Trimble Buys Trade Service to Build Out Estimating, Project Management Software

One of the key initiatives at Trimble right now is implementing BIM (building information management) technology into its software. Tod Moore of Trade Service says that while Trade Service does not yet have specific fields in its product records for BIM data, it expects to eventually be a provider of this data.

Trade Service Co., San Diego, has been acquired by Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., a big name in project management software, estimating systems and related tools for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market.

The company made its first foray into the electrical business with its 2010 purchase of Accubid, a provider of estimating software for electrical contractors. In recent years, it also acquired QuickPe

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