On-the-Go Team Used Mobile Apps for Project Information Management
MANILA, PHILIPPINES--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - Aconex, provider of the world's most widely used construction project management software, has serviced the Zuellig Building project in Manila's Makati City financial center. Developed, owned and operated by Bridgebury Realty Corporation, an affiliate of the Zuellig Group, the 155-meter office building is the first structure in the Philippines to be pre-certified under the Gold Level LEED-CS (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Core and Shell) program of the U.S. Green Building Council.
The project team for the Zuellig Building numbered more than 180 members from 20 different organizations. All used the Aconex platform to access distribute, track, and archive project information, processing up to 2,000 documents and 10,000 items of correspondence per month through the secure, centralized system. Since many team members were frequently on the go, they used Aconex Mobile for information access and communications from mobile devices -- anywhere, any time.
"Our engineers roamed around the project, and rather than waiting until they were back at their desks, they could send people a photo to instantly access and action," said the executive director of Bridgebury Realty. "We didn't have to worry about file sizes for weekly status reports and everyday communications because the system could transmit huge files. Also, having Aconex in place meant that, if anything didn't go well, we were covered -- you can't delete anything. Our philosophy is to be very transparent, and the degree of risk management was very comforting."
The executive director cited the multiparty neutrality of the Aconex platform -- where all correspondence is visible to all authorized parties -- and the complete audit trail of project information as capabilities that were especially important in mitigating risk for the Zuellig Building development.
He added, "I can only imagine how difficult this project would have been using hard copies and email. With Aconex, any information related to the project was literally at our fingertips."
"The Zuellig Building is part of the next generation of office towers in metropolitan Manila, built to the highest standard of environmental sustainability," said Andy Lake, general manager of Asia at Aconex. "Bridgebury's project team consisted of tier-one design, engineering and construction firms, and we're pleased to have helped them implement collaborative processes and information management in line with industry best practices. We look forward to servicing additional projects like this one throughout Asia."
Aconex provides the world's most widely used Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for managing information and processes between companies throughout the lifecycle of construction and engineering projects. The Aconex suite of solutions -- secure, neutral and centralized -- enables owners, developers, contractors, and project managers to reduce the cost and risk inherent in capital projects of all sizes and improve efficiency, productivity and accountability for all project participants. Aconex has served projects valued at more than US$880 billion, with over 480,000 users. Clients include nine of the world's top ten engineering, procurement and construction (EPC/EPCM) firms, 23 of the 25 largest global design firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering firms. For more information and examples of Aconex in action, see www.aconex.com. Follow Aconex on Twitter at @aconex and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/aconex.
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