Trimble Solutions: Paul Wallett, Regional Director
With the launch of Tekla 2021, Trimble’s flagship solution Tekla Structures now sports new features and enhancements to drive data-driven and connected workflows designed for remote working.

Leading construction companies are now willingly adapting to remote working and embracing modern technologies to continue their work on ongoing projects.
On account of the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, the AEC industry, which is labor-intensive, has been facing an unprecedented crisis since over a year now. As the second wave of Covid-19 recedes in India, the industry is ready to resume work, albeit at a time when social distancing and workplace safety measures are still critical and often mandated by the local or central governments.

To deal with these challenges, many leading construction companies have started embracing high-end digital construction technologies to monitor projects remotely with less dependence on labour.

Trimble is committed to help and support the industry in its digital transformation with tools like Tekla 2021, CrewSight and SiteVision.
With Tekla 2021, our users now experience faster modeling, simplified change management, enhanced usability, and increased interoperability – all of which are immensely helpful in balancing remote and onsite work, and finish projects faster.

Additionally, cutting-edge technologies like Constructible BIM have become more affordable, more accessible, and more flexible with Tekla Subscription offering.

For monitoring construction sites remotely, Trimble offers modern field-tech systems like Trimble’s CrewSight to ensure that every worker has been enrolled and submitted and signed all their documents as per the site rules defined by the project manager. Every time a worker attempts to enter the site, the system will check that the site rules are met and up-to-date. Tools like CrewSight are well-suited for enforcing workspace safety regulations and guidelines, including social distancing regulations as mandated by the government.

Tekla Structures 2020 and Trimble Connect workflow

Trimble’s SiteVision helps contractors and builders visualize and explore complex project information remotely and with accuracy.
Using SiteVision, contractors and builders can share common extended reality views with other team members like engineers and architects using their own personal devices while maintaining social distancing. They can even send out a live extended reality view of a jobsite to anywhere in the world, making it possible to supervise and monitor a project site remotely.

These tools are immensely powerful in enabling project teams and stakeholders – from architects, engineers, fabricators and contractors – closely connected with accurate and real-time view of the project under construction.

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The AEC industry is now increasingly recognizing the long-term benefits and the business value of digitalized construction.
As per the findings of our recent Sustainability Report 2020, Trimble’s construction technology solutions help cut project costs by 30% and reduce 30% of waste generation. Trimble’s solutions also enable greater accuracy, reduce rework, and increase efficiency, which yield tremendous fuel and materials savings. These savings alone are estimated to prevent over 7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

With a goal of making our technologies more accessible to small or mid-sized AEC firms who cannot always incur high initial costs, we at Trimble have made a strategic shift towards subscription-based payment models from this year.

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Our shift from a license-based model to a subscription-based model now allows a larger number of AEC companies to minimize their upfront capital investments and pay for a service or a feature as long as they want to use it. Subscription-based payment also allows more flexibility and control over their cash flows. Our customers can now choose the right subscription plan and minimize costs by only using the solutions that are suited to them.

At present, the Tekla Structures configurations have been streamlined down to three: Diamond is for detailing and production information; Graphite is for modeling and design documentation; and Carbon is for viewing and collaboration.
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