ATLANTA & FOLSOM, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 12, 2010 — Tekla, Inc. and Meridian Systems announced today a business partner relationship to integrate Tekla Structures for Construction Management with Prolog® Converge software from Meridian Systems. This integration will facilitate greater collaboration between design teams and the general contractor, key subcontractors and fabricators. The integrated solution will be showcased at the Tekla User Conference on August 12-14 in Atlanta.
Tekla Structures is an advanced BIM (Building Information Modeling) software solution that provides an accurate, dynamic, and data-rich 3D environment that can be shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers. Meridian’s Prolog software is the industry standard for construction project control and transparency and delivers total control by automating day-to-day construction tasks and processes, from project design to close-out. Prolog Converge, which was introduced in 2009, provides a powerful Web services platform to facilitate best–of-breed integrations such as with Tekla Structures.
By integrating these two leading software solutions, project design teams and construction firms can convert a two-way Request for Information (RFI) review process into an intelligent and visual process that can better identify construction issues early on, and reduce data entry.
“The first phase of our integration focuses on RFI management,” says Andy Dickey, business manager for Tekla North America’s Contractor Group. “From within our BIM software, users can now connect to Prolog Converge, create or modify RFI information, and associate those RFIs with model objects.”
With RFIs integrated into the BIM model, collaboration during design and construction can be done visually in 3D. This provides an intuitive and efficient process for identifying and resolving design and field condition issues.
“This integration brings tremendous efficiency gains during the design and construction process,” said Bruno Berti, senior director of product management, Meridian Systems. “By visually integrating a BIM model with the RFI management process in Prolog Converge, issues can be identified and documented earlier in the process and routed for review and resolution.”
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Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations (PBO2). Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building programs and facility assets. Meridian offers construction project management and infrastructure lifecycle management solutions that reduce project costs and schedules across the plan-build-operate project lifecycle. Subscribe to the Meridian Information Library for free access to premium research and case studies by going to: http://my.meridiansystems.com/downloads/.
Tekla's technology creates new opportunities for the construction industry. Tekla Structures, the most advanced BIM (Building Information Modeling) software on the market, provides an accurate, dynamic, and data-rich 3D environment that can be shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers. The highly detailed as-built structural models created in Tekla Structures enable the highest level of constructability and production control. Centralizing model and non-model based data into the model allows for more collaborative and integrated project management and delivery. This translates into increased productivity, elimination of waste, and an enhanced value for structural modeling. More information at http://www.tekla.com .
Tekla North America’s Contractor Group
Andy Dickey, 770-426-5105
Christian Erickson, 770-426-5105
Tamara Kaestner, 916-294-2375
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