Cidon Construction choose Tekla
UK-based reinforced concrete and civil engineering contractor Cidon Construction have selected Tekla software for concrete modeling and project planning as they adopt Building Information Modeling (BIM) in an effort to improve their business productivity.
Since the company formed in 2000, Cidon have evolved to provide a wide range of construction services as both a subcontractor and principle contractor. When Managing Director Ciaran Donnelly saw a presentation by Eric Lindquist of Adjustable Forms Inc. a Tekla user in the USA, he began to understand why Tekla was the most appropriate software for contractors like Cidon who plan and pour cast in place concrete.
“It was great to see somebody like Eric, a construction professional, who does what we do, talking about how we as concrete contractors can work smarter and manage more of our processes in one place using BIM. For me it was obvious that we could improve our efficiency and be more competitive by changing how we worked and choosing the right software solution in Tekla,” Mr. Donnelly says. “Technology may be confusing and even daunting to some in the UK concrete industry but I am convinced that there are clear benefits to be achieved if we use the right product. In fact it was so obvious that we went from knowing nothing about Tekla to purchasing software and producing models within five weeks. We have started modelling our first live projects and are really excited about how the implementation of this software will change our business.”
“We are really looking forward to working with Cidon Construction,” says David Evans, Business Development Manager for Tekla UK. “Ciaran and his team are demonstrating desire and, more importantly, intent to change and revolutionise how they construct concrete projects by modelling and planning their concrete construction as early as possible, creating greater certainty in their estimating and scheduling processes. We are confident that this new approach will have a hugely positive impact on both our companies and the UK concrete industry as a whole.”
With its software, Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models and thus provides more and more competitive advantage to the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. The company was established already in 1966, and today it has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla was acquired by Trimble Navigation Ltd. in 2011.