Wednesday, 16. May 2007 09:07

Tekla Corporation Press release
16 May 2007

Support for standardized data exchange continues:

Tekla Corporation will host the International Alliance for
Interoperability (IAI) Implementer Support Group (ISG) meeting in
Espoo, Finland, on 21-23 May 2007. The meeting will focus on the 1st
and 2nd step Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) 2x3 certification and
review the items that were documented at the Boston workshop in

The meeting participants represent software vendors and organizations
for structural engineering from several countries: Autodesk (US),
Bentley (US), Vizelia (US), Archimen Group (France), Robobat
(France), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany), Nemetschek
(Germany), RIB Software (Germany), SCIA (Belgium), TNO (The
Netherlands), Graphisoft (Hungary), DDS (Norway), Norconsult
(Norway), Kymdata (Finland), Progman (Finland), Solibri (Finland),
and Tekla (Finland).

The ISG meeting on 23 May will focus on agreeing on a framework for
the continuous development of IFC-based communication between
software solutions for structural engineering. The main IFC-based
workflow in building and construction starts with the architectural
design and continues to structural modeling and analysis. From the
analysis, the building information returns back into structural

For information on the meeting, please contact:
Tekla Corporation, Sari Salmela, Nordic Area Marketing Manager
sari.salmela (a) tekla.com, tel. +358 (0) 30 661 1752

For information on the IFC 2x3 support, please contact:
Tekla Corporation, Lassi Lifländer, Product Specialist, Building &
lassi.liflander (a) tekla.com, tel. +358 (0) 30 66110.

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Tekla Corporation
Tekla is a leading international software company whose innovative
software solutions make customers' core businesses more effective in
building and construction, energy distribution and municipalities.
The company's model-based software products and related services are
used in more than 80 countries. Tekla Group's net sales for 2006
amounted to nearly 50 million euros. At the moment, international
operations account for 75% of net sales. Tekla has area offices in
12 countries: headquarters in Espoo, Finland, and offices in Sweden,
Denmark, Germany, the UK, France, the US, Japan, Malaysia, China,
India and the UAE. In addition, Tekla has a worldwide partner
network. Tekla was established in 1966 and is one of the oldest
software companies in Finland. More information at www.tekla.com

International Alliance for Interoperability
The International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) is a global
alliance of organizations dedicated to bringing about a coordinated
change for the improvement of productivity and efficiency in the
industries of construction and facilities management. The
organizations within the alliance are members of regional chapters.
Currently, the IAI has chapters serving Australasia, China, the
French-speaking countries, the German-speaking countries, the Iberian
countries, Italy, Japan, North America, the Nordic countries,
Singapore, and the UK. There are 447 organizations participating in
the IAI. More information at www.iai-international.org

The IAI issued the first, full release of its Industry Foundation
Classes (IFC) information model in January 1997. Several further
releases have been issued since. IFCs have been endorsed by the
International Standards Organization (ISO) as a Publicly Available
Specification (PAS) under the label ISO/PAS 16739. Issued in October
2000, the IFC 2x3 marked a major change in the way that IFCs are
developed and released. It has created a framework for the
development of models that can progressively extend the range and
capability of IFCs in a modular way. More information at

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