Aconex Construction Software Reviewed by Leading AEC Publication

construction-management-software-reviewIn this post, I’d like to highlight the latest Aconex software review written by Lachmi Khemlani, founder and editor of AECbytes: Architecture, Engineering, Construction.

Lachmi Khemlani is widely recognized as an expert in the AEC industry. Lachmi studied for her advanced postgraduate research degree at Cambridge, after which she earned a Ph.D. in Architecture, with a focus on intelligent building modeling, from U.C. Berkeley. Lachmi currently divides her time between consulting for companies in the AEC industry and writing for AECbytes. For more on Lachmi, see her interview with AEC Business.

Lachmi’s comprehensive review of Aconex is titled Aconex: Cloud Platform for AEC Collaboration. Highlights of the review can be found below.

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Managing Construction Megaprojects

Battersea Power Station - Managing Megaproject RiskLast year, Aconex announced its appointment as the construction management software provider for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, an iconic landmark in central London. By any measure, this is a construction megaproject – seven phases over a 10-to-15-year period and a total value of £8 billion GBP (US$13.6 billion).

Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently published a brief video of the Battersea Power Station project and the new community that will result from it.

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CG/LA Infrastructure Report – Top 100 Infrastructure Projects in Latin America

CGLA CartagenaCG/LA Infrastructure, an organization that supports the public and private sectors in developing strategic infrastructure globally, has released its 2014 report on the top 100 infrastructure projects in Latin America. The report is available for download on the CG/LA website.

The Strategic Top 100 Latin American Infrastructure 2014 Report was sponsored by Aconex, Boston Consulting Group, CNF Development Bank of Latin America, IDB, and GVIP. Its publication anticipates CG/LA’s 12th Latin American Infrastructure Leadership Forum, scheduled for June 10-12 in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Construction Software Buyers Seek Increased Efficiency in Project Management

Software-Advice-LogoSoftware Advice recently published Construction Software BuyerView Report – 2014, which presents the results of a survey of approximately 1,750 U.S. construction software buyers on their product evaluation criteria. Recently acquired by Gartner, Software Advice provides detailed software product reviews, comparisons and research.

The report focuses on smaller construction firms, with 87% of those surveyed generating annual revenues of US$5 million to $50 million and 82% having 50 employees or less. Seventy-nine percent represent general and specialty contractors. Thirty-five percent already use construction software, while 35% use generic tools such as email and spreadsheets or manual methods to track project information.

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