Meridian Systems Announces New On-Campus University Program to Support Next Generation of Construction Professionals


Program offers faculty online access to Prolog to reinforce construction project management concepts presented in the classroom

FOLSOM, Calif. (March 24, 2009) - Meridian Systems, the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations, announced today its new On-Campus program, an online university training program for Prolog® software. Qualified universities with construction management programs will receive full access to ProjectTalk, the on demand version of Prolog - the industry leading construction project management software. ProjectTalk provides robust project management and collaboration functionality in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment.

The Meridian On-Campus program is designed to foster the next generation of construction professionals by offering access to the technology behind the methods and concepts taught in class. By participating in this program, students can enter the workforce ahead of the curve and be able to discuss and evangelize the role technology plays in construction projects and programs.

"By combining the educational content delivered in lecture with hands-on software training, universities can instill the importance of technology within the construction industry," said Jay Noonan, director of professional services for Meridian Systems. "Today's challenges require that future construction professionals have a firm grasp of both industry best practices and the technology that enables them."

The On-Campus program consists of three tiers - Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. All tiers offer full online access to Prolog software, training and educational materials and an invitation to meet with an Education Consultant to walk through the Prolog demonstration and business value statements. The Intermediate and Advanced levels will also include a shared portfolio of sample projects to use in real-life scenarios in the classroom. The Advanced level will include private portfolios, on-going support from the Meridian Systems Education Team, 90 days of technical support and more.

To get more details and to apply to the On-Campus program, please visit: http://www.meridiansystems.com/images/PDF/Services/Prolog_OnCampusProgram.pdf.

About Meridian Systems
Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations (PBO2). Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building programs and facility assets. Meridian offers construction project management and infrastructure lifecycle management solutions that reduce project costs and schedules across the plan-build-operate project lifecycle. To learn more about how project-based organizations are benefitting from Meridian solutions, download a user study from FMI by visiting: www.meridiansystems.com.

Meridian Contact
Tamara Kaestner, Marketing Programs Manager
(916) 294 2375, Email Contact



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