Wanting to engage students to learn building information modeling (BIM), Tekla and the Institute of Civil Engineering at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, have signed a strategic Agreement of cooperation to engage students studying in Industrial & Civil Engineering with new innovative tools and strategies. The Institute of Civil Engineering is one of the most respected construction faculties in Russia, and the partnership helps prepare students for a globally competitive labor market.

“The agreement of cooperation in the sphere of education with Tekla will be a new era in the life of Civil Engineering Institute, it will open new possibilities of integration of innovative products and solutions in scientific and educational process,” said Julia S. Zolotova, Assistant for the Institute of Civil Engineering.

The focus of the partnership is to utilize Tekla software to teach students about BIM and constructability.  Engaging students within the 3rd year course by teaching the basics of Tekla software and how it integrates into the whole construction workflow from design to construction, and then utilizing it within their final design project.  

“Integrating Tekla software in the educational process is high-quality academic training of students and helps to improve their competitive advantages on the international labor market,” said Professor Nikolay I. Vatin, Director for the Institute of Civil Engineering.

Tekla Russia collaborates with the university to first train and certify the staff and with helping the university implement a course roadmap.  The students will begin using Tekla Structures within their courses in February 2015.

“We are pleased to be working closely with Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University to help deliver industry ready students with a deeper knowledge of Building Information Modeling, and  in particular understanding the benefits of delivering constructible models,” said Michael Evans, Director of Education & Key Accounts at Tekla.


Tekla provides construction industry a chance to achieve greater competitive edge with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Structural Design software. Established in 1966, Tekla has customers in over 100 countries, offices in over 20 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla Building & Construction is part of Trimble Buildings, a group focused on technology solutions that improve collaboration, efficiency and accuracy across the Design-Build-Operate lifecycle of buildings.