Aspect Group Chooses Aconex Platform to Power Complex Building Project in Dubai

Complex Aquila School build in Dubai leveraging Aconex for integrated cost control with process and information management

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 24 October 2017 – Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX), the #1 platform for digital project delivery in construction and engineering projects, today announced that Aspect Group has chosen Aconex to help manage construction of the K-12 Aquila School in Dubai, U.A.E. The Aspect Group is an experienced full service consultancy to the construction industry and was selected for the project due to their end to end service offering, in particular within the education sector Aspect’s engagement with Aquila School covers design project management and commercial services. 

“We needed a solution to support our broad scope of work. We selected Aconex because of their flexible process and information management platform with integrated cost capability. We consider this functionality vital for effective, timely delivery of this project.” said Steve Hextall, Managing Director of the Aspect Group.

“When we notified Aconex that we had selected them to help build Aquila School, we were pleased that the platform was up and running and fully functional in a matter of days”. 

The Aquila School is an International Schools Partnership (ISP) project. ISP is headquartered in London and has 15 partner schools educating 13,000 children from 3-18 years of age across the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and the Middle East. 

The project has a hard deadline of September 2018 to coincide with the start of the academic year. To meet that handover date, the project team, client, prime contractor and numerous sub-contractors must all work closely together, communicating and managing the flow of project-related information effectively. There is no room for miscommunication, errors or rework. Aconex connects the entire build team (an estimated 150+ users at the peak of construction) and all project data on a single, project-wide platform where everyone has their own secure workspace and project information is available to all parties.

“Because Aconex is cloud-based, we didn’t have to buy or install any servers or operating systems,” said Hextall. From design to tendering, through to handover, the Aconex digital project delivery platform helps manage all aspects of this project -- and delivers it on time, within budget.”

Aconex Connected Cost Provides Integrated Cost Management  

“Aconex Connected Cost will enable the project team to monitor costs in real time, as well as allowing the client to view customized cost-to-date reports at any time,” said Mr. Zane Heasman, Aspect’s Commercial Manager. “The Cost module can also be used by contractors to submit monthly applications for payment, saving the project team a huge amount of time which is usually spent on collating and tracking this information.”

“With numerous school projects successfully completed to date, Aspect has built a solid international reputation in the education segment,” said Baraq Hadi, General Manager, Middle East at Aconex. “We are pleased that the company has chosen to partner with us on this high-profile project, and we look forward to supporting Aspect on other projects starting soon.” 

About Aconex

Aconex provides the #1 cloud collaboration platform for digital project delivery. This platform connects owners, contractors and their project teams in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors, providing project-wide visibility and control between the many different organizations collaborating across their projects. With more than 70,000 user organizations in 70 countries, Aconex is the industry’s most widely adopted and trusted platform. Founded in 2000, Aconex has 47 offices in 23 countries around the world.

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