Tekla Accelerates Construction Information Flow Launches Tekla Structure Version 20 at its 7th Annual User Meet in India
Jaipur, 3rd April, 2014: Tekla, a global provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, today announced the availability of Tekla Structures 20 at its 7th Annual User Meet in Jaipur. The newest version of Tekla’s BIM software improves construction workflow efficiency by providing the means to better organize models manage tasks and avoid structural clashes. What’s more, the constructable models created with Tekla can incorporate more detailed information than ever before.
The gathering witnessed over 300 participants from industry’s leading companies such as L&T Engineering, Prothious, ICAD, Structure Online, Simon India, B G Shirke, M N Dastur and Alstom Engineering. With the new version launch, the event also aimed at bringing together its customers to discuss the latest developments and technologies in the rapidly growing sector and laying the foundation for BIM (building Information modelling) adoption to this space amongst the huge potential education market in India.
One of the main highlights of the event was the most popular Tekla India Model Competition which is arranged yearly and facilitates as a platform for Tekla customers to showcase their success stories worldwide.
The model competition winners were chosen amongst total of 52 entries across 5 categories:
- Best Complex Steel Project was awarded to Insteel Engineering Pvt. Ltd. - Mexico Football Stadium
- Best Concrete Project was awarded to L&T EDRC Kolkata - Sinter Storage Building
- Best Special Project was awarded to Simon India Limited - Sulphuric Acid Expansion Plant
- Best BIM Project was awarded to FLSmidth Pvt. Ltd., Chennai - Windbox GSA Tower
- Tekla BIMagician was awarded to Design Excellence - Chemical plant Dismantling
- The People’s Choice award went to Eversendai Construction Pvt. Ltd., Chennai - TCS Signature Tower
Tekla India congratulates all the winners in this year’s model competition
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Nirmalya Chatterjee – COO & Business Director, Tekla India said, “Our continuous effort is to introduce new developments and technologies for the infrastructure industry, this year it’s Tekla Structure Version 20. The Tekla India User Meet gives us a platform to communicate with our customers in India as well as in the neighboring countries, and exchange trending ideas with latest technological updates. The user responses that we have garnered year on year has been simply incredible, witnessing the highest number of participates from top companies in the space”. Recently, in October 2013, Tekla India along with Trimble Buildings, a part of the Engineering Construction segment of US-based Trimble Navigation Ltd., strengthens its presence in India with end-to-end Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle. Mr. Chatterjee further added “Trimble’s launch in India through Tekla has been remarkably successful as it has proved to be of great relevance to its growing construction and real estate market. India is a very important market for us as we see great potential here. Our technologies enable industry professionals such as Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Trades, General Contractors, and Building Owners to do their jobs better, while achieving greater accuracy, efficiency, and cost management”.
These new technologies include a portfolio of synergistic software and hardware helping companies to digitize workflows and minimize rework across the Design-Build-Operate lifecycle (DBO). They are focused on optimizing collaboration so that managing the moving parts of complex building programs becomes easier and smarter.
As BIM penetrates construction industry processes, architectural trends produce increasingly complex shapes, and buildings include more refined technology, information exchange becomes progressively more important. While information management remains at the core of BIM, building today’s structures requires more information than ever before. Tekla Structures 20 meets this requirement by expanding the capacity of constructable Tekla models to easily handle the large amounts of information needed to accurately reflect the detail contained in complex build structures.
“Tekla Structures 20 contributes to the essential processes of today’s information-intensive construction industry,” said Risto Räty, Executive Vice President of Tekla and General Manager of Trimble Buildings’ Structures Division. “Ultimately, construction is about collaboration. When information is missing it is hard to work effectively with other construction team members to avoid preventable delays and cost overruns. Tekla Structures 20 dramatically improves project team communication and collaboration by providing the detail needed for building complex structures, offering process-improving tools, and effortlessly working with other software applications, thereby delivering on the promise of BIM for the construction industry.”
New Tools for Better Information Management
Tekla Structures 20 brings even more detailed information and flexibility to modeling, while reducing the need for manual data transfer. Information now flows more efficiently from design, purchasing and production to the shop floor. Tekla also provides more links to analysis and design (A&D) solutions to remove the technical and compatibility barriers that compromise workflow between project teams and subcontractors using different types of applications.
To ease the management of the massive amounts of constructable building information needed for contemporary structures, Tekla Structures 20 also offers several improved tools:
• Organizer delivers more efficient model information management and increased automation.
• Task Manager offers a systematic way to plan detailing, fabrication and erection on site.
• Clash Check Manager allows communicating, assigning, coordinating and avoiding structural conflicts before they appear on site to help save money and time.
About Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures is the most advanced BIM (Building Information Modeling) software on the market. The construction industry utilizes it for creating, combining, managing and distributing highly detailed, accurate and information-rich models of all structures and all materials. The software interfaces with other solutions and manufacturing machinery, allowing the users to achieve efficient and error-free collaboration. For more information and to download Tekla Structures 20, visit www.teklastructures.com.
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. Tekla Building & Construction is part of Trimble Buildings Group, a Trimble segment focused on technology solutions that improve collaboration, efficiency and accuracy across the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of construction.