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The Kelpies: When 300 tons of steel meet art.

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The Kelpies is a public sculpture, an engineering feat and the centerpiece to the recreation area Helix project in Falkirk, Scotland. This massive structure includes two majestic water horse heads which each stand 30 meters high and comprise of 300 tons of structural steel each. They form a dramatic gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension....

Tekla Structures Learning 2016 Service Pack 3 now available for download


Service Pack is an update for Tekla Structures. We recommend you to install the latest version of Tekla Structures as it includes many new improvements and updates.

Here is a snapshot of what this update includes:

Improvements to working with steel components Improvements to the organizer Improvements to drawings Improvements to modeling

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Tekla Student Design Challenge - Institute of Technical Education, Singapore


The Tekla Student Design Challenge is an interactive competition where teams of students compete to secure a bid for a construction project. Teams need to cost the project, model & detail the structural frame based off the architectural model, provide a schedule for the project, prepare construction drawings, and present their final bid results to a panel of judges.

To

Changing the industry: German Students Participate in New BIM Course


Changing times require traditional industries to focus on advancement and innovation. A new BIM course at the University in Bochum, Germany, aims to prepare students for BIM in practice. The Ruhruniversity Bochum is the biggest university in the German Ruhr area, the heart of the steel industry in Europe. The region with its 12 million inhabitants has been facing a hard transition since...

Euro 2016 – Stadiums created with BIM technology


Tekla Structures had a big role in creating the stadiums that will host the Euro 2016 competition in France. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used to model the Le Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, the Stade Velodrome in Marseille and the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux.

Matmut Atlantique in Bordeaux

This stadium located in southwestern France, was opened...

Preparing "industry ready" engineers


Preparing "industry-ready" engineers & detailers. At Trimble, we have recognized this skill shortage and are committed to helping the industry with this skills gap. To avoid any barriers we have created an online platform giving students access to Tekla Structures, a state of the art BIM software, as well as industry specifi¬c tutorials. By preparing students with industry knowledge...

Nationwide Student Building Conference - BUDMIKA 2016. Poznań, Poland


On 20-22 April the 3’rd edition of Nationwide Student Building Conference - BUDMIKA 2016 took place, organized by the students’ research circles of: civil engineering, environmental engineering and architecture from Poznan University of Technology. It was the largest students’ building conference in Poland, in which participants represented technical universities across the country. The topics...

Drones Can Monitor Construction


Spotting construction trouble from the sky? Yes! University of Illinois has developed a predictive analytics tool called “Flying Superintendent” to automate the monitoring of large construction projects.

The system uses images and videos taken by drones flying over the construction site and combines them with Building Information Models (BIM) to identify actual and potential...

New Tekla Structures 2016: Easier Modeling, Easier Learning


The New Tekla Structures 2016: Easier Modeling, Easier Learning. Tekla Structures 2016 now has a cool contemporary look. But even better news is that the new user interface makes modeling easier and faster. For example, why not start by choosing a model from the list of your recent models, and continue with creating your own custom tab. The default model colors are both pleasant and logical....

April "Invite a Friend" Winner Announced


We appreciate our students! Thank you to all who shared the word and invited their friends to join our community.

Our winner for the month of April was Ibrahim Al Janabi, a student out of HIOF Ostfold. Ibrahim will recieve a free Trimble multi-use backpack, a "Master" invite badge to showcase in his profile and gain exposure as our June Student Spotlight.

Stayed tuned for our...