“Not many people in the construction industry will think long and hard about buying a Transit van, but effectively, [when buying Tekla’s BIM suite] I paid similar to what a Transit van costs, and I had the potential for a much better return than a Transit van was going to give me.”
Cidon chose Tekla on the strengths of its user-friendliness, Donnelly says. “When we were comparing Tekla versus all the software packages, we didn’t want to have to recruit people who weren’t core to our business.”
“If I can use Tekla, I can assure you anyone can use Tekla.”
As a contractor, Cidon are using it predominantly at a pre-tender stage. At first, the firm was sceptical as to BIM’s accuracy in estimating costs, but they confirmed “pretty quickly that the Tekla model was accurate – more accurate than us.”
As a result, Donnelly and his teams at Cidon have seen a 50% reduction in estimating costs. All three projects secured after Tekla was made a mainstay are on schedule and within budget.
You can watch Donnelly’s presentation below.