Welcome to the ME Tekla Awards 2016

The Tekla Awards showcase and reward the hardwork and innovation that goes into using software to solve engineering challenges, working collaboratively and delivering better outcomes for all involved.  The awards focus on projects of all shapes and sizes which have used Tekla software as part of the process for designing and 3D modelling a structure or where the use of Tekla software and BIM has aided collaboration and the digital construction process.

Winning an award will help raise your company profile and help attract new business by instilling that vital ingredient for success – trust.

So if you have used Tekla software on a project, however large or small, that you think illustrates the benefits of collaborative workflows and model passed processes, or a project you are proud to have worked on, then choose the best category to enter.


Attend the Tekla Middle East User Days in a city closest to you!

Mark your calendars with the date of the city closest to you and don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Click here for more information about TEKLA MIDDLE EAST USER DAYS 2016.

Entering the Tekla Awards can open up clear business benefits for your organisation.

Employee motivation and reward

  • Entering the Tekla Awards recognises the hard work and achievements of your employees. 
  • Both entry and winning can help boost staff morale and improve motivation.

Increased credibility

Any business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a third party endorsement for your business.

Build trust and confidence

A Tekla award is an endorsement of your expertise in this area which can help engender trust with new customers, partners, and potential employees, helping to set you apart from your competition.

Grow business profile

Take advantage of PR and marketing activity around the Tekla Awards and your involvement.

International recognition

The Tekla Awards are an international competition so success in the Asia awards could also lead to success in the Global Tekla BIM Awards.

Student showcase

For student project, it is the competition offers a venue for students to showcase their skills amongst the most iconic projects in the industry.  Particiption is open to individuals or groups of up to five students who are enrolled in educational institutions in the participating countries.  

The Tekla Awards have seven categories including student project and top three winners will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts from both Trimble and the wider industry.  There will be a special prize for student project.  Projects will be judged on their individual merit and we are looking for examples of collaborative workflows and model based processes to support your entry. Prior to judges' assessment, there is a public voting and only one vote per project per person will be counted.  The voting result will be a considering factor for judges to select winners.  Contestant can submit one entry per category.

Click here, for details of seven categories

Submit your project before deadline. 

  • Entries can be submitted between 1st March - 30th April 2016.
  • Voting is open to the public throughout May 2016 till June 15th.
  • The judging panel will sit at the 3rd week of June 2016.
  • The winners will be announced in the end of June 2016

This year we have seven categories to choose from:  Commercial, Public, Industrial, Infrastructure, Small, Sports and recreation,  The evaluation criteria which Judges will be looking for consist of the following:


  • How collaboration and co-ordination were used and demonstrated on the project.
  • Multiple phases of the model life cycle (Design, Build, Operate).    
  • The number of participants using Tekla or other reference models.
  • Use of open BIM and the benefits of the reference model from an open BIM perspective.

Innovative use of Tekla software

  • The basics covered – drawings, BoM, etc.
  • What challenges were faced and how they were overcome. 
  • New ways of working.
  • Bonus points will be given for more Tekla softwares have been utilized (Tekla Structure, Tekla Structural Designer and/or Tedds) 


  • Level of detail.
  • Multimaterial modelling and useage.
  • Complexity – of the geometry of the structure and the combined complexity and level of detail of the modelling.

“Cool” factor

  • Impressive or quirky structures.


Go to Tekla Global BIM Awards 2014 site

View winners and finalists:


Go to Tekla Global BIM Awards 2013 site

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Go to Tekla Global BIM Awards 2012 site

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Go to Tekla Global BIM Awards 2011 site

View winners and finalists:


View winners and finalists:

Trimble Solutions Middle East would like to thank all those who submitted their projects for the ME Tekla BIM Awards 2016 and would like to congratulate the winners of this year's Middle East BIM Awards.


Public Projects Category - Eversendai - Midfield Terminal Complex - Piers and Gate house - Bridges

Commercial Projects Category - Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Middle East Pvt. Ltd. - Al Habtoor City Theatre 

Infrastructure Projects Category - Cleveland Bridge Steel Company Limited KSA - Abdullah Arif Interchange

Industrial Projects Category - Arabian International Company - Conversion of Hail-2 simple cycle to combined cycle power plant

Small Projects Category - Amana Industries FZE - Legoland Dubai - Castle Kingdom & Building Exp

Sports and Recreation Category - Eversendai - Nas Arena Indoor Futsal and Volleyball Stadium

Public Favorite Project - Eversendai - Crescent City Tower