Sunnyvale, Calif. — Trimble and Nucor Corporation announced a third, multi-year agreement to extend their collaboration in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets that began in 2009. Nucor, the largest steel producer in the U.S., will continue to build on its investment in Trimble’s Tekla Structures Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, incorporating it at the core of several business divisions — including Nucor Buildings Group, Harris Rebar and Nucor Grating — and leveraging Tekla Structures as its BIM solution to deliver projects that are cost effective, accurate and constructible. Nucor’s Vulcraft/Verco Group intends to standardize on Trimble’s Tekla Structures across its entire in-house steel detailing process.
In addition, both companies will work together on initiatives that include educating AEC stakeholders on effective workflows from design through fabrication and construction, as well as preparing students with the skills required to contribute to an increasingly BIM-centric construction industry. The companies will expand joint training and workshops for the industry and students — with an emphasis on supporting appropriate curricula at educational and training institutions located near Nucor’s dozens of fabrication facilities.
“Our collaboration with Trimble is the direct result of Nucor’s strong commitment to advancing technology, skills and productivity in the construction industry through our continued investment in Tekla Structures,” said Ray Napolitan, executive vice president of Fabricated Construction Products at Nucor. “For years, we’ve seen the value that BIM, and specifically Tekla Structures, bring to Nucor Corporation and our customers, extending our competitive advantage through higher quality and increased project efficiency.”
“We are excited to continue our close relationship with Nucor as they expand their use of the Tekla Structures platform within their business,” said Risto Räty, executive vice president of Tekla and general manager of Trimble Buildings’ Structures Division. “Trimble and Nucor share a common vision for industry workflows and we look forward to working together on new initiatives to bring opportunity and education to AEC practitioners and students across the country.”