California Tech Company Announces Autodesk Forge Integration and Launches New BIM Management Platform

Plannerly.com | November 12, 2019

Plannerly announces an integration with the Autodesk Forge platform and two new modules that now complete the BIM planning workflow for the design and construction industry. The digital transformation of the design and construction industry involves the implementation of Building Information Modeling. BIM is an industry shift with huge potential, however, there can be some significant pitfalls if BIM goals, requirements and teams are not aligned. Up until now, teams have been managing BIM projects using traditional methods with spreadsheets and sending word and PDF files by email. With the launch of the Plannerly BIM management platform, teams are able to seamlessly collaborate across companies and quickly agree on BIM requirements to focus on getting the true value from BIM.

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The United States has one of the largest construction markets in the world, with over $1,162 billion worth of new construction put into place in 2016 alone. Though spending fluctuates naturally from one season to the next, it seems that this industry can expect steady overall growth in the years to come. Much of this is due to the construction industry’s innovative approach to its products.

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The United States has one of the largest construction markets in the world, with over $1,162 billion worth of new construction put into place in 2016 alone. Though spending fluctuates naturally from one season to the next, it seems that this industry can expect steady overall growth in the years to come. Much of this is due to the construction industry’s innovative approach to its products.

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KONE Acquires Ross Elevator Inc.

KONE | August 06, 2021

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TriMech Acquires Adaptive Corporation and Forward Vision

TriMech | November 08, 2021

TriMech, a leading provider of engineering design and additive manufacturing solutions, announced it has acquired Adaptive Corporation and Forward Vision. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TriMech is a portfolio company of The Halifax Group, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investor.Headquartered in Richmond, VA, TriMech helps clients design better products via a broad suite of engineering- and manufacturing-related solutions and services. The company works with leading software and hardware partners including Dassault Systèmes, Stratasys, and Artec, among others, throughout the central and eastern United States and Canada. In addition to its product portfolio, TriMech delivers expert technical support, training, consulting, implementation, additive manufacturing, and staffing services to its customers through its world-class engineering staff. The acquisitions of Adaptive Corporation and Forward Vision expand TriMech's Dassault Systèmes portfolio offering to include CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA and ENOVIA. Adaptive is known for its strong capabilities in advanced CAD and simulation, product lifecycle management (PLM), metrology, and Creaform portable 3D scanners. The Forward Vision team specializes in CATIA, DELMIA, and FlexSim and has expertise in robotics, ergonomics, factory scheduling, throughput simulation, and logistics workflows. Both companies have clients in transportation and automotive, aerospace and defense, and industrial equipment. "We aim to be our clients' trusted technology partners. By bringing together great teams with new product offerings and expertise, TriMech will deliver wider solutions and deeper industry knowledge. Growth by acquisition is part of our long-term strategy to help our clients manage rapid digital transformation." -Marcel Matte, President and CEO of TriMech Adaptive will continue to operate under the name Adaptive – A TriMech Company. The Forward Vision team will join Adaptive's sales and support teams. Senior management at Adaptive and Forward Vision will remain in place. Wayne Tanner, Adaptive's President, will serve as General Manager of Adaptive – A TriMech Company, reporting to Ted Lee, TriMech's Chief Services Officer. Forward Vision's President Joe Hugan and Vice President John Moran will serve as Product Managers for TriMech's Robotics and Discrete Event Simulation teams, continuing to support clients with their existing teams. As part of these acquisitions, TriMech also announced it is acquiring the Dassault Systèmes and EASA Software clients of Front End Analytics. These clients will now be supported by the experienced team at Adaptive and TriMech. After transitioning these clients, Front End Analytics will continue as an independent business focused on its Physics Informed Machine Learning and AI solutions. "The demand for increasingly sophisticated technology has accelerated as engineers and manufacturers introduce or improve products to meet market needs. Our combined client base will have access to more solutions that involve critical areas of their business." -Adaptive's President Wayne Tanner Forward Vision President Joe Hugan commented, We have always thrived by working closely with each other and with our clients. As part of TriMech, our people will have more opportunities to collaborate, learn, and grow, making us better able to meet our clients' needs and ensure their success. About TriMech Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Richmond, VA, TriMech provides computer-aided design and engineering software, additive and subtractive manufacturing solutions, and associated training, consulting, and staffing services for a variety of industries. Its tools support 3D modeling, simulation, virtual replication, collaboration, and information intelligence applications. The company has 32 locations across the central and eastern U.S. and Canada and serves more than 15,000 active clients. For more information, please visit www.trimech.com. About The Halifax Group Founded in 1999, The Halifax Group is a private equity firm that partners with managers and entrepreneurs to recapitalize and grow lower middle-market businesses with total enterprise values generally between $50 million and $300 million. Halifax specializes in equity recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs and management buyouts and invests across a variety of industries, including outsourced business services, health and wellness, and franchising. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.thehalifaxgroup.com.

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American Concrete Institute | March 31, 2021

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