Video: Tekla Software Helps Build Soccer Stadiums in Brazil

To model, manufacture and assemble the new steel structure of the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Brafer Construções Metálicas S/A chose Tekla. Renovated and expanded stadium hosts four football games in summer 2014 With 41,000 seats, the stadium now meets all international standards for quality, comfort and safety.
The challenges in the project included the 200 meter long free-spanning structure and the tight schedule. Brafer used 4,500 tons of steel for the roof, which has 10 meters high and 4.5 meters wide trusses that span the entire width of the stadium. To overcome the challenges, Brafer relied on Tekla´s software, which allowed them to model and detail faster the steel structure and thus save time and consequently also money. In addition Brafer used Tekla BIMsight to share information and integrate the entire production and assembly process.