Max Frank revolutionise formwork design with Trimble Tekla BIM software


Max Frank Ltd, part of a leading international group which designs, manufactures and supplies a diverse range of technical products and services to the concrete industry, has recently invested in Tekla software in order to transform its existing workflows.

By utilising the power of Tekla’s 3D modelling capability, quantity take-off tools and fabrication drawings, Max Frank aim to automate a significant proportion of its current 2D processes to revolutionise how it designs, costs and manufactures bespoke products.

As Managing Director Gerhard Bumes states: “By automating key stages of our design process with Tekla and using a single model to generate all the information we need in a timely and efficient manner, Max Frank are able to offer a much more responsive service to our clients.

“Additionally, the time that we save by reducing manual work can be spent value engineering our solutions, therefore offering an improved service to our clients. We did a great deal of research into different BIM solutions but Tekla’s collaborative approach, strong presence in the concrete industry and clear focus on the construction phase meant that their software was the best option for our company.”

Tekla’s powerful reporting tools enable Max Frank to efficiently process information received from the client and return initial costings with greater clarity and accuracy. Additionally, the software has the capability to develop the model through to the manufacturing process. Fully parametric custom components are used, whilst all related material lists, drawings and schedules can be generated instantly in the required format for the company’s production team.

David Evans, Business Development Manager for Tekla UK comments: “Max Frank is a large global supplier into the concrete construction industry and we are naturally delighted that they have selected Tekla as their BIM solution. Tekla’s emphasis on improving constructability and our commitment to transforming the way concrete projects are designed and built, ensured that Gerhard and his team were confident that we could deliver the efficiencies they were looking for.”

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