New Trimble Buildings Group Unites Best-in-Class Construction Technology Portfolios to Improve Design-Build-Operate Lifecycle

   New Trimble Buildings Group Unites Best-in-Class Construction Technology
Portfolios to Improve Design-Build-Operate Lifecycle for Vertical Construction

Trimble Buildings Group Unites Construction Technology Portfolios to Fully
Address the Current and Future Needs of the Architecture, Engineering,
Construction and Owner Markets

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today
that it has formed Trimble Buildings, a newly formed group within Trimble's
Engineering and Construction segment. The new group will leverage the Trimble
Design-Build-Operate (DBO) platform of organic and acquired technologies to
develop and bring to market a new portfolio of synergistic technologies for
capital construction owners and Architecture, Engineering and Construction
(AEC) service providers. Trimble Buildings will provide the organizational
infrastructure to fuel innovation and allow current and future customers to
take advantage of the rapidly evolving technology landscape to maximize
overall business value.

The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions 2012.

Industry globalization, an increasingly mobile workforce, and a need for
greater collaboration throughout the construction supply chain are changing
the construction landscape. Design and construction professionals are
increasingly engaged in multiple, complex projects simultaneously, often
spanning industries, regions and cultures. The new group brings together teams
of industry experts and deep industry knowledge with a wide variety of proven
hardware and software technologies to provide a comprehensive set of solutions
focused on delivering virtual design and construction from the office to the
field and back. Trimble Buildings will address the core markets of Building
Owners, Architects, General Contractors, Structures, and Mechanical,
Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), bringing together deep domain-driven solutions
on a common DBO platform.

"Bringing these purpose-built technologies into one group means our focus can
be entirely on the end result: what is best for our customers," said Bryn
Fosburgh, Trimble vice president. "We are in the midst of a convergence of
technologies that we believe will bring the next level of innovation to the
capital building construction market. By combining back office software with
field productivity devices to offer capabilities tailored to specific
disciplines and logical synergies across the supply chain, the new Trimble
Buildings group will provide our customers and partners with the broadest and
most sophisticated capabilities available today."

Trimble Buildings will initially combine technology from Trimble's former
Building Construction Division with Accubid, Meridian Systems, Plancal,
QuickPen, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software and WinEst.

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.

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