BIM helps build complex projects: Tekla
Dubai, November 21, 2013
Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is helping build the GCC region’s complex construction projects, as the region moves forward on $1 trillion worth of megaprojects, a report said.
Across the GCC, there are more than 117 major construction programs worth more than $1 trillion planned for completion by 2030.
Architects, engineers, and manufacturers are using BIM software, to produce constructible models that minimise costly surprises and rework, and deliver more profitable projects by optimizing the entire workflow, the statement from Tekla, a leading BIM solutions provider, said.
Paul Wallett, area business director-UAE, Tekla Middle East, said: “We’re longtime supporters of the Middle East’s construction market, with our BIM software driving many of the region’s most important and complex projects. As the region’s construction market continues to boom, The Big 5 will enable us to use our expertise to develop localized BIM solutions for cost-effective and error-free collaboration.”
Many of the region’s major players have used Tekla’s BIM software to design iconic structures, which are nominated for Tekla Middle East BIM Awards 2013.
Sixco has used Tekla’s BIM software for the construction fit out and furnishing of the 60,000-seat world-class stadium that will be the centerpiece of the King Abdullah Sports City, slated to be one of the world’s most advanced sports complexes, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it said.
Eversendai has used Tekla’s BIM software for the engineering of the steel structural frame of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Headquarters, one of the most sustainable offices in the world; and the new passenger building at Oman’s Salalah Airport, boosting its annual airport passenger capacity to 2 million.
Tekla returns for its 11th year to The Big 5 International Building and Construction Show, the Middle East’s largest construction exhibition, being held from November 25-28 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
At The Big 5, Tekla will demonstrate its BIM software, with an emphasis on 3D visualizations for precast concrete fabricators. – TradeArabia News Service