(MENAFN Press) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Middle East's top contractors have stressed the importance of building information modelling to construct the region's future.
A record crowd packed with influential construction decision-makers and experts descended on Tekla's third annual manager's day in Dubai to discuss how projects big and small could become more efficient and sustainable.
Among the main topics for discussion was the potential of Tekla's Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution to optimize performance, reduce waste, and offer the insight and agility needed to close the gap between strategy and execution across entire project cycles.
"Building the infrastructure of a modern country is no simple task, and effective management is key. BIM can ensure the success of any development, and Tekla is a distinguish software in this field," said Engr Mahmoud Farag, Government of Sharjah Directorate of Public Works, who delivered the keynote speech.
"The region's construction industry has quickly realised that BIM's flexibility and ability to drive end-to-end business processes that react to changing market conditions is unparalleled," said Paul Wallett, Area Business Director, Tekla Middle East.
"As investment in the construction sector soars, Tekla is committed to playing a central role in helping corporations realise the benefits of using industry best-practice wherever possible."
Wallett added that Tekla is continually 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 has a direct impact on the status of the project and whether it goes ahead or not.
BIM is used in the construction industries to create, open and combine data-rich and highly constructible 3D structural models. It is especially useful for navigation around large, complex structures in real-time.
Tekla Structures encompasses specialized solutions for main contractors, steel detailers and fabricators, precast detailers and manufacturers, and structural engineers.