Prout Boiler, Heating & Welding Inc., a commercial and industrial plumbing, HVAC and process piping company, is facing demand to use 3D technology for projects such as the Salem Regional Medical Center’s New Patient Bed Tower, which needed multi-trade prefabrication under a fast-tracked schedule.


Working with the general contractor, Prout needed the right technology to plan for prefabrication work during the bidding process and to take charge of multi-trade coordination.
Many of Trimble’s bidding and 3D detailing software tools could help them deliver ever-more complex piping solutions with greater efficiency, while also setting the stage for emerging business opportunities.
Trimble® AutoBid® Mechanical as a complete mechanical estimating software, and Trimble® PipeDesigner 3D® and DuctDesigner 3D® to detail mechanical, piping and plumbing systems and simplify workflow.

“Thanks to 3D technology, we keep finding efficient ways to expedite the whole piping process. Since implementation in our company, it’s paid for itself tenfold.”
- Mike Savko, Construction Manager, Prout Boiler, Heating & Welding Inc.


AutoBid Mechanical enabled Prout to generate full labor and material reports fast enough to turn bids around in as little as a day or two. PipeDesigner and DuctDesigner let them create fabrication drawings that saved time and increased coordination.

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