that includes many of the world’s largest contractors and rail network operators. We are very excited to have them join Trimble.”