The Global Construction Technology leader Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) hosted its flagship annual event for Indian customers, Tekla Users Days (TUD) India on the 9th and 10th October on the theme Constructability which was held virtually on account of Pandemic and keeping in mind the safety and well-being of the attendees.

This open-for-all software user conference allowed the Indian construction professionals and Tekla Structures users to attend the mega-scale event from the comfort and safety of their homes/offices.

The highly anticipated annual symposium drew over 3,000 participants, including industry leaders, stalwarts, and professionals from across the construction lifecycle.

The 2-day event was sponsored by Giza – a global leader in connection design software and Dell Technologies, a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information.
Given the pandemic, we decided to go online in this edition of TUD and worked hard to create a bigger and more immersive experience for our participants via the virtual platform.

The core proposition, however, stayed the same and the professionals got to attend sessions, engage, and watch demos, created to help them become more productive, and drive innovation and transformation.

‘The World of Constructability’ was a key program this year that had representatives from some of the marquee projects in India and SAARC. We are delighted to be able to offer this unique platform to learn, engage and share.” said Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Trimble Solutions, India and Middle East

The participants this year were able to walk through a 3D virtual conference venue to attend key sessions from industry stalwarts, choose their preferred training sessions, network with fellow attendees and even speak directly to experts from Tekla to address any of their queries at the virtual booths.

TUD 2020 also had interesting programs like Tekla Hunt, Tekla Quiz, as well as Voice your Tekla Talent, wherein customers showed how they innovatively applied Tekla in their respective work environments.

The session commenced with a Keynote Address from PV Prasanth, Director – Operations and Technology, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt Ltd who spoke about the importance of data and information, and the value of Constructible, Connected and Content-enabled models for efficient construction.

Alongside TUD India 2020, the company co-hosted an illustrious roundtable discussion.

The World of Constructability, which brought together several industry veterans to speak about the engineering challenges of building the world’s highest bridge – The Chenab Railway Bridge.

The Roundtable panelists, who visualized and built this exceptional rail bridge were:

Gabriel Neves, Bridge Technology Evangelist at Trimble

Rajesh Singh, Chief Engineer, Konkan Railway Corporation.
Matti-Esko Järvenpää, Director, Competence Resource Center, WSP in Finland
Pekka Pulkkinen, Leading Consultant for Bridges, WSP in Finland

At the heart of TUD 2020 lies the theme of Constructability, which has been acknowledged by industry leaders as a disruptive trend that allows optimized construction workflows and ensures the best results for the construction industry.

Trimble is at the forefront of this change and the various stakeholders in the design, build and operate lifecycle of the Chenab Bridge, emphatically stated that this will allow faster adoption of technology and make the industry more efficient and productive.