SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that general contracting firm McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has selected Trimble® GCEstimator Suite as their standard for cost estimating across all building construction projects.
Trimble GCEstimator is an integrated solution that speeds the process of creating estimates for complex, deadline-intensive construction projects. GCEstimator incorporates best-of-breed software from the Trimble Buildings portfolio of Design-Build-Operate (DBO) technologies, which enable general contractors and construction managers to increase efficiency, improve responsiveness and maximize the productivity of projects.
Trimble GCEstimator provides a unified Quantity Takeoff, Cost Estimating, and Knowledge Management system for contractors working with 2D plan sets, 3D BIM models, or any combination of the two. The comprehensive approach to cost planning streamlines the estimating process to reduce administrative overhead and improves widespread adoption of company best practices in cost estimating.
"The ability to work with a single vendor that provides a solution for Takeoff and Estimating in any combination of 2D and 3D gave Trimble the competitive edge during our evaluation," said Mike Oster, vice president and CIO of McCarthy Building Companies. "With a large and distributed team, we needed to retain our own proven estimating practices while reducing the complexity of the overall solution to provide the most accurate results for our clients."
"For building contractors, a streamlined estimating process reduces response time and improves confidence when going to bid," said Steve Watt, market manager of Estimating and Cost Controls for Trimble's General Contractor/Construction Manager Division. "We're committed to transforming our customers' businesses and reducing the complexity of cost estimating is a significant step toward that goal."
Trimble GCEstimator Suite is available through the BuildingPoint network as well as other authorized distribution partners around the world.
Headquartered in St. Louis, and founded in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of the nation's premier commercial builders. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology to deliver the highest quality work, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. McCarthy is a 100 percent employee owned company with 1,700 fulltime employees in the U.S.
For more information, visit: www.mccarthy.com.
About Trimble Buildings
The GCEstimator Suite is a solution within the portfolio of Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment focused on solutions that optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings. Trimble is dedicated to transforming the industry—increasing productivity, reducing waste and optimizing schedules, budgets and real estate portfolios—with powerful solutions that streamline communication and collaboration. These targeted solutions enable architects, engineers, contractors, owners and occupiers to realize greater agility, efficiency and insight. Used in over 150 countries around the world, Trimble Buildings' solutions are transforming the way the world designs, builds and operates infrastructure and buildings.
For more information, visit: buildings.trimble.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.