Louis Berger-Egis Rail JV reduces document control time by 60% using Aconex

Project name: Louis Berger-Egis Rail JV Doha Metro | Industry: Road & RailLocation: Doha, Qatar

The Doha Metro system consists of an integrated rail network comprised of three main components: the Doha Metro, Lusail Light Rail Transit and the Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail connecting Qatari cities to each other and Qatar to neighboring countries.

Challenges

  • Need to control multiple versions of documents.
  • Manual communications process across organizations, which is subject to delays.
  • Requirement for a more efficient and accurate way to generate reports.
  • Need for full and accessible project record.

Solutions

  • Automation of the document control function for easy tracking and search of both current and prior versions.
  • Elimination of hard-copy documents from the review process.
  • Generation of ad hoc reports by managers in minutes.
  • Archiving of documents in a single, neutral database immediately accessible to the project team.

Results

  • Reduced the required number of document controllers from an estimated 15 to 6.
  • Reduced document search time, saving an estimated US$314,600 in labor.
  • Reduced printing and handling costs, saving an estimated US$26,400.
  • Cut the time required to create document status reports from a full week to minutes.
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