Building industry modelling specialist, Tekla, teams with surveyors institution, RICS, to grow pool of Indian construcruction professionals

Bangalore, May 12, 2014: Building Information Modelling (BIM) software provider, Tekla India,  has entered into a strategic alliance with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the RICS school of Built Environment, to build a critical mass of quality talent pool and create better employment opportunities for young professionals across the construction and infrastructure industry.
The new collaboration will help educate students on BIM technology using Tekla Structures on the Real Estate and Construction Management courses that RICS School of Built Environment offers in their campuses in India. As a part of this 2-year course, the programme provides students with a firm foundation on Tekla Structures Building Information Modelling (BIM) software. As a strategic partner, Tekla India will also be part of RICS’s conferences and workshops.
The construction industry is the second largest industry of the country. The use of new technologies and deployment of project management strategies has made it possible to undertake projects of mega scale. In its path towards automation, the industry has to overcome a number of traditional and technical challenges.
Says Nirmalya Chatterjee, Tekla India Business Director: "We are very proud to announce this one of a kind industry–academic partnership with RICS India. Volume of construction and infrastructure is increasing in India and use of BIM can lead to enormous gains for the industry. Qualified BIM professionals are needed. It is thus important that we train the younger generation joining the construction & infrastructure industry in their nascent stage. This tie-up benefits the student community and provides the industry with a larger talent pool. Together with RICS we ensure that the best professional education is offered to students keen on joining the industry.”
AddsSachin Sandhir, Managing Director, RICS South Asia: “We are honored to be associated with Tekla as it will further enhance our education curriculum at the RICS School of Built Environment by providing our students with expertise & knowledge to improve their skills and giving them an edge in an increasingly competitive market.” .

Tekla offers many tools and resources for students in India  See Tekla Campus 
See also, for a few days a video on our home page, on how Tekla BIM works with smart boards