Trimble and Nucor Extend Multi-Year Collaboration in
Trimble and Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the U.S, have announced a third, multi-year agreement to extend their collaboration in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets that began in 2009. Additional Nucor business divisions standardize on Tekla software to deliver building information modeling to North American customers.
Nucor will continue to build on its investment in Tekla Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, incorporating it at the core of several business divisions—including Nucor Buildings Group, Harris Rebar and Nucor Grating—and utilizing Tekla Structures as its BIM solution to deliver projects that are cost effective, accurate and constructible. Nucor’s Vulcraft/Verco Group intends to standardize on Tekla Structures across its entire in-house steel detailing process.
Both companies will work together on initiatives that include educating AEC stakeholders on effective workflows from design through fabrication and construction, as well as preparing students with the skills required to contribute to an increasingly BIM-centric construction industry. The companies will expand joint training and workshops for the industry and students—with an emphasis on supporting appropriate curricula at educational and training institutions located near Nucor’s dozens of fabrication facilities.
“Our collaboration with Trimble is the direct result of Nucor’s strong commitment to advancing technology, skills and productivity in the construction industry through our continued investment in Tekla Structures,” said Ray Napolitan, Executive Vice President of Fabricated Construction Products at Nucor. “For years, we’ve seen the value that BIM, and specifically Tekla Structures, bring to Nucor Corporation and our customers, extending our competitive advantage through higher quality and increased project efficiency.”
“We are excited to continue our close relationship with Nucor as they expand their use of the Tekla Structures platform within their business,” said Risto Räty, Executive Vice President of Tekla and general manager of Trimble Buildings’ Structures Division. “Trimble and Nucor share a common vision for industry workflows and we look forward to working together on new initiatives to bring opportunity and education to AEC practitioners and students across the country.”
Tekla’s Building & Construction business is part of Trimble Buildings, a Trimble segment focused on technology solutions that improve collaboration, efficiency and accuracy across the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of construction. Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models to provide greater competitive advantage to the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. Established in 1966, Tekla has customers in over 100 countries, offices in over 20 countries, and a global partner network. Information on Tekla solutions can be found at: www.tekla.com Trimble Buildings: buildings.trimble.com
Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel—in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America's largest recycler. More information is available at: www.nucor.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.