Global construction technology leader Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) has recently announced a strategic partnership between Tekla Structures – Trimble’s flagship product and Metal Building Software (MBS), the globally leading software for the Metal Building Industry. Under this alliance, the two companies have built an exclusive link between MBS and Tekla Structures that delivers a full Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for all metal buildings. The exclusive workflow between MBS and Tekla Structures will provide a single complete BIM solution from design & costing through detailing & fabrication for any kind of metal building more accurately, and in lesser time than ever before.
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Middle East, and India, Trimble Solutions said “In the post-pandemic times, off-site construction practices have become increasingly tactical, especially in the face of labour shortages, social distancing norms and rising costs due to project delays. The government has announced 102 lakh crore worth ambitious National Infrastructure project pipeline. For the realization of this goal, adopting modern methods like pre-engineered construction is important as this is capable of reducing the total construction time of the project by as much as 50%. As a global leader in construction technology solutions, we are delighted to have partnered with MBS to bolster this manufacturing-centric construction further.” “The two innovation drivers have joined hands to provide an end-to-end solution for design, costing, detailing, and fabrication for all kinds of pre-engineered buildings. This partnership will help deliver better workflow to all metal building fabricators by integrating design and detailing with fabrication, and efficient information sharing. We are proud to collaborate with Trimble and believe that the combination of our purpose-built, world-known software and the Tekla BIM solution will not only help our customers to achieve remarkable time savings in their projects and win more work but also manage and optimize even more complex pre-engineered building structures while minimizing errors and waste,” says Dean Jorgenson, President, Metal Building Software, Inc.
Companies in the pre-engineered building industry can use this exclusive link to first analyze, design, and weight-optimize the building framing in MBS and then seamlessly transfer the project to Tekla Structures, using the 3D model to finalize detailing for fabrication. MBS generates engineered and detailed output in minutes. Further, Trimble Connect can be used to control the project in a centralized manner and have various stakeholders remain connected to the up-to-date information through fabrication to the site.