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Speaking concretely: Building collaboration with Tekla

Better collaboration and 3D modeling in your construction project with Tekla

With Tekla Structures, your team can work seamlessly together to produce and use high-quality, accurate and constructible models.

Tekla Structures: the 3D model as a source of truth

Having a unique source of information that people can rely on to do their job streamlines the entire construction process. With Tekla Structures, each team member can add their input and share it with other team members. Even users with minimal modeling experience can view the model to visualize the project and use it, for example, for various tasks related to coordination and collaboration.

Connecting with those who matter in the office and the field

Lacking the information they need onsite is perhaps concrete contractors’ biggest challenge. Poor information reduces the possibility for collaboration between back-office personnel and onsite teams, leading to inefficiency that ultimately impacts productivity. 

With Tekla Structures, you can effectively communicate formwork requirements to field teams. The 3D models help everyone onsite to quickly and easily understand formwork requirements. In the field, the installation teams can access 3D formwork models with up-to-date information and documents. Having this information readily available reduces guesswork, errors, and the need for time-consuming RFIs. It also ensures construction work progresses on schedule.

Openness as the base for collaboration

At Trimble, we do not believe that one software solution or an integrated system can fulfill all the requirements of the construction industry. Instead, we believe in a mixed environment of purpose-specific systems that communicate effectively using information models, commonly agreed processes, and shared terminology. This means that we have an open approach to Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Tekla supports a wide range of file types, so contractors can easily import and export models and information created in other BIM and CAD applications. Combining models improves the level of collaboration between the company, its subcontractors, and the client. It also helps to keep project costs down and allows the different members of the team to construct a higher quality building in less time. 

Developing a constructible model through collaboration

With Tekla Structures, engineers also can choose from a wide range of proprietary components – such as PERI and Doka wall and floor systems – through the use of the software’s online library, Tekla Warehouse.

Concrete contractors can also use Tekla Models Sharing to include other stakeholders, such as external formwork subcontractors planning the formwork in the same model. Working on the same model ensures everyone is using the same data, and that clashes between concrete embeds and formwork can be solved efficiently before the actual work is carried out.


Request a demo and discover how Tekla can improve collaboration and streamline your formwork planning and detailing.