Tekla showcases BIM for steel fabrication
Dubai, January 12, 2012
Tekla, a leader in digital information models, is showcasing its building information modelling (BIM) solutions for the construction industry and, in particular, steel fabrication expertise, at a key steel expo in Sharjah.
SteelFab, which opened on January 5 at the Expo Centre Sharjah, is closing today (January 12).
“Working with Tekla Structures BIM software is the most advanced and integrated way to manage detailing, fabrication and erection of all steel structures such as commercial buildings, industrial plants, sports stadiums, offshore platforms and jackets including miscellaneous steel work,” commented Tahir Sharif, managing director, Tekla ME.
Key benefits of Tekla Structures for the steel industry include winning more tenders through accurate estimation, effective, high-quality detailing integrating downstream and upstream and easy project follow-up in real time, a statement said.
Tekla Structures BIM is a model-based solution to increase productivity through higher automation of fabrication and project management by interfacing with MIS systems and CNC machinery.
Tekla Structures BIM enables data-rich, constructible 3D and 4D structural building information models to date, the statement said.
Information needed for production can be automatically generated from the Tekla model.
The information can then be transferred to production planning and automation systems, reducing the amount of manual work and data re-entry as well as the risk of errors, according to the statement.
“Tekla will use the platform provided by SteelFab to help the Middle East construction industry realise the benefits of implementing BIM technology across their projects,” added Sharif.
Tekla Corporation became part of US-based technology firm Trimble in 2011. – TradeArabia News Service