Model, Plan and Pour Concrete

Would you like to be more competitive, win work and make more money, and finish jobs more quickly with less labor and waste? 

For a concrete contractor, an accurate 3D Tekla model delivers benefit at every stage of the construction process. Quantity take-off is fast and accurate, giving you better estimates.  To save time and money, reducing site errors is important – with Tekla software, you can make sure everything fits before you build it. And to keep everyone informed, share your model freely with the engineer and contractor.

Tekla software serves the whole concrete construction workflow:

  • Model for preconstruction: Quickly create accurate 3D model of your job.
  • Plan to pour: Use the 3D model to get organized, estimate and efficiently prepare to pour.
  • Pour on site: Take the model on site to pour the concrete confident everything is covered. 

Accurate Concrete Pour Models

Tekla offers a purpose-built solution for concrete construction. You can use it at any stage of the design and construction process and have easy to use tools to create concrete models that behave like real concrete.

Knowing the quantities

With Tekla, you can generate accurate quantities faster. Because all information is created in 3D, it is easier to adapt to changes in design during the bidding phase. Because you perform quantity take offs in the same solution where you are planning, all of your estimates are rooted in solid planning information.

Rebar without clashes

With Tekla you can model and visualize large amounts of fully detailed rebar quickly and easily. Fast clash detection lets you find and resolve faults before fabrication. You can produce placing drawings and schedules and foresee and avoid difficulties in installation.  


Avoid errors on site, save time and money. 


Key benefits

  • Increase pour productivity with quick and easy 3D concrete modeling.  
  • Reduce risk with accurate quantity take-offs.
  • Visualize for better project understanding.
  • Avoid errors.
  • Improve insight communication.

With Tekla, you can solve problems in the design and planning phases, manage changes and run the construction site smoothly.

Design and Preconstruction

Your real, constructable concrete model with the turndowns, pile caps and stepped slabs contains all details you need for construction. Whether you start your Tekla modelling process with construction drawings or even others’ models, the model will have its origins in real preconstruction planning.

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Construction Planning

Accurate models are unmatched planning tools. Once you have a detailed model of your job, the real benefit is production planning with Tekla. Visualizing and sequencing pours and pour breaks becomes easy with your model: you know for certain how much, when and where you are going to use concrete, formworks and rebar

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Site Management

Tekla model continues to show benefits when it is time to pour the concrete. The software lets you manage the pours on site, and the formwork team can view their schedules and see layout in 3D. For example, you can start layout in the model, send the points out to your total station for accurate, easy layout without tape measure. If you pull quantities and drawings directly from the Tekla model in order to reduce the risk of ordering too much concrete or placing the wrong bars. Also, the formwork team can view their schedules and see layout plans in 3D.

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Tekla works in close relationships with customers and partners. Our open approach to modelling means that the software integrates and interfaces smoothly with other solutions.


PNA's products solve problems in the construction of concrete slabs-on-ground.  The Diamon Dowel® System provides joint stability, positive load transfer and continuity of surface profile. Partnership with Tekla provides the Diamond Dowel® System dowels in 3D, so you can rapidly model, count and place them on drawings.

ITW – Red Head

Tekla users can add RedHead bolts directly into the model.

Harris Rebar – Ambassador Steel

Harris Ambassador steel works with a number of concrete contractors in developing ways to share their models and communicate release information.

Soule Software

Teaming up with Soule we are pushing the rebar industry to adopt modelling as a standard detailing tool. Once modelled releases and bar information can be sent direct to Soule’s fabrication software.


Use quantities from your Tekla model with WinEst cost-estimating technology.

Would you like to be more competitive, win work and make more money, and finish jobs more quickly with less labor and waste? 

Tekla Structures provides a model based solution for concrete contractors where all construction information and details are stored in a central 3D model.  The details can include all concrete shapes and volumes, concrete mix information, rebar types and quantities and much more. The information is readily accessible and tasks like accurate quantity take off (QTO) and pour planning become very rapid and efficient.  Any drawings, whether they are lift, rebar placement drawings or formwork, are all generated from within Tekla Structures using the 3D model.  They can be fully annotated, dimensioned, contain rebar schedules and any data from the model.  Data such as volumes of concrete by pour, rebar schedules, pour schedules and much more can be rapidly generated, viewed and exported to applications such as MS Excel. 

To learn more, visit the Workflow tab above.

But don't take it from us, hear it from our customers!


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KGS Group - for CIP and steel design work

Tekla was actually much simpler and user friendly solution than I expected, I am certainly a fan of Tekla Structures for CIP and steel design work.
Donovan Kroeker
Senio Structural Engineer
KGS Group

Formwork by Digital Arts Facility

With Tekla formwork modeling we were able to rapidly try out various formwork options enabling us to choose the arrangement that worked best with regards to cost and constructability. It also helped us reuse the same formwork material most efficiently in the next portion of our work. Accurate quantities from the model helped in verification of estimated quantities and concrete pour optimization. One of the biggest time savers was 3D visualization of complicated areas instead of trying to visualize it from 2D plans. This ability saved on guesswork and rework.
Karl Goeking
Concrete Superintendent on UC SC
Digital Arts Facility

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