Trimble ‘Jumpstart to BIM’ Campaign Eases Tech Adoption for the Construction Industry

  • Trimble is committed to supporting the government’s push to adopt modern technologies in building affordable housing
  • ‘Jumpstart to BIM’ campaign targeted at steel fabrication companies - aimed at removing the cost barrier in their modernization efforts
  • Until end of August, Tekla Structures will be offered at a low entry price of RM1,795 per month for a six-month subscription, with an additional two months free

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA – 16 July 2018 – In-line with the reaffirmation by the government on the country’s commitment to increase the number of affordable housing for purchase and rental, Trimble Malaysia has launched a modernization program to drive technology adoption in the construction industry.

    The slow uptake of technology by local players in the construction industry over the years has been a pain point, with the cost factor cited by most as a major stumbling block to wide adoption. This is despite well-documented benefits of adopting modern technologies – companies have become more efficient and productive thus reducing manpower costs and delays. More importantly, they are more profitable.

    Thomas Phang, Area Director, Trimble Solutions South East Asia, said the onus is on the public and private sectors to take the initiative and be proactive in pushing technology adoption. “We echo the government’s call for all parties to push for modernization in the construction industry. The Fourth Industrial Revolution – better known as Industry 4.0 – is upon us. In a digitized world increasingly driven by automation, the Internet of Things, big data and analytics, companies which do not ride the wave is at risk of becoming obsolete.”

    Jumpstart to BIM Campaign

    In reality, smaller firms have struggled to come to terms with modernization. Phang said, “We recognize that small-to-medium enterprise (SMEs) need assistance. Moving from pen and paper to technology-driven business processes can be expensive and a tall order for many SMEs. To help ease the transition, Trimble created the ‘Jumpstart to BIM’ campaign to provide an easy ‘hop-on’ point for them to begin their transformation journey.”

    From now until the end of August, Trimble Malaysia is offering Malaysian steel fabrication companies a six-month subscription of its Tekla 3D modelling & detailing software – Tekla Structures – at a low entry price of RM1,795 per month. To sweeten the deal, subscribers will get an extra two months license when they sign up during the campaign period.

    “I urge all construction firms – both large and small – to take advantage of this offer. There is no better time to consider a more modern way of work that futureproofs the business, and doing it at an affordable cost as well,” added Phang.

    To stay competitive, it is crucial for steel detailing firms to adopt technology and not to fall behind as the entire industry is adopting 3D modelling in construction. The 3D modelling and detailing solution has delivered the benefits like productivity gains and accuracy to allow firms to maintain a competitive edge and win more business. Tekla Structures is already being used by Malaysian companies such as IV-Consult Sdn. Bhd., Malaysian Marine & Heavy Industry Sdn. Bhd., Serba Dinamik Sdn. Bhd. and Vantage Steel Works Sdn. Bhd.

    The government is serious about transforming the construction industry, unveiling the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) to empower and strengthen the construction industry. The Works Ministry has targeted use of at least Tier-2 BIM for government projects over RM100 million by 2020. To facilitate the education and awareness of technology adoption, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) opened the RM2.5 million myBIM Centre, one-stop center providing resources for the use of BIM. This is beside other initiatives aimed at equipping and incentivizing industry stakeholders, such as subsidized BIM training programs to train and build capacity of BIM experts and a specially set up BIM Transformation Fund to support local companies adopt technology in their business.

    For more information, visit Trimble Malaysia’s Jumpstart to BIM Campaign page.

    About Trimble Buildings

    Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment, is focused on solutions that optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings. Trimble is dedicated to transforming the industry—increasing productivity, reducing waste and optimizing schedules, budgets and real estate portfolios—with powerful solutions that streamline communication and collaboration. These targeted solutions enable architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and occupiers to realize greater agility, efficiency and insight. Used in over 150 countries around the world, Trimble Buildings’ solutions are transforming the way the world designs, builds and operates infrastructure and buildings. For more information visit: buildings.trimble.com

    About Trimble

    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, California. For more information visit: www.trimble.com

    Media Contacts:

    Patricia Tee, Assistant Marketing Manager, Trimble Solutions Malaysia, +65 6871 5864, patricia.tee@trimble.com

    Kenny Lim, Priority Communications on behalf of Trimble Solutions Malaysia, +6012 292 8223, trimble@priority.net.my