Leading Contractor to Share How They Increased Efficiency, Reduced Project Rebar Submittal Time by 50 Percent during Upcoming, Free Webinar
ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Tekla, a leader in bringing building information modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, today announced that its leading software, Tekla Structures, has been selected by Wayne Brothers to help it deliver higher quality, better coordinated work. Wayne Brothers is one of the most progressive and technology-savvy commercial concrete contractors specializing in negotiated private projects, where its level of service, quality and safety adds value to its client's projects, facilities and properties. Tekla is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12pm ET during which Wayne Brothers will share more information about why they embraced change and the value concrete contractors get from Tekla.
Firmly believing in the value of technology, Wayne Brothers began looking at 3D Modeling software as a way to reduce risk even further by enabling them to respond quicker to client demands, see concrete and rebar details not visible on 2D drawings, and identify potential issues such as omission and errors in design. Today, Wayne Brothers leverages Tekla Structures, not only to eliminate errors, but also as a way to add value and stay competitive.
With Tekla Structures, Wayne Brothers is specifically able to:
- model its portion of a project during the preconstruction phase to identify and resolve any potential issues well before construction begins
- easily import and export models and information created in other BIM (Building Information Modeling) and CAD applications
- leverage its preconstruction model to easily develop accurate client estimates and faster sharing of the model with rebar vendors
- quickly update models within a few hours of clients submitting a drawing change and encourage frequent model checking so when construction begins, there is the highest levels of confidence that it is highly integrated and accurate
"With Tekla, we've reduced the time from the award to the first rebar submittal by 50 percent, allowing us to meet the most demanding schedules," said Daniel Wayne, CM-BIM, Wayne Brothers' Director of Technology. "This gives us a clear competitive edge because we can respond quicker with more accuracy and provide a higher level of support to our clients."
Tekla also allows Wayne Brothers to work closely with rebar fabricators that are using Tekla's advanced rebar detailing capabilities to model each piece of rebar. During the first project modeled in Tekla—a 1 million sq. ft. industrial complex—99 percent of the rebar was fabricated correctly.
"Wayne Brothers is a great example of a company that has not only embraced BIM for the obvious efficiency reasons, but has also made it an integral part of the way they do business and what they are able to offer clients," said Alistair Wells, business manager, concrete, for Tekla Inc. "Like many companies that we work with, Wayne Brothers started by implementing Tekla Structures to improve process and reduce errors, but once they began using it and seeing the value, were able to further integrate it into the business and drive value in new ways."
About the Tekla – Wayne Brothers Webinar
What: The Concrete Contractors Success Story – Wayne Brothers Adopt Tekla
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm ET
Where: Register here
URL: For more information visit: http://www.tekla.com/us/company/events/concrete-contractors-success-story-%E2%80%93-wayne-brothers-adopt-tekla
About Tekla Structures
Launched in 2004, Tekla Structures is the preferred tool of construction professionals around the world to model, detail, fabricate and build many of the world's buildings, bridges, and sports complexes. The software is designed to work seamlessly with Tekla BIMsight, a free online tool and portal for construction project collaboration. For more information and to download Tekla Structures 19, visit www.teklastructures.com.
Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models and provides competitive advantage to the construction and infrastructure industry. The company was established in 1966, and today it has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla became part of Trimble Buildings Group in 2011.
About Wayne Brothers
Located in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Wayne Brothers, Inc. ( www.waynebros.com) has become the southeast region's premier concrete and site development subcontractor by "Safely Exceeding Expectations" for 28 years. Unique to the construction industry, WBI offers complete turnkey services in concrete construction, and site development as well as combined services packages.