Trimble acquires B2W Software to expand its civil construction portfolio

ByLance T. Lee

Sep 16, 2022

Construction One’s expanded portfolio enables an end-to-end digital experience for heavy civil and infrastructure contractors to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability

Trimble acquired a private company B2W software, a provider of estimating and operating solutions for the heavy civil construction industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.

With the passage of the United States Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act (IIJA) and other infrastructure legislation around the world, construction companies are accelerating the digitalization of their processes and operations. As infrastructure projects become increasingly complex, data-driven insights and analytics will be imperative to improve productivity, increase efficiency, and drive sustainability.

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

The addition of B2W’s full suite of pre-construction and operations capabilities will expand Trimble’s already extensive civil infrastructure portfolio and Trimble Building Onea purpose-built connected construction management platform.

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B2W’s suite of integrated applications includes estimating, planning, field monitoring, equipment maintenance, data capture and business intelligence. By combining these capabilities with field data, project management, finance and human capital management solutions from Trimble, civil contractors will be able to bridge the gap between the office and the field in new ways, enabling transparency, efficiency and, ultimately, profitability.

“B2W has helped thousands of heavy-duty contractors increase their bidding accuracy and operational efficiency,” said Paul McKeon, Founder and CEO of B2W. “Now, with Trimble, we can realize the next chapter in our story. By linking the planned to the done, we will provide civil contractors with a truly connected construction experience, unlocking valuable new insights for our clients across their entire operation.

B2W will be reported under the Buildings and Infrastructure segment.

Perkins Coie LLP acted as legal counsel to Trimble. Piper Sandler & Co. acted as financial advisor and Foley Hoag LLP acted as legal advisor to B2W Software.

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