DFS group builds duty-free stores on Aconex

Project name: DFS Group Gallerias | Industry: Residential & CommercialLocation: Singapore

DFS Group designed and constructed major retail stores – an extensive wine, spirits and tobacco outlet at Singapore’s Changi Airport, a large T Galleria on George Street in Sydney’s heritage neighborhood, and a galleria of more than 300,000 square feet in Macau’s entertainment resort, City of Dreams. Each project had its own challenges – extensive structural modifications at Changi Airport, the world’s fifth busiest hub; strict compliance with regulations protecting historical areas in Sydney; and a Macau building size nearly twice that of a typical “big-box store.” 

Challenges 

  • Minimizing disruption of passenger traffic, baggage-handling or other live airport operations. 
  • Strict compliance with protective regulations and multiple levels of public scrutiny. 
  • Store size and project complexity. 
  • Requirement to standardize data and processes across projects to ensure collaboration between design and construction teams. 

Solutions 

  • Aconex collaboration platform as a project “hub” which connects teams across many different organizations. 
  • Workflow management for design reviews, RFIs, changes and variations, and other core processes. 
  • Batch transmission of documents and version control. 
  • Audit trail to resolve conflicts and satisfy public reporting obligations. 

Results 

  • Real-time visibility and control of project information and processes. 
  • Improved efficiency and reduced risk. 
  • Identification of delays and bottlenecks to keep projects on schedule and on budget. 
  • Fast ramp to full productivity for project teams due to the platform’s intuitive ease of use. 
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