Top construction firms adopt Tekla solution
Dubai, October 3, 2010
Construction companies across the Gulf are increasingly turning to Tekla’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution to streamline project cycles, the company said.
Construction companies need to focus on business solutions that optimise performance, reduce waste, and more importantly offer the insight and agility needed to close the gap between strategy and execution across entire project cycles, a statement said quoting industry experts.
In addition, with the construction industry now ready for the upturn, companies must adopt end-to-end business processes to meet changing market shifts, it said.
Dr Imad Al-Jamal, vice chairman, Higher Technical Consulting Committee UAE Contractors Association, said: “The construction industry in the Middle East has seen phenomenal growth and slow down.
“As the economy recovers and the construction industry gets ready for the upturn, main contractors and subcontractors who want to stay ahead of these advancements must adopt strategic solutions such as Tekla BIM to be successful,” added Al-Jamal.
Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has adopted Tekla’s BIM as one of its leading software packages for their projects due to Tekla’s strong regional base and ease of use that made it a favourite to main contractors and subcontractors alike.
“ACC has always pioneered the utilization of specialized computer technology for integrated project management assuring developers of the suitability of every element of the project in real time throughout the construction process by using several independent software packages,” said Nassim J. El Murr, contracts and technical manager, Arabian Construction Company (ACC), Abu Dhabi.
“After a thorough study of the available BIM software tools ACC was pleased to adopt Tekla as one of its leading software packages. We can now work on a 3D model which allows for better coordination and collaboration where the model can also be further detailed to any practical degree,” added El Murr.
Al Habtoor Leighton Group, Murray and Roberts, ED Zublin and ALEC - all leaders in the construction industry - have also adopted Tekla BIM for their ongoing projects and for future successes, the statement said.
Underlining the increased benefits of BIM, Mr. Ron Brinkman, the technical manager for Murray and Roberts, commented that by using BIM, Murray and Roberts has been able to better manage the project cycles.
Tekla is reacting to the demands of the construction industry by driving innovation and delivering agile business solutions that streamline information flow. Tekla’s BIM models are data rich models available to all the project members to access.
This lowers cost and improves quality enhancing communication and reducing waste, which once again has a direct impact on the status of the project and whether it goes ahead or not, the company said.
“With investments in the construction sector remaining positive across the Gulf, companies are now adopting BIM and Tekla is playing a central role in helping corporations realise the benefits of using industry best practices, such as Tekla BIM to effectively manage the life cycle of projects,” commented Abdelrahman Muneer, development manager, Tekla ME.
BIM is used in the construction industries to create, open and combine data-rich and highly constructible 3D structural models especially for large and complex structures, to navigate around them in real-time.
Tekla Structures encompasses specialized solutions for main contractors, steel detailers and fabricators, precast detailers and manufacturers, and structural engineers. Finland-based developer Tekla Corporation created Tekla Structures. Tekla is a Microsoft Registered Partner. – TradeArabia News Service
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