Tekla Announces 2014 North America BIM Awards Winners
Tekla, drives the evolution of digital information models through building information modeling (BIM) software and online, providing a growing competitive advantage to our customers in the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. Annually, Tekla holds the BIM Awards model competition to highlight and recognize superior use of Tekla software in the Concrete, Steel, and BIM categories.
The 2014 North America BIM Awards winners were selected from a panel of BIM experts. Congratulations to the following winners in this year’s competition:
BIM Winner –
2014’s BIM category winner is Steel Systems Engineering’s San Jose Earthquakes Stadium. Tekla software was used for model coordination as per fabricator and general contractor’s requirement for model status, IFC, DWG export, public web viewer and dstv. They provided accurate, latest drawings where all information comes directly from the model, and thus minimizes the workload. The team also utilized the import & export capabilities and reports.
Concrete Winner –
In the Concrete category, Daytona International Speedway, Frontstretch Grandstands Project by Barton Malow is the 2014 winner. The project is over 1300 tons of rebar, over 40,000 cyds, and 1.5 million SQFT of slab metal on deck. The Tekla model was used for modeling concrete and rebar from scratch, planning prior to fabrication, and including pour sequences in the model, allowing on-site field management team to understand all project details prior to executing the work.
Steel Winner –
The Steel category winner of 2014 is McGill’s Daytona International Speedway Grandstand Replacement project. The project required 16,000 tons of structural steel and miscellaneous metals. Tekla’s BIM technologies were utilized in the major undertaking for logistical trade coordination, construction management, and RFI communications with Prolog Converge.Tekla BIM coordination helped shorten the opportunity solving time span in design.