Images Courtesy of Trimble Manhattan Software's programs allow facilities managers and building owners to manage portfolios of buildings and other real-estate assets. Expanding its applications for spatial modeling past the construction phase of the building lifecycle, Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced August 19 that it will acquire London-based Manhattan Software, a maker of facilities-management and real-estate-management software. Trimble says will take a 100% stake of Manhattan Software and integrate it into its Trimble Buildings Group. The acquisition price was not disclosed.Manhattan Software's offerings include its Integrated Workplace Management System, which allows for planning and management of real estate portfolios, and CenterStone
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.