BIM design using Tekla software



Consolis Latvija offers design services for all its products and solutions. This enables us to provide the best in class knowledge in relation to design process and a smooth cooperation between the client, producer, and the installer. 

Consolis Latvija SIA

22 Getliņu Street, Rumbula
LV-2121, Latvia
Phone: +371 6704 8300

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BIM - Building Information Modeling

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a building information modeling, organizing and managing platform that involves all building project partners. The BIM includes the model of the building (with all its properties) and enables the use of this model for all partners.

BIM`s main advantages:

  • The meaningful use of resources
  • Less duplication
  • Controlled material supplies
  • Less paper
  • Better delivery order
  • Real-time project´s progress overview

BIM in element industry

Projektēšanā izmantojam Tekla BIM programmatūru. Piedāvājuma stadijā mēs izveidosim ēkas 3D modeli (LOD200) , un šis modelis būs pamats visam turpmākajam darbam, ko mēs pastāvīgi atjaunināsim un pilnveidosim atbilstoši projekta posmiem.

The construction of the bidding project is based on the architect's architectural project in ifc format (see detail in the lower part of the text) or as AutoCAD dwg file.

On the contrary, it is possible to act as the basis for the work to give the created constructive model to the architect. It is also possible to use a constructive model to provide designers with special components to which they can add ventilation, piping, cabling, etc.
- information, which in turn serves as the starting point for our design.

The bid model shows the structure and elemental division of the building (panels and shapes of panels). You can make a summary of the volumes and the weight of the item.

The model will be supplemented when drafting the work. Elements are added environmental classes, layers of protection, tolerances, finishes, fire resistance, thermal conductivity and other characteristic information. The armature and formwork, ventilation openings, electric sinks, and the like are applied to the model. The information entered is digitized in our production planning software. The model also generates product lines for the elements.

On the basis of the installation steps and planned delivery dates introduced into the model, all parties to the project will see the dates of casting, delivery and installation, and items delivered and installed. Production can look at the design stage of the elements. It is possible to monitor the progress of the project in real time.

The use of the model from the bidding phase will greatly save time and avoid errors.

BENEFITS of the element industry

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Planning solutions

  • The 3D geometric model makes it easy and quick to get an overview of the building as a whole, to see the relationships between different details and elements.
  • In spatial form, it's easier to understand the geometry of complex, non-standard elements.
  • By incorporating 3D components into specific model, there is a better overview of the locations of pipes and electrical equipment and possible conflicts. Thanks to the more convenient information exchange, it is easy to find a suitable place for the pipes in the design system.
  • Model overview allows to quickly model, review and compare different alternatives.



  • A well-designed model will provide information about the materials and quantities used in the project before the drawings are completed.
  • On this basis, it is possible to plan the purchase of materials necessary for the element's casting.
  • Using the time feature of the model, the contradictions in the delivery and production schedules are easy to find and can prevent errors in the planning of the installation.
  • Since the model can simulate the flow of the supply chain at an early stage of the project, then the accuracy of the actual deliveries will improve upon the object.

In production

  • BIM enables better resource planning - no need to wait for the final design of the product drawings, and thus improve the precision of planning at an early stage of the project.
  • The model makes it easier for the manufacturer to explain the shape and details of a complex element.
  • Possibility to use geometric information from the model for controlling production machines (preparation of armature, production of fully automated hollow core slabs, etc.).

Delivery and assembly

  • The model we offer during the bidding phase can be used by our installers to design an installation price.
  • The model can be used instead of paper drawings in the installation - see the location of the elements, connecting nodes and take the necessary measurements.

IFC - In order for BIM ideology to work, it is necessary to follow strict, uniform standards. Data is saved in the ifc file format. IFC (International Foundation Classes) is a data model developed by the international organization buildingSMART to enable digital information exchange (synchronization) between different parties in the field of construction (architecture, constructive part, ventilation, heating, electricity, etc.). IFC is registered as ISO 16739: 2013.

An all-in one solution from a single partner

Planning and project management
BIM and 3D models
High quality manufacture
Controlled deliveries
Fast and accurate


When preparing an offer, if necessary, a model is made, which is preferably based on an architectural design in the ifc format created by the architect. However, we can also use AutoCAD dwg files. Read more here.
The way around is also possible, we can give the structural model created to the architect to use as a basis for their work. This approach has been used many times, for example, for our Bashall™ product.

The quotation model indicates the design and element distribution of the load bearing part of the building (shapes and layouts of panels). The model enables to estimate the volumes and weights of the elements.

Project management

When purchasing a solution, we determine the in-house project manager to coordinate our work. For the contractor, this means communication with only one representative of the Consolis Latvija in relation to all works and services.


When purchasing a solution, we determine the in-house project manager to coordinate our work. For the contractor, this means communication with only one representative of the Consolis Latvija in relation to all works and services.

The preparation of well-thought-out and correctly executed product drawings for elements based on the created solution for the use of factory workers is equally important. In designing, we use the 3D model (Tekla) and its advantages.

Read more about designing here


Prefabricated reinforced concrete elements are mostly manufactures in our factories — in Salaspils and Rumbula. For large volume projects, we cooperate within the Baltics with our sister companies.

If we organize the design of a prefabricated reinforced concrete part in-house it means that we can transfer all the information necessary for manufacture to the drawings in a timely manner, the elements are feasible and surface finishes, the location of steel parts in the element, as well as other details are well-thought-out based on the element specifications. We use materials that ensure functioning and compliant connections. We determine the order of manufacture of elements in accordance with the installation schedule.

We manufacture the products in accordance with the applicable standards and regulations in Latvia. See factories issued certificates.


In the case of a full-service solution, the delivery of elements to the site is organized by our installation team. Therefore, the client does not have to engage in scheduled ordering of the elements or the organization of unloading the elements.


By using in-house installation team, we can be sure that the end result is realized with the best assembly techniques.
Vaido Leosk
Design and Development Manager | Consolis Baltic Unit
+372 504 7662
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