The UK Tekla awards 2016 is open for entries with new categories


Now into its eleventh year, the UK Tekla Awards 2016 is open for entries and this year, the categories have been revamped. The awards have been designed to recognise and celebrate the hard work and innovation that goes into creating 3D models for the construction industry.

Focusing on projects of all shapes and sizes, the awards are for those that have used Trimble Tekla software as part of the process of designing and 3D modelling a structure, or where the use of Tekla software and BIM has aided collaboration in the digital construction process.

Andrew Bellerby, Managing Director at Trimble Tekla explains: “This year we have changed the categories to encourage more entries and although there are fewer categories, it is easier to enter.
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 an 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 on how you can enter and for more information on the awards please visit

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