Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Strategic alliance will connect the office to onsite construction technologies

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Trimble and Frank Gehry have announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate on ‘connecting the office to on-site construction technologies’.

As part of the alliance, Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies, the software and consulting services business that has been instrumental in delivering Frank Gehry’s designs, while assisting in keeping costs down and schedules on tracks.

“This merger is a dream for me. 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,” said Frank Gehry in a report by Building Design + Construction.

“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.”

The alliance will combine deep architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry experience with advanced construction technologies, the companies explained further. It will enable designers, builders and operators to collaborate more efficiently.

“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,” Berglund added.

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