Trimble has announced it is acquiring Building Data, a California-based company that supplies managed content and software to MEP contractors.
The company maintains a proprietary database of more than 6 million 3D components at LOD 300 and LOD 400. MEP contractors and engineers producing models can include components from the Building Data library rather than spend the time to produce those components in house.
As general manager of Trimble’s MEP Division Pat Bohle explained in an official statement, “Building Data’s strength lies in its ability to provide structured and highly accurate 3D content that will be connected to Trimble’s existing product and pricing service. This wealth of content will enable MEP contractors and engineers to use their models to improve estimating, detailing, fabrication, purchasing, manufacturing and installation processes.”
According to Jim Reis, chief operating officer of Building Data, “We are already integrated with several of Trimble’s industry-leading software solutions including their fabrication software, field layout solutions and pricing services. We are excited to provide an even greater integrated office workflow for the building contractor and engineer by joining with Trimble.”