SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 1, 2020 -Trimble (NASDAQ; TRMB) has unveiled the winners of the international “Tekla BIM Awards,” a biennial competition that showcases the world's most impressive construction projects made with Tekla solutions. The winner of the best BIM project of 2020 is the Randselva Bridge in Norway, which is so far the longest bridge in the world. Designed and built using a model-based construction process, not blueprints, this project demonstrates the benefits of using Trimble technology solutions.
The competition, inaugurated in 1999, welcomes innovative projects that push the boundaries of structural engineering and BIM. More than 135 projects were in competition, including winners of Tekla's regional BIM Awards from 36 countries. The winners were selected by a jury of industry experts: Burcu Akinci, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean for research in the Faculty of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University; Anders Carlén, editor-in-chief of Byggindustrin and Fastighetsnytt, leading Swedish construction and real estate publications; Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Officer and Architect, Business Software Consultant and Developer; Michael Evans, Industry Expert and Director of Execution and Manufacturing at Trimble.
The jury evaluated the projects according to objective criteria of collaboration, implementation, innovation and feasibility.
"The winning projects perfectly combine the innovative use of technology and the desire to push the boundaries to seek ever smarter and more efficient design and construction processes," says Aarni Heiskanen, Member of the Jury. "The Randselva Bridge, in particular, is a good illustration of how parametric modeling and collaboration between teams increases efficiency and how modeling technology increases creativity and structural alternatives for large and complex projects."