About Tekla BIM Awards

Tekla solutions has been playing a significant role in many complex and iconic building structures as well as leading the construction industry's development.  Our yearly Tekla BIM Awards is a way to express appreciation towards our customers by sharing their success stories across the regions. It is to showcase and reward the hardwork and innovation that goes into using Tekla software to solve engineering challenges, working collaboratively and delivering better outcomes for all involved.  The awards focus on projects of all shapes and sizes which have used Tekla software as part of the process for designing and 3D modelling a structure or where the use of Tekla software and BIM has aided collaboration and the digital construction process.  

Winning an award will help raise your company profile and help attract new business by instilling that vital ingredient for success – trust. It is a platform to gain publicity especially for the winners, not to mention there are attractive prizes to be won.  The competition gains more media exposure and becomes more popular each year. Every year, we start with Regional Competition - Tekla Asia BIM Awards and the winners will be automatically entered into the Tekla Global BIM Awards competition. The regional or global winners will be decided by a panel of judges consisting of leading BIM experts inside and outside Tekla and the annoucement is in June for local competition and in September for global results.

So if you have used Tekla software on a project, however large or small, that you think illustrates the benefits of collaborative workflows and model based processes, or a project you are proud to have worked on, then choose the best category to enter.

This year, we have attractive prizes for winners to reward their efforts:

  • 1st prize: 4D3N Study Trip to Thailand for 4 persons worth US$6,000
  • 2nd prize: Tekla Customized Training for 6 persons worth US$2,800 and vouchers worth US$800
  • 3rd prize: Vouchers worth US$800
  • Prize for student project:  Vouchers worth US$400, Free training and Certificate 
  • And many more benefits like Recognition (Trophy & Certificate) and Publicity in various media 

Global Prizes:

One winner of each category will be awarded with the following prizes:

  • Media coverage
  • Marketing material to be used in Trimble Solutions' & your own marketing communications
  • Trophy & Certificate
  • Overall winner will receive 2 tickets to Trimble Dimensions 2016 & a possibility to showcase their project!


Note: Participating countries include Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam only.

Entering the Tekla Awards can open up clear business benefits for your organisation.

Employee motivation and reward

  • Entering the Tekla Awards recognises the hard work and achievements of your employees. 
  • Both entry and winning can help boost staff morale and improve motivation.

Increased credibility

Any business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a third party endorsement for your business.

Build trust and confidence

A Tekla award is an endorsement of your expertise in this area which can help engender trust with new customers, partners, and potential employees, helping to set you apart from your competition.

Grow business profile

Take advantage of PR and marketing activity around the Tekla Awards and your involvement.

International recognition

The Tekla Awards are an international competition so success in the Asia awards could also lead to success in the Global Tekla BIM Awards.

Student showcase

For student project, it is the competition offers a venue for students to showcase their skills amongst the most iconic projects in the industry.  Particiption is open to individuals or groups of up to five students who are enrolled in educational institutions in the participating countries.  

The Tekla Awards have seven categories including student project and top three winners will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts from both Trimble and the wider industry.  There will be a special prize for student project.  Projects will be judged on their individual merit and we are looking for examples of collaborative workflows and model based processes to support your entry. Prior to judges' assessment, there is a public voting and only one vote per project per person will be counted.  The voting result will be a considering factor for judges to select winners.  Contestant can submit one entry per category.

Click here, for details of seven categories

Submit your project before deadline. 


  • Entries can be submitted between 1st March - 18th May 2016.
  • Voting is open to the public until 10 June 2016.
  • The judging panel will evaluate all entries in June 2016.
  • The winners will be announced end of June 2016.

This year we have seven categories to choose from:  Commercial, Public, Industrial, Infrastructure, Small, Sports and recreation, and Student projects.  The evaluation criteria which Judges will be looking for consist of the following:


  • How collaboration and co-ordination were used and demonstrated on the project.
  • Multiple phases of the model life cycle (Design, Build, Operate).    
  • The number of participants using Tekla or other reference models.
  • Use of open BIM and the benefits of the reference model from an open BIM perspective.

Innovative use of Tekla software

  • The basics covered – drawings, BoM, etc.
  • What challenges were faced and how they were overcome. 
  • New ways of working.
  • Bonus points will be given for more Tekla softwares have been utilized (Tekla Structure, Tekla Structural Designer and/or Tedds) 


  • Level of detail.
  • Multimaterial modelling and useage.
  • Complexity – of the geometry of the structure and the combined complexity and level of detail of the modelling.

“Cool” factor

  • Impressive or quirky structures.


For the Student project, judges will review based on the following crtieria:

  • Project Design
  • Complexity of the Model
  • Level of Detail
  • Use of the Model

- Examples displayed in drawings
- Examples displayed in Bill of Materials
- How was BIM used in the Model
- Workflow on project demonstrated

  • Submission (Choice of images, project description)

- Project Brief and Link to Student Studies
- Challenges faced and what was overcome
- Drawings
- Images

Have a question or need help? Check in with our Campus Team or ask a question in our Discussion forum


A jury of BIM and construction professionals will review the projects participating in Tekla BIM Awards and choose the winners. The jury members are distinguished professionals representing

Tan Kee Wee

Tan Kee Wee- Director, IT Department and Director, Centre for Construction IT
Building and Construction Authority

Dr Tan has been the IT Director of Building and Construction Authority of Singapore since 1999. His main responsibility includes spearheading the implementation of CORENET, a one stop e-submission system that allows the construction industry to submission electronic building plans to 16 different regulatory agencies for approval.

