Trimble’s Tekla Software Helps Kick off World Cup
Emily Pollock posted on July 09, 2018 | | 93 views
Saransk’s Mordovia Arena, with its shape and color scheme based on the Republic of Mordovia’s image of a setting sun, was one of the stadiums built with Tekla Structures. (Image courtesy of StadiumDB.)
While the 2018 World Cup has featured a series of upsets and unexpected victories, the finalist teams aren’t the only victors on the field this year. Building information modeling (BIM) provider Trimble has revealed that its Tekla Structures program helped build eight of the tournament’s 12 stadiums.
Tekla Structures is a BIM software that allows users to create structural models and coordinate workflows, ensuring the information is easily circulated between design and construction professionals. According to a late-June announcement by parent company Trimble, the tournament stadiums in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Saransk, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sochi and Kazan were all built with the company’s digital modeling tools.
Zenit Arena, also known as Krestovsky Stadium or Saint Petersburg Stadium. (Image courtesy of St. Petersburg Official City Guide.)
The largest of the eight stadiums is Saint Petersburg’s Zenit Arena, a spaceship-esque stadium that seats approximately 67,000 fans. The arena is significant for its retractable roof and rollout field, as well as a difficult early construction period. After 10 years of construction, the…