Tekla - The right choice for a project with zero error tolerance
PHENIX Construction technology has trusted Tekla since 2013. In its recent project, The Suzuki Motors Paint, Press & Weld shop, they used Tekla Structures to execute a zero-error project that consisted of three complex buildings.
PHENIX Construction Technologies, one of India's top three steel construction companies, caters to the global need for advanced Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEBs) and Structural Steel. PHENIX specializes in designing, manufacturing, and installing complex steel structures for pre-engineered buildings for industries like core infrastructure, automotive, food & beverages, pharmaceutical, transportation, engineering, power, warehousing, etc. In 2013, PHENIX upgraded to Tekla Structures to deliver to the growing steel infrastructure demand of the country. Since then, Tekla has contributed to the success of PHENIX.
Aiming for zero error tolerance construction
Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Company engaged PHENIX Construction Technologies to construct Suzuki Motors Paint, Press & Weld Shop. Located at Mandal, Gujarat, the project is spread over 52,052 sq. m. with dimensions stretching up to 572 m. in length and 92 m. in width.
The client aims for a project with zero error tolerance. PHENIX trusted Tekla software due to its capabilities to create accurately complex building models. Tekla was used to create 68,900 assembly drawings for the over 6,700 MT of steel used in the project.
The project required the construction of three buildings raised on plated box sections with heavy trusses. The Paint Shop, Press Shop, and Weld Shop, all three different structures, were interconnected with cranes, cable trays, walkways, etc. PHENIX completed the project flawlessly and on time.
Complex structures, three buildings: A daunting task
The heavy structures of the three buildings made it challenging for the engineers to draw models. Moreover, an extremely slim timeline with zero error tolerance directive demanded utmost precision and null staggers in the project.
The major challenges faced by the team were the coordination of the three buildings and the complexities that surfaced while designing four plated box columns with varied strengthened stiffeners connections. Heavy elements with complex connections and the requirement of various materials, paints, finishes, etc., also made the construction process quite tricky.
As the building was combined with various structures like cranes, transfer roof monitor, cable trays, mezzanines, stairs, etc., it was required to segregate and release to the shop floor as per priority. Apart from the error-free delivery of the project, the other requirement of PHENIX was to provide the customer with a customized and detailed project report at specified intervals.
PHENIX is one of such company in the PEB industry which only trusts Tekla for delivering projects with zero-error. It thus enhances our credibility in supply and allows us to construct flawlessly. We as a company cater to around 30% of PEB steel detailing demands of countries such as Africa, UAE, USA, etc., therefore it becomes vital for us to only entrust software like Tekla whose features are par excellence. With regards to the project in question, Tekla gave an edge to the complex construction that impressed both Suzuki Motors and the Consultant - Sumitomo Mitsui.
- Mr. A Kailasa Rao, Vice President, Phenix Construction Technologies
Tekla Structures: the user-friendly software
Tekla software's flexibility helped the project manager develop reports and macros per client and project requirements. Tekla's customization feature, custom components, template editor, and easy interface makes the software supremely efficient in planning and executing projects of enormous stature like SMCC.
Tekla Structures provided a visual representation of the interfaces between various components helping the stakeholders to detect the clashing issues.
Tekla enabled PHENIX to undertake the material quantity takeoff well before the shop release. The software helped reduce manual errors and enabled PHENIX to quickly generate all kinds of drawings. By using Tekla Structures, the modeling and drafting time was reduced. Macros also helped save an additional 50% of the modeling time.
“The prerequisite of any technology we use is to put less effort with more benefits and the only software in the complex building design space which stands up to our expectations and requirements is Tekla Structures"
Mr. A Kailasa Rao, Vice President, Phenix Construction Technologies.
“ Tekla Structures is the 3D modeling software with advanced technology, which enabled us to create any complex level of modeling or detailing. In comparison with other 3D software, Tekla's software is the only software capable of producing 3D models of a complex building like in the Suzuki Motors Paint, Press & Weld Shop project,” added Mr. Rao. “The other reason which made Tekla an obvious partner for this project was its error-free output which not only reduced the manual labor but also automated the process, 3D visualization and coordination across all levels of the project.”