Trimble acquires B2W to connect civil contractors’ digital and physical management

By Larry StewartSeptember 28, 2022

Trimble’s Connected Construction provides technology solutions that connect each phase of the construction management project lifecycle digitally to increase efficiency and make better decisions. (Image: Trimble)

Trimble acquired B2W Software to expand its Construction One Portfolio for end-to-end digital management of heavy civil projects. Privately held B2W is a provider of estimating and operations solutions for civil construction.

Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and other infrastructure legislation across the globe is motivating construction organizations to fast-track digitization of their processes and operations. Increasingly complex infrastructure projects make data-driven insights and analytics essential to improving productivity, increasing efficiency and driving sustainability.

“Seamlessly connected workflows are key to unlocking the true potential of an organization’s data,” said Elwyn McLachlan, vice president of Trimble’s Civil Solutions Division. “With the acquisition of B2W, Trimble will be able to provide an unparalleled end-to-end digital experience – connecting the digital to the physical – for heavy civil and infrastructure contractors.”

Adding B2W’s suite of pre-construction and operations capabilities will expand Trimble’s civil infrastructure portfolio and Trimble Construction One, a connected-construction management platform.

B2W’s integrated suite of applications includes:

  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • field tracking
  • equipment maintenance
  • data capture
  • business intelligence

Timble’s vision for the acquisition is to combine these capabilities with their rich field data, project management, finance and human capital management solutions, so civil contractors will be able to bridge the gap between office and field in new ways, promoting transparency, efficiency and ultimately profitability.

“B2W has helped thousands of heavy civil contractors increase their bid accuracy and operational efficiency,” said Paul McKeon, B2W founder and CEO. “And now with Trimble, we can realize the next chapter of our story. By linking the planned with the executed, we will provide civil contractors with a truly connected construction experience, unlocking valuable new insights for our customers across their entire operation.”

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