Winners crowned in TEKLA 2021 Awards
British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) members have won four of the categories at this year’s UK Tekla Awards.
Trimble’s annual UK Tekla Awards is open to projects of all shapes and sizes, and showcases structures modelled using Tekla software within the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
The BCSA winners of the UK Tekla Awards 2021 included Robinson Structures in the Industrial Project category. The company erected 700t of steelwork for a single-span braced building for the Cemex production facility in Rugby.
The Infrastructure Project award went to S H Structures for the Murdoch’s Connection Bridge in Hull. This 60m-long single span footbridge is said to create a spectacular gateway into the city and required 220t of steelwork.
Billington Structures picked up the Sports & Recreation Project award for its work on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, which will host swimming and diving events at next year’s Commonwealth Games. The building’s impressive roof span of 70m is created by a series of 14 roof trusses that had to be fabricated and delivered to site in four pieces.
Taziker Industrial’s Pepsi Max Big One, Season 2, collected the Small Project category top prize. The work included re-tracking 75m of Blackpool’s iconic rollercoaster and overcoming numerous challenges associated with the project’s geometry, which were overcome by using Tekla Structures.
Richard Fletcher, Regional Business Director at Trimble – Construction Sector, said: “The last twelve months have been especially challenging for the construction industry, which is why we’re so pleased to be celebrating the hard work, innovation and success of our customers and to have, once again, received so many amazing entries.
“Upon reviewing the entries, our judges were particularly impressed with the level of coordination displayed and how project teams have been using digital tools and technologies to successfully deliver some incredibly detailed and complex structures.”
The UK Tekla Award winners will now also be automatically entered into the Tekla Global Awards 2022.