Tekla opens Qatar office to capitalise on building boom

Building Information Modelling software specialist launches Qatar presence

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Tekla opens Qatar office to capitalise on building boom Wallett: Developers in Qatar will be looking for the most advanced BIM software to support projects.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 22, 2014

Building software specialist Tekla has opened a Qatar office to address the needs of the country's planned infrastructure growth.

Qatar is expected to invest more than $200 billion by 2022, in infrastructure projects, including a metro system, hotels, and stadiums, according to a recent report by Deloitte.

Tekla will be targeting the market with its open Building Information Modelling software. The company also recently announced a partnership Tekla's parent company, Trimble, and Gehry Technologies, the technology company created from the practice of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, to develop advanced collaborative construction technology.

Paul Wallett, Area Business Director, Tekla Middle East, said: "With Qatar's construction plans ramping up, the country's architects, engineers, and project developers will need to use the most advanced BIM software to customize plans, and provide a clear schedule of development. By leveraging the hands-on experience and knowledge of recently-acquired Gehry Technologies and their consulting services, we have broadened our capabilities and services to Qatar."

Tekla is also focused on sports stadiums to cater to the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Qatar. In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, 10 of the 12 stadiums were designed using Tekla software.

"We scored big in Brazil, and our BIM software enables Qatar's developers to see their structures come to life, with a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics," said Wallett. "Users can create accurate, constructible models with photo-realistic 3D images, leading to iconic structures to boost Qatar's standing on the world stage in 2022."

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