Tools like email are fine in their own way, but they lack the depth and precision needed on projects like this.
(PRWEB) April 28, 2010
Aconex has been used to successfully support the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) redevelopment in Canberra. The online project collaboration platform managed the large volume of documentation generated on the project and linked more than 620 people from 160 organisations throughout design and construction.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) oversaw the redevelopment and used the web-based Aconex collaboration platform to manage project information such as drawings, documents and correspondence. Through using the system, the ASC and its project partners were able to view, track, manage and distribute their files electronically through one central system.
Peter Mollison, General Manager of Facilities Services at the Australian Sports Commission said, “Aconex was a stable, authoritative database which everyone could access. Head Contractors were able to communicate with their architects, designers, consultants and subcontractors easily, and as everyone was using the one system, there was no confusion over where the information was.”
Delivered over nine separate packages, the redevelopment included the construction of residences for 144 athletes, an Aquatic Testing and Training Centre, Sports Development and Education Centre, administration centre, an indoor 120-metre running track, an altitude complex, and a range of multipurpose training facilities. Related civil infrastructure, such as roads and car parking, were also upgraded.
With each package involving its own project team, the ASC found that using tools like email and hard copy documents simply couldn’t support their needs. “When coming on board, each of our contractors and suppliers needed a full history of information so they could be up and running quickly. Being spread across so many different packages meant that we needed a central place to find what we needed.
“Tools like email are fine in their own way, but they lack the depth and precision needed on projects like this. The file size restrictions meant that it was very hard to attach files, and there is no guarantee people will receive it,” said Mollison.
"When we started using Aconex, we thought the system was great and over time, a number of improvements were made, to the system which really reflected that Aconex was an evolving platform that caters for our needs. As time went on, the value that the system gave us grew and it became an integral part of the project."
Aconex, is the world’s largest provider of online project collaboration solutions to the construction and infrastructure industries. From its 35 offices worldwide, the company services $250 billion worth of projects across 65 countries. Clients include AECOM, Grocon, Brookfield Multiplex, Las Vegas Sands, Parsons Brinckerhoff, IKEA and McDonalds Restaurants.
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