Trimble (TRMB) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Williamsburg, Virginia-based FabSuite, LLC, a North American supplier of Management Information System (MIS) solutions for steel fabrication. With the acquisition of FabSuite software, Trimble's portfolio now includes the complete structural steel workflow for planning, managing, designing, modeling and automating the fabrication processes to maximize constructability. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fields Construction Company, one of the Northeast’s leading construction management firms, and Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced the two companies have combined. By joining together, Fields, which will become known as Katerra, will apply Katerra’s technologies to better serve its roster of real estate developer clients along the East Coast.
Most of the building services provider's $1.3-billion-plus bookings have come in multifamily construction.
Trevor Schick can’t stop the urge. “Whenever I walk by a construction site, I look in their Dumpster,” the former Hewlett-Packard executive in Silicon Valley admits. “Fifteen percent of the wood from a job site is thrown away! In a factory, if we’re not down to 2%, you’d get a better guy to run that factory. It’s the inefficiency of the [construction] industry that makes you really open your mind. I come home every night with 10 new things to go after. My head is spinning.”
Havok@SketchUp is a proof of concept add-in that extends the functionality of SketchUp® - a Trimble® Buildings solution, by allowing export of 3D model geometry from SketchUp to Havok® physics engine for real-time simulation of dynamics of rigid bodies, including collision detection, with walk-through/fly-through within the 3D model environment designed in SketchUp.