Global construction technology leader Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today said that its structural engineering software, Tekla Structures helped complete the construction of ‘The Statue of Unity‘ a full two months ahead of schedule and with a 25% efficiency gain. Located in Narmada district of Gujarat, ‘The Statue of Unity‘ is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and a venerated freedom fighter. At 182 metres, it is the world’s tallest statue and is more than double the height of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Statue of Unity
The contract for this statue’s structural steel framework was awarded to Eversendai, the leading global organization in undertaking turnkey contracts. The company extensively relied upon Tekla Structures’ truly constructible technology to complete the statue in record 33 months, a full two months ahead of schedule. The ‘Statue of Unity‘ project holds the distinction of being among the fastest to be completed.
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Mr. Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Trimble Solutions, Middle East and India said, “We are proud and honoured that Tekla Structures has contributed to the successful construction and before-time completion of The Statue of Unity, a prestigious project of historic national importance. We are confident that the statue will inspire more builders and construction firms to actively embrace modern construction technology for faster, safer and efficient development of a new India.”
This ambitious project required 210,000 cubic metres of cement, 18,500 tonnes of reinforced steel, 6,500 tonnes of structured steel and 1,850 tonnes of bronze cladding. It also involved multiple teams working simultaneously and Tekla software made multi-nodal real-time teamwork possible, which not only eliminated the clashes at an early stage but also contributed to completing the project with a 25% overall efficiency gain.<