Trimble and Bentley Create Strategic Alliance to Enable Intelligent Positioning for Large Infrastructure Project Sites

  Trimble and Bentley Create Strategic Alliance to Enable Intelligent
  Positioning for Large Infrastructure Project Sites

 Trimble’s Provisioning of the Connected Work Site and Bentley’s Provisioning
of Virtual Positioning Leverages 3D Precision for Construction and Operations
                       Quality, Efficiency, and Safety

Trimble Dimensions 2012

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- November 05, 2012

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing
comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, and Trimble
(NASDAQ:TRMB), the leading provider of connected construction solutions for
heavy, civil, and building contractors, today announced a strategic alliance
to further the connection between the virtual and physical environments for
infrastructure projects. This alliance will establish a new benchmark for
construction and operations quality, efficiency, and safety. Working smarter,
together, and employing advanced information mobility innovations, the
exchange of physical and virtual data can now be more easily leveraged by
engineers and contractors to reduce project risk while increasing overall

In the resulting immersive environment, physical and virtual information can
be used to improve and validate on-site construction processes. The seamless
exchange of information between the virtual and physical can be achieved by
utilizing a selection of Trimble’s field positioning technologies, such as
robotic total stations, 3D laser scanners, and global navigation satellite
system (GNSS) positioning solutions, and Bentley’s information modeling
software – with work sharing and dynamic feedback being securely managed in

Trimble CEO Steve Berglund said, “Trimble’s goal is to provide our users with
world-class integrated positioning solutions that allow them to collect,
manage, and analyze complex information faster and easier. Our collaboration
with Bentley will provide engineers and contractors with greater insight into
construction problems and enhanced positioning solutions. It will also enhance
the application of the constructible model to bringing engineering and
construction data to the field and back.”

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “In working with Trimble, whose
leading-edge technologies many of our major project delivery user
organizations already rely upon, we together realized there’s a combination of
our offerings that can uniquely provide benefits to construction processes
that neither could independently. In particular, through the intrinsic
‘geo-coordination’ in Bentley’s applications and ProjectWise geospatial
services, almost every project’s information modeling content is virtually
positioned with engineering precision in the ‘project space.’

“Intelligent positioning now enables these engineering models to be real-time
and real-place referenced, from and into mobile devices in the field, through
immersive environments from both Bentley and Trimble. Users piloting the
integration of physical positioning from Trimble with virtual positioning from
Bentley, facilitated by information mobility innovations, have identified
significant savings of time and money, and continue to uncover new benefit

About Trimble Buildings Group

Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment,
is a world leader in construction project optimization across the
design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle. By providing intuitive software and
field solutions that span the brands of Accubid, Meridian Systems, Plancal,
QuickPen, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software and WinEst, Trimble is dedicated to
helping building owners and AEC service providers improve productivity,
increase efficiencies and maximize profitability of construction projects
across the entire workflow from simulation to renovation. Used in over 141
countries around the world and supported by a global dealer and distribution
partner network, precision Trimble technology is a mainstay of the building
industry. Trimble Buildings’ leading technology platform, Trimble DBO, draws
on unparalleled expertise from across the entire continuum to provide building
professionals with a comprehensive solution that responds to their specialized
needs while benefiting from an understanding of the total workflow at every

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and
government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on
applications requiring position 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 and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back
office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For
additional information about Trimble, visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers,
geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive
software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies
information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information
modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its
solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and
modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team
collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure
asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable
applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in
1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $500
million in annual revenues, and since 2003 has invested more than $1 billion
in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in
Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS
feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable
collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired
Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a
professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure
community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global
compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure
based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit

Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, MicroStation, and ProjectWise are either
registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems,
Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. Other
brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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