Trimble Solutions India today announced that Kirby Building Systems will further invest in Tekla Structures as its preferred Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Kirby is a pioneer and global leader in pre-engineered steel buildings (PEB) industry and the company will use Tekla Structures to deliver ‘constructible’ projects that are accurate and cost-effective. Tekla Structures is the flagship product for the buildings construction industry from Trimble and is also the global industry leader in its category.
Kirby Buildings Systems will deploy Tekla Structures in its workflows to benefit from constructible 3D building information models, which in turn allow for optimised prefabrication and site management. Further, Kirby will be able to undertake smooth and seamless construction with minimal wastage and avoiding errors, maintain one common database for large projects and cross-refer them with other models from MEP or plant design. This will also lead to considerable saving in checkers man-hours.
This announcement also marks a major milestone in the evolution of the Indian steel construction industry, as it progressively embraces cutting-edge building methods for the pre-engineered steel fabrication.
“The collaborative and informative Tekla BIM software allows for a greater cooperation and efficiency in the process of the project. The wealth of information in the highly detailed, constructible Tekla model boosts the pre-engineered buildings construction process. Tekla Structures is best suited for our requirements and will lead to a higher client satisfaction.” said Raj Sekhar, Director – Engineering, Kirby Building Systems India.
“We are absolutely delighted to strengthen our partnership with Kirby Building Systems in India. Their continuing association with Trimble and Tekla Structures underlines the trust that we have built with our customers over the past decade. We aim to grow this trust by providing new and improved tools that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our valued customers like Kirby,” Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Trimble Solutions India and Middle East commented.
The PEB industry is growing at a rapid pace in India. As opposed to being on-site fabricated, PEB structures are delivered as a completely finished product to the site. Its advantages includes being economical in cost, factory controlled quality, durability, longevity, flexibility in expansion, environmentally friendly and faster installation.
For Trimble, the Kirby Building Systems relationship cements its value in the steel infrastructure industry. With its already extensive portfolio of marquee clients in steel industry, this expansion is an added feather in Trimble Solutions India’s cap.
In India, Kirby Building Systems has been associated with various kinds of projects including complex modelling and intricate Architectural features. Kirby is also associated with the successful execution and commissioning of the Renault-Nissan India project, which is the world’s single largest PEB at one single location involving over 22,500MT of steel and spread over an area of over 300,000 sq. mtr. for their fully integrated facility.