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Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants Selects Proliance Software
Trimble's Software to Help Engineering Firm Manage and Control Nationwide Projects in the UAE
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 29, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Dubai-based Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants is standardizing on Proliance® capital program management software across its portfolio of more than 1,200 construction projects throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Using Proliance, Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants can automate critical workflow to improve productivity, streamline document and budget management, and leverage business analytics to better inform decisions. Together, these best practices will help Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants reduce risk, lower construction costs and improve the financial performance of current and future projects.
Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants has over 20 years of design experience. Founded in 1987, the firm has served a broad range of clients and currently manages over 10 million square feet of construction projects throughout the UAE. The services provided by Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants include all areas of architecture, civil, structural, electromechanical engineering, interior design, supervision and project management. Al Ajmi's portfolio of projects varies between residential building, office building, hotels, banks, retail space, industrial and staff accommodations, private villas, palaces and educational buildings.
"It takes skilled engineers working together to produce high-quality projects, and the UAE has some of the most talented and professional architects and engineers in the world," said Amer Shehadeh, supervision & contracts manager at Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants. "By standardizing on Proliance software, we are giving our employees the best technology and solidifying our company as a leader in project management in the UAE and beyond."
In addition to the company's current projects, Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants is the project manager of the Dubai Sustainable City (DSC), which is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2013. The DSC is a USD$300 million project that will encompass over 113 acres and produce "zero" waste due to the integrated system for waste recycling, sustainable and natural transport means such as horse carts and organic farms. DSC will also be host to 500 residential villas fitted with organic farms and solar cells to generate electricity and hot water.
In analyzing DSC project requirements, Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants realized they needed a top-of-the line project portfolio management (PPM) software solution that would facilitate and control aspects of this important development. Proliance uniquely combines project and portfolio management, facilities management, business process management and business analytics into one system of record, enabling large enterprises to track how their real estate, construction and facilities portfolios are performing.
"The project visibility and control we are gaining by adopting Proliance is exactly what we need in order to effectively manage the construction and completion of the DSC," said Amer Shehadeh. "In addition to our work on the DSC, implementing Proliance across all our current and future projects will enable us to cement best practices across the company."
Trimble's construction project management software solutions for infrastructure building owners, program management firms, and other AEC organizations are available through local Trimble dealers in the UAE. For more information, visit: http://www.meridiansystems.com/me.
Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants (AEC) is a national UAE firm with offices in Dubai, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. Since its establishment in 1987, Al Ajmi has shifted gears and become one of the renowned Engineering Consultancy firms in the region offering comprehensive professional engineering services. Utilizing modern technology tools, Al Ajmi blends both theory and practice to develop and produce sophisticated designs, as well as provides impeccable project management services. Al Ajmi continues to grow and excel in a competitive business world with a firm belief that offering high-quality services while maintaining work ethics is the key to success. For more information, visit: www.alajmi.ae.
About Trimble Buildings Group
Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment, is a world leader in technology for construction project optimization across the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle. By providing intuitive software and field solutions that span the brands of Meridian Systems, Plancal, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software and WinEst, Trimble is dedicated to helping building owners and AEC service providers improve productivity, increase efficiencies and maximize profitability of construction projects across the entire workflow from simulation to renovation. Used in over 141 countries around the world and supported by a global dealer and distribution partner network, precision Trimble technology is a mainstay of the building industry. Trimble Buildings' DBO portfolio draws on unparalleled expertise from across the entire continuum to provide building professionals with a comprehensive solution that responds to their specialized needs while benefiting from an understanding of the total workflow at every step.
Additional information on Proliance software can be found at: http://info.meridiansystems.com.
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