Trimble announces the acquisition of Linear Project GmbH, a leading
provider of scheduling software for linear infrastructure projects.
The privately-held Linear Project offers the proven TILOS time and
location planning software, which is used worldwide in highways, railways,
pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and various
linear civil engineering projects.
One of the main challenges of linear construction projects is that the
work is not performed at a single location. TILOS software resolves this
problem by merging both the location and the schedule into a combined time and
distance graphical view that changes dynamically with changing conditions.
TILOS time and location planning software enables contractors, owners
and civil engineers to plan and manage linear projects more effectively by incorporating
design details, construction challenges and the project schedule into one view.
Having recognised 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, enabling stakeholders on linear construction projects to integrate
TILOS planning and scheduling for time, location and resources capabilities with
operating and material cost information from Trimble.
Alan Sharp, business area director for Trimble Heavy Civil Construction
software solutions explains that TILOS software is a significant addition to their
corridor solutions portfolio, enabling Trimble to better address the needs of project
owners, engineers and civil contractors by allowing them to closely manage operations
and execute their projects on schedule and within budget.
Observing that TILOS software is used for linear scheduling of large
infrastructure projects for rail, road, tunnel and pipeline projects, Linear
Project owner Hubert Geier commented that the acquisition now gives them the opportunity
to leverage Trimble’s geospatial technologies to record jobsite progress
He concludes that the addition of TILOS to Trimble's Heavy Civil
Construction portfolio enables them to collectively work on a more robust
solution for linear infrastructure planning, execution and production control.