Month: February 2021

Tekla Structures: Patented and Unique Technology for Effortless Pour Planning

Planning a concrete pour is always a dynamic task with multiple interdependencies. Changes further up the construction chain can have knock-on effects on concrete volumes, schedules, and more. Tekla Structures was designed for this challenge. Originally published on Tekla.com. Before a concrete pour can begin, the formwork needs to be completed, embeds set in the …

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How Tekla Structures is Easy to Use for Concrete Pour Planning and Execution

Tekla Structures is a convenient and intuitive 3D tool for planning and executing concrete pours. This article explains just how easy it is for concrete contractors to use. Originally published on Tekla.com. Good software takes advantage of existing user behavior and knowledge. Features, workflows, and terminology must be familiar for quickly getting up to speed and …

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Five Key Benefits of 3D Modeling in Pour Planning

Advanced 3D planning tools can help concrete contractors plan and execute pours more successfully thanks to their automation capabilities and purpose-built functionalities. They help you work smoother and smarter, allowing you to invest time in the most demanding planning challenges. Originally published on the Tekla blog. Here is a list of five key benefits that …

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Speaking Concretely: Formwork Planning and Detailing in 3D

Getting the information right is the first step to taking the destiny of your formwork into your own hands.  Originally published on Tekla.com. A significant number of companies still use 2D drawings for planning their buildings. But one of the challenges with this approach is that the formwork planning is disconnected from other construction-planning tasks. …

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Speaking Concretely: Modeling Collaboration

Construction is a fragmented process involving many players with different views and requirements. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is essential in bringing everyone together. Originally published on Tekla.com. Each construction company and supplier has a specific task in a project, and some play a more significant role than others. There’s also a lot of variety in …

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Speaking Concretely: To Err is Human, Automation is Wise

Originally published on Tekla.com.  Construction companies are in a constant battle to deliver high-quality construction solutions faster than their competitors. This has motivated organizations to adopt automation as a way to speed up their processes and achieve business goals more efficiently. Yet despite the clear advantages of automation, many construction companies are still resisting applying …

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Speaking Concretely: 3D Models – Filling The Information Gap In Construction Projects

Originally published on Tekla.com.  Concrete contractors often need more information than traditional drawings can provide. Information gaps slow down projects and can even damage business, which is why many constructors are turning to 3D modeling. Don’t be fooled: 2D drawings are not enough Many software companies insist that 2D drawing is adequate for constructing a …

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3 Ways Construction Contractors Can Work Smarter, Even with a Small Team

By Bryan Williams, originally posted on the Constructible blog Some may believe that small construction contractors are at a disadvantage because of their size. There’s no denying that it can be harder for small contractors to weather certain challenges than their larger counterparts, including issues like slow payments and the cash flow crunches they create. …

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