TEKLA Middle East last month honoured companies that demonstrated the best use of its Tekla Structures software at an awards ceremony in Dubai, UAE.
The annual Tekla Middle East BIM Awards, held in conjunction with Tekla Users Day, considered the extensive use of Tekla Structures in three major categories like building information modelling (BIM), concrete and steel, in addition to public voting to adjudge winners.
The winner of the best BIM category went to Belgian construction group Besix for its work on the international football stadium, the centrepiece of King Abdulla Sports City, 60 km north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; the ‘steel’ crown went to the Malaysia-based Eversendai for Masdar’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi; and the award in the concrete category was won by Power Generation Engineering and Services Company (PGESCo) for Baiji simple cycle power plant in Iraq.
The Besix model stood out for the complete and intricate use of BIM on the 60,000-seat stadium. Eversendai’s use of Tekla BIM played an integral role in shaping the Masdar headquarters, a seven-storey structural steelframe braced superstructure with a floor-to-floor height of 4.2 m with the exception of the ground level which stretches to 5.6 m.
PGESCo won in the concrete category for its expertise in getting the Baiji simple cycle power plant off the ground in Iraq. The power plant is a reinforced concrete and steel structure and includes a stormwater drainage system as well as roads.
Entries were submitted for the awards from across the region and the winners were entered into the Tekla Global BIM Awards, to compete against models from around the world.