With its software, Tekla Corporation drives the evolution of digital information models and provides thus more and more competitive advantage to the construction and infrastructure industries. Tekla has customers in nearly 100 countries, offices in 15 countries and a worldwide partner network. The company was established in 1966 and is one of the longest operating software companies. With an ambition to multiply its customers' potential to think and achieve big, Tekla provides an accurate, detailed, and data-rich 3D BIM (Building Information Modeling) software environment that can be shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers. The highly detailed as-built structural models created, combined and distributed with Tekla Structures enable the highest level of constructability and production control. Centralizing building information into the model allows for more collaborative and integrated project management and delivery. This translates into increased productivity and elimination of waste, thus making construction and buildings more sustainable.

Managed by as-built modeling

Posted by Tekla Corporation in Concrete    10/17/2010

When the first structural elements were delivered on site the new Sorbonne University UAE campus, it was a concern that the precast concrete elements did not line up with the steel components. Tekla Structures BIM (Building Information Modeling) software was taken into use by Al Habtoor Murray and Roberts Joint Venture (HMR) to enable as built validation of the structures. "In the Sorbonne project we implemented BIM to coordinate with the subcontractors between the construction of the main structure and the process of steel and façade (GRC) fabrication and installation. In addition, we used BIM technology to validate the as-built status of the structure," says Ron Brinkman, technical manager at Murray and Roberts Contractors.

"Coordination between us, the main contractor, and the steel and façade subcontractors was a challenge that we overcame with the help of Tekla software. Changes to the as-built Read More >
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