American technology firm Trimble has formed a strategic alliance with Gehry Technologies to enhance the use of technologies in the construction industry.
As part of the alliance Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies, which provides design and project management solutions such as GTeam software, building information modelling (BIM) technology and advanced project delivery services.
The alliance will help connect the off-site design and on-site delivery processes through software and hardware.
Genry Technologies founder Frank Gehry said: "In Trimble, we find a partner who has like-minded ambitions and goals to create efficiencies in the AEC industry that allow the creativity of the architectural profession to flourish and deliver value-added creative solutions within the realities of our economic times."
Under the deal, Gehry Technologies will become part of Trimble's engineering and construction division.
Combining Trimble's services with Gehry Technologies' building information modelling, analytics and visualisation tools would provide detailed information to architects, engineers, contractors and owners, who can deliver the projects more efficiently based on the data.
Trimble CEO and president Steven W Berglund said: "Gehry Technologies has been key in allowing Frank [Gehry] to realise the potential of his designs without compromising cost or schedule.
"Together, we expect that our common commitment and our combined capabilities will accelerate the adoption of technology in this trillion-dollar industry with resulting breakout benefits."