Barton Malow improves concrete construction efficiency with customization
Barton Malow, a construction services company, uses Tekla Open API to customize Tekla for their own needs. "There is a tremendous amount of customization this software allows us to do", says Matt Hedke, Barton Malow’s Resteel Fabrication Manager.
Companies across North America call on Barton Malow to build some of the most technically challenging projects. Founded in 1924 and headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the construction services company with $1 billion revenue delivers projects building trust and ensuring safety, quality and productivity. In less than a year, Barton Malow already saw the benefits of Tekla, including impressive efficiency gains upwards of 15 percent.
As Tekla has an application programming interface (Open API) the Barton Malow team could customize Tekla for their own needs. For example, they have developed templates to create automated assembly tags, which provide instructions on how to pre-tie a cage to improve rebar placement efficiency. Tekla USA have localized the software to include a Rebar Release Manager to help to keep track of rebar releases and associate them with particular concrete pours.
“We’re seeing incredible results and we’re just getting started,” said Matt Hedke, Barton Malow’s Resteel Fabrication Manager. “There is a tremendous amount of customization this software allows us to do. The local Tekla support team has been extremely supportive and responsive in helping Barton Malow understand how to get the most out of the software and to become proficient in using it.”