NEWS: UK Tekla Awards 2016 open for entries

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Revamp for competition that celebrates innovation in 3D models for the construction industry

Tekla has revamped its UK Awards 2016 with new categories organised by project type and an easier process for participants to enter.

The awards focus on projects of all shapes and sizes and celebrate the hard work and innovation that goes into creating 3D models for the construction industry. To enter, Trimble Tekla software must have been used as part of the process of designing and 3D modelling a structure, or Tekla software and BIM must have aided collaboration in the digital construction process.

“This year we have changed the categories to encourage more entries and although there are fewer categories, it is easier to enter,” says Andrew Bellerby, Managing Director at Trimble Tekla.

“The categories are now split into project type, meaning there should be at least one category that everyone can enter. What’s more, we have even added a student category, as we feel it is important to celebrate the work of our future experts of the digital construction industry.

“Previously, entrants have found that the recognition that entering the awards brings has raised the businesses’ profile; as any business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a third party endorsement for a business, helping to provide trust and confidence to potential new clients. As such, we are looking forward to receiving all of this year’s entries!”

The 2016 award categories are as follows:


Commercial projects:

A building that is used for commercial use, for example office buildings, residential complex, hotels, retail outlets, client utility buildings.

Public projects:

Civic buildings that are used by the general public, for example healthcare facilities, educational facilities, airports, government buildings, and research centres.

Industrial projects:

Buildings that are serving industry such as factories, power plants, drilling rigs, warehouses and distribution centres.

Infrastructure projects:

Non-occupied structures such as bridges and tunnels. Small projects: Structures not restricted by building type that are novel, quirky, innovative or complex.

Sports and recreation projects:

The design and construction of buildings serving sport or recreational, such as stadiums, sports track, sports centre or other sport related.

Student category:

Any student project work, not restricted by building type, and created using Tekla Campus as part of any form of education. Open to apprentices, placement students, or university students. For full details of the awards and how to enter can be found here.

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