BAM International Speeds RFI Cycles by 50% on Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and Mixed Use Development

Project name: BAM Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and Mixed-Use Development Phase I & II | Industry: Residential & CommercialLocation: Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Phase I of the project consists of Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, which was built to Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) standards. The stadium has become a benchmark for sports facilities in the Middle East. Phase II consists of a mixed-use development that includes 550 apartments in six five-story buildings, a commercial building with an underground parking structure, a food and beverage Souk, a stand-alone multi-story parking structure, and the 4-Star Aloft Hotel with its own parking structure.

Challenges

  • Needed a centralized system for all project team members across organizations to use.
  • Resistance to technology adoption, reducing efficiency and visibility.
  • Long review cycles, such as 14 days for requests for information (RFIs).
  • Difficulty downloading huge BIM files on site or anywhere away from the office.

Solutions

  • Neutral platform giving each organization its own secure space and training to boost adoption.
  • Standardization of platform to gain the benefits of Aconex across multiple projects.
  • Initiative to encourage use and improve cross-organizational communications.
  • No file size or format limitations to constrain sharing of multidimensional models (BIM).

Results

  • Paperless advantage of Aconex saved an estimated AED 12.9 million (US$3.5 million) for two projects.
  • BAM reduced the number of document controllers from eight to two, saving AED 1.7 million (US$0.5 million).
  • BAM cut RFI review cycle by 50%.
  • All users now have fast access to BIM data without needing authoring software.
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