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6 Entries in Tekla Model of the Year

Posted 15 months ago

As a company we love getting recognition for the work that we do, especially when we are being judged in an industry specific forum by our peers. There is something enormously satisfying in receiving acknowledgment for your output by those who understand and can appreciate the hard work put in. So when Tekla announced that the UK Tekla Awards would be returning this year, we set to work submitting some of our favourite designs over the last year to the CAD world’s answer to the Oscars.

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Next Generation Offsite Construction

Posted 15 months ago

This week saw the Annual Build Offsite Conference at the Institute of Civil Engineers take place. We registered in anticipation of learning from some of the industry greats, networking and spending some time with our construction sector colleagues at the bar, which is always a great way to round off the day.

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Birmingham New Street Challenges Overcome

Posted 15 months ago

TDS has taken on one of its most complex and challenging projects to date - detailing the cladding and support frame for the Southern Hub ticket office at the end of the new Navigation Street footbridge, which forms part of the multi-million pound Birmingham New Street Station Gateway Plus redevelopment.

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All at sea with BIM?

Posted 15 months ago

The art of construction has been embedded into our genealogy throughout the course of time. Since the most primitive shelters constructed at the dawn of mankind, to the great pyramids of Giza - built over 4 and a half thousand years ago – we move into the modern day. Phenomenal feats of engineering, such as the Khalifa Tower in Dubai, the Three Gorges Dam - China, or France’s Millau Viaduct – the tallest, most elegant bridge to date, are all accomplishments which spring to mind when I consider how far humankind has come in their quest to construct.

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4 Years of BIM – Looking Back at Chiswick Park

Posted 15 months ago

4th April 2016 saw the deadline for BIM Level 2 compliance across the UK. This industry-wide shake up has left many scrabbling to conform, and whilst many larger organisations have managed to filter it in, and some smaller companies have shoehorned it into practice, here at TDS Midlands, we have put our feet up safe in the knowledge that we have been BIM compliant for over 4 years.

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Are You Ready for the Tsunami of Activity?

Posted 15 months ago

As a forward thinking SME that is totally committed to growth whilst supporting our customers we are always looking to improve our skill base and knowledge.

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Upskilling for the Future of Construction

Posted 16 months ago

There is a huge skills shortage within the construction industry. We read it every day in the papers and magazines, we watch it on the news and, more importantly, we all see it every day in our working lives. But it's time to look at what, or critically who, is creating that problem. Because it's you! In fact it's us!

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Every Cloud: The Silver Lining of 3D Software Sharing

Posted 16 months ago

The big BIM move is becoming ever more prominent as Cloud sharing platforms continue to take off. Towards the end of last year the spotlight was thrown onto Tekla Model Sharing as an efficient collaboration method which allows a number of people to work on one Tekla project model at the same time. This software advancement allows information to be available, up to date and consistent across time zones and geographies.

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Cutting through all the BIM white noise

Posted 16 months ago

Having been actively doing practical work in the BIM arena since 2011 TDS Midlands feels well equipped to advise customers on what works best for them. So much white noise has been created about BIM. Whether that is consultants over egging how much their services are needed or software companies extolling their virtues over their rivals the market has been confused about what to do and how to do it.

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TDS Appointed on Royal Wharf London

Posted 16 months ago

Located in the Royal Docks in East London, Royal Wharf is a flagship regeneration project developing a 38-acre site on the banks of the River Thames. The scheme will provide over 3000 homes, with infrastructure, commercial and amenity facilities.

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