Trimble Announces Tekla 2020 Global BIM Awards Winners
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sep. 30, 2020—Trimble (NASDAQ; TRMB) announced today the winners of its Tekla Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards, a biennial competition showcasing the world’s most impressive structural construction projects that use Tekla solutions. The winner of the best BIM project of 2020 is the Randselva Bridge in Norway, which holds the distinction of being the world’s longest bridge to date that has been designed and constructed using a drawing-free, model-based process, and illustrates the benefits of using a broad range of Trimble technologies.
Since 1999, the Tekla Global BIM Awards have welcomed projects that exhibit innovation and push the boundaries of structural engineering and BIM. Over 135 projects were entered in this year’s competition, which included winners of Tekla regional BIM Awards from 36 countries. The winners were selected by a committee of industry experts that included Burcu Akinci, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean for research at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University; Anders Carlén, editor in chief of Byggindustrin and Fastighetsnytt, Sweden’s top construction and real estate publications; Aarni Heiskanen, a construction innovation agent and architect, consultant and business software developer; and Michael Evans, an industry veteran and director of Trimble’s detailing and fabrication segment.
The selection committee evaluated the projects based on an assessment of collaboration, implementation, innovation and constructability.
"The winning projects achieve the perfect combination of using technology in ground-breaking ways and having the courage to push the envelope in search of a smarter, more efficient design and construction process,” said Aarni Heiskanen, selection committee member. “The Randselva Bridge, in particular, showcases the efficiencies that can be gained with parametric modeling and cross-team collaboration as well as the creativity and structural possibilities that modeling technology brings to incredibly complex and large projects.”
The Tekla Global BIM Awards 2020 winners are: