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Tekla launches structural design software

JEDDAH, April 9, 2015

Tekla, a provider of model-based software for the construction industry, launched its structural designer software for the Middle East at the recent Construction Summit – UAE in Dubai, a report said.

By fully automating concrete and steel design and analysis with high-quality documentation, Tekla Structural Designer enables engineers to analyze and design multi-material buildings efficiently and profitably, added the Saudi Gazette report.

With Tekla Structural Designer, engineering firms can quickly compare alternative design schemes, manage changes efficiently, and collaborate seamlessly using modelling solutions, the report said.

The Abu Dhabi Airport – Midfield Terminal Complex, the King Abdullah Financial District and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and National Museum of Qatar are among the Middle East projects that have used Tekla Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology.

“The GCC being one of the world’s fastest-growing construction markets demonstrates the potential for how technology will enable the region’s architects, engineers, and field managers to drive innovation, collaborate, and meet strict code compliance across the design, build, and operation of the country’s projects,” said Paul Wallett, Area Business Director, Tekla Middle East.

Hundreds of construction experts attended The Construction Summit, held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Grand Hyatt Doha, continuing the momentum of Tekla recently opening a dedicated office in Qatar, and its parent company Trimble launching a new GCC office in Dubai.

“The Construction Summit was a strong success, and continues our support for the GCC’s construction sector. Our Tekla Structural Designer can help the country’s construction-related professionals enhance planning, costs, and productivity, and meet the needs of a more mobile workforce,” added Wallett.

The Construction Summit was sponsored by Tekla partners HGG Middle East, Manhattan Software, Peikko, SketchUp, and its parent company Trimble.

Additional Tekla solutions on display included Tekla Structures 21 for structural engineering, steel, and precast construction; Tekla BIMsight for construction collaboration, and the Tekla Field 3D tool for mobile devices, the report said.

The total value of construction projects in GCC will be worth a record $144 billion in 2016, driven by mega-projects for World Expo 2020 in Dubai, 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar, Smart Cities, and infrastructure, the report said, citing an EC Harris study entitled “Middle East Major Construction Programmes”.

The value is on track to hit more than $1 trillion by 2030.

The UAE has $90 billion in capital development projects, the report said. Meanwhile, Qatar is the fastest-growing construction and infrastructure market in the GCC, set to spend $24 billion on infrastructure in 2015, according to BMI Research.




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