Oger builds Abu Dhabi Financial Centre with Aconex

Project name: Abu Dhabi Financial Centre  | Industry: Residential & CommercialLocation: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

The Sowwah Square development – also known as the Abu Dhabi Financial Centre – is a 460,000-square-meter mixed-use facility consisting of four office towers, the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, retail space, and parking. 


  • Large, dispersed project team from the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Austria, France, China, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon.
  • Large volume of documents and tight project deadlines.
  • Inefficiency and uncertainty of using hard copies, FTP sites and commercial email across different organizations.
  • Risk of schedule delays and cost overruns. 


  • Secure, central collaboration platform with workflow management.
  • Access, distribution, tracking, and archiving of all documents and correspondence.
  • Efficient electronic transmittal of drawings and documents, with version control.
  • Audit trail of every project transaction stored and readily searchable.


  • 840 project participants from 85 organizations managed 1.3 million documents and sent 5,000 correspondence items – a total of 2 terabytes.
  • Project team generated 65, 000 drawings, including revisions, and saved US$554,000 in printing costs.
  • Team completed 180,000 workflow steps, and review and approval cycles were reduced by 20%.
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