As IT director of BCA, he is also responsible for formulating and implementing IT master plan for the organisation. In 2010, he was tasked to head the Centre for Construction IT in BCA Academy to help the construction industry transform itself by embracing ICT technology. He is also involve in various national committees working on smart city, cloud and IT procurement policy.

Abelardo M. Tolentino Jr.

Arch. Abelardo M. Tolentino Jr. - President & Chief Executive Officer, Aidea Philippines Inc.

Arch. Abelardo M. Tolentino, Jr. or Jojo is the President of Aidea Philippines Inc. He graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1987 from one of the oldest universities in Asia the University of Santo Tomas. He spent nine years in Hong Kong working in prestigious architectural firms such as HOK Asia Pacific and John Lei Architects Ltd. In those days, one would often hear him say that best architecture is one that uplifts the lives of those in the community.

Aidea has, for the past four years, consistently ranked among the top 100 Architectural firms in the world - coming in 63rd in 2014. Aidea is also regarded as one of the top BIM practitioners winning in 3 international BIM competitions thus far, namely: Build Qatar Live 2012, Build London Live, 2012 and BIM Buzz Singapore 2011.

Known in the Philippines as one of the experts in high rise and multi-dwelling residential developments, his firm caters to major real estate companies in the country.  Aidea’s involvement working with developers and consultants even in the early stages of the project, proves to be a winning formula in the success of the projects they undertake.

Inhan Kim

Inhan Kim, Professor of Kyung-Hee University, Korea and
Chief Vice-president of buildingSMART Korea

Dr. Kim Inhan is professor of AEC information Technology in the department of Architecture, Kyung-Hee University, Korea. He is also the Chief Vice-president of buildingSMART Korea. Dr Kim obtained his PhD in Architecture from University of Strathclyde, UK in 1994. Before joining Kyung-Hee University in 1996, he was a Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Wales in Cardiff lecturing artificial intelligence.

Professor Kim has more than 20 years of experience in architecture, including BIM, CAD and IT in construction. He is an Executive Committee Corresponding Member of buildingSMART International, member of the International Technical Management Group and buildingSMART Korea Technical Chair. He founded buildingSMART Korea chapter in 1998.

Professor Kim is the deputy leader of ISO TC184/SC4/T22 for Building & Construction Group and the leader of Korea Committee for ISO TC59/SC13. He is also active in other organizations, including position as board member in The Korea Institute of Architecture(KIA) and Association of CAD/CAM.

Yu-Cheng Lin

Yu-Cheng Lin, Ph.D., Professor - Construction Engineering and Management Program 
Department of Civil Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) 

Yu-Cheng Lin is a Professor of construction engineering and management at the Dept of Civil Engineering of the National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech). Professor Lin was graduated with Ph.D. at National Taiwan University, Civil Engineering, Taiwan, in 2014. And he has his Master of Science, Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA in 2007. His current research interests include practical construction management, Building information modeling (BIM), Civil information modeling (CIM), construction information management, automation in construction, web-based project management system, IT technology application, automation in construction. He has published several articles and papers on the role of academic support service in computer-based construction project management and BIM application in practice. In 2012, there was a competition held by China Hydraulic Engineering Society of Civil 3D BIM software application in Taiwan. There were six members from NTUT as a team have entered into the finals and the winner was Profession Lin’s students.

Nguyen Pham Quang Tu

Dr. Nguyen Pham Quang Tu - Deputy Director at Institute of Construction Economics 
Ministry of Construction, Vietnam

Dr. Tu has joined Institute of Construction Economics from 1998 and served as a Deputy Director since 2013. He held a Bachelor’s Degree of Civil Engineering in 1997 and received his Ph.D of Transportation Construction in 2005 from Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, Russia.

Dr. Tu is responsible to run research projects serving state management on construction industry. He is currently in charge of coordinating the scientific project “Building a roadmap for BIM application to improve the efficiency of design, construction and project management in Vietnam”, which has been allocated by Ministry of Construction.

Hari Nugraha Nurjaman

Mr. Hari Nugraha Nurjaman 
General Secretary of the Indonesia Association of Precast and Prestressed Engineers (IAPPI)

Hari, has served as General Secretary of Indonesian Association of Precast and Prestressed Engineers since 2008, with an academic background: Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1992), Master of Civil Engineering (1998) and Doctor of Science in Civil Engineering (2002) from the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia .

As General Secretary, Hari is responsible for coordinating the efforts to upgrade technical ability of the members of the association, to be able to produce a precast / prestressed design that meet consumer expectations for quality, speed and economical.

In 2012, he and a group of Indonesia precast / prestressed expert learn-Tekla BIM software directly to Tekla headquarters in Finland. Since then, he socialize use-Tekla BIM software, to precast / prestressed industry in Indonesia, in order to upgrade the efficiency of the Indonesian construction industry.

Alfred Hng

Alfred Hng, Director - Services and Consulting, Trimble Solutions SEA Pte Ltd

Alfred has 25 years of industry experience and his expertise covers from Design to Construction.  He has extensive experience in Structural Consulting and Fabrication work.   As the Director, Services and Consulting Alfred Hng, is responsible for providing technical support and training to the Building and Construction segment in the South East Asia region.  His role and experience have successfully value-added and ‘BIMify‘ customers' business process which leads to higher productivity and cost saving. 

Alfred’s passion with education has led him to drive ATCs (Authorized Training Center) across the region and develop Tekla’s “Professional Certification programme”. These initiatives have increased the skills of Tekla professionals significantly in Asia.

Alfred earned an MBA in International Management from RMIT as well as a Bachelor of Engineering from National University of Singapore.


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