Barton Malow Company Selects Tekla Structures to Increase Efficiency and Drive Self-Perform Business


Leading Construction Firm Leverages BIM for Efficiency Gains Upwards of 15 Percent


ATLANTA —October 21, 2013 Tekla, a leader in bringing building information modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, today announced that its leading software, Tekla Structures, has been selected by Barton Malow Company for its cast-in-place (CIP) concrete. Barton Marlow is a leader in providing construction services for a variety of delivery methods to increase safety, quality and productivity through the ability to self-perform trades and technology.


Founded in 1924, Barton Malow Company used 2D drawings to design its projects until 2008, when it began embracing BIM. After seeing the promising benefits of BIM, Barton Malow searched for a solution that would take its BIM use to the next level by offering more capabilities, especially in re-steel and concrete detailing. After a month-long trial, the company chose Tekla Structures and has since put it to work on several projects, resulting in efficiency gains upwards of 15 percent.


“After working with Tekla Structures for a month, we decided to move forward and haven’t looked back,” said Matt Hedke, Barton Malow’s re-steel fabrication manager. “It didn’t take long to see the benefits for Barton Malow and our clients. Tekla Structures is definitely a BIM solution that’s geared toward the contractor and the company prides itself on understanding what we do. No other software provider is as advanced, especially with cast-in-place concrete and rebar modeling.”


Today, the Barton Malow team is leveraging the customizable features of Tekla Structures and as a result, the software has become a core part of Barton Malow’s self-perform approach.

 “At the end of the day, our goal is to bring companies, like Barton Malow, advanced 3D modeling software and collaboration tools that will not only make their jobs easier, but also drive their business by increasing efficiency and cutting costs,” said Alistair Wells, business manager, concrete,  for Tekla Inc. “We are excited that Barton Malow has selected Tekla and are looking forward to working together in advancing their leadership position in the industry.”


About Tekla Structures

Launched in 2004, Tekla Structures is the preferred tool of construction professionals around the world to model, detail, fabricate and build many of the world’s buildings, bridges, and sports complexes. The software is designed to work seamlessly with Tekla BIMsight, a free online tool and portal for construction project collaboration. For more information and to download Tekla Structures 19, visit


About Tekla

Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models and provides competitive advantage to the construction and infrastructure industry. The company was established in 1966, and today it has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla became part of Trimble Buildings Group in 2011.


About Barton Malow
Barton Malow Company provides construction services for a variety of delivery methods as well as capabilities to increase safety, quality and productivity through the ability to self-perform trades and technology. Leading the North American region as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as education, energy, federal, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing and special event facilities, our vision is to build People, Projects and Communities.

We build innovative solutions through engaging in technology like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and unique contracting methods like integrated project delivery (IPD) applied to our work everyday. Our team includes over 1,000 people throughout 12 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual revenues exceed $1 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit us at and follow us on Twitter @bartonmalow.

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