Trimble’s recently concluded Tekla User Days 2021 (TUD), its flagship annual event for construction technology customers, saw Tekla experts, users and construction industry leaders from India and the Middle East come together on a single virtual platform for the first time.
The global construction technology leader said that the event, hosted over three days from August 24-26, was hosted as a virtual conference for the second year running and was the very first edition of TUD to bring the stakeholders from these separate geographies together.
A statement from Trimble said that attendees 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.
The three-day event consisted of workshops, competitions, case study showcases and roundtable discussions, in which software users had an opportunity to keep abreast of the latest updates on the Tekla 2021 version. The participants focused and actively engaged on the different aspects of the construction industry during these sessions.
Paul Wallett, regional director, Middle East and India, Trimble Solutions, said: “It was a great opportunity to bring together industry leaders and Tekla software users and provide them with a platform to share their experiences. It was an honour to meet industry experts and high-profile users from the Middle East and India as they discussed innovative tools and technologies that make infrastructure construction and development more efficient. Ground-breaking innovations such as autonomous vehicles and equipment, robotics, and augmented reality have proven to be instrumental in enabling construction companies of all sizes to deliver according to expectations. We look forward to engaging our Tekla users in similar meaningful conversations about the future of the industry and its best practices across the region.”
Held under the theme ‘Connected Construction, Connected World,’ a roundtable discussion brought together several industry veterans to discuss the challenges the transportation infrastructure industry is facing today and the technologies that are at our disposal today to overcome some of these challenges. Wallett engaged with government representatives and construction experts, including Gabriel Neves, technical manager for Bridges of Trimble Solutions; Daniel Llort, civil engineer for the Roads Department of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure; Octaviano Paraiso, assistant vice president for Production of SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies; Soughah AlSamahi, civil engineer, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE; and Anoop Singh, head of bridges, COWI India. The panelists also discussed how to integrate technology effectively into infrastructure construction workflows for improved efficiencies.
Tekla Structures is the flagship product of Trimble construction solutions. The software has been used to create constructible models of some of the world’s most iconic buildings, integrating ground-breaking innovations into the construction industry to meet the needs of today’s market. Trimble is developing technology, software and services to drive the digital transformation of the construction sector with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble’s innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders and teams, as well as enhances procedures and processes.