Tekla appoints AF Infotech as its Centre of Excellence in Ranchi, Jharkhand
India, Mumbai, 18 August 2015: Tekla has appointed AF Infotech as one of its Centres of Excellence in India for their Tekla Structures software. The main objective of this initiative is to educate technology students and ensure that the future engineers are well equipped with Building Information Modeling (BIM) skills that the growing Indian industry employers value.
AF Infotech will provide quality technical education with adequate industrial exposure with its innovative teaching methods. The institute will impart special certification course on Tekla BIM technology in their curriculum. The course will make the students industry ready with modeling skills. On the other hand, this education boosts the adoption of BIM within Indian construction industry.
Nirmalya Chatterjee, Executive Director & COO Trimble Buildings SAARC, said, “We believe in educating the next generation with the latest technologies as this partnership will benefit the students and provide the industry with a larger talent pool. Together with AF Infotech we ensure that the best professional education is offered to students keen on joining the industry. This new Centre for Excellence will also allow technology experts upgrade their skills which will benefit the industry in the future.”
Tekla will assist AF Infotech to setup a technology lab in the center, which will allow their students to learn Tekla Structures for structural and civil engineering. Tekla in India will also conduct training sessions at AF Infotech to enable the industry people and students to explore Tekla’s technology. Additionally, refresher seminars will keep them regularly updated on new advancements.
Mr. Vikash Kumar, Business Head, AF Infotech, said, “We are happy to be appointed as the Tekla Centre of Excellence in Jharkhand. This will help us in providing and teaching students the latest technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM). With the growing demand for infrastructure, there is a need to adopt new technologies such as BIM which will not only minimize the errors but will also help in enhancing productivity, thus creating huge demand for BIM professionals.”
Tekla Building & Construction 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.
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