Gulf goes downtown with Aconex

Project name: Downtown Al Areen | Industry: Residential & CommercialProject size: US$363 million | Location: Al Areen, Bahrain

Downtown Al Areen is a 260,000-square-meter, mixed-use development that features fine dining restaurants and cafés, high-end retail shops, public gardens, and residential and recreational facilities. The project also includes a town square, the first of its kind in the region. 


  • High-visibility commercial project.
  • Project team of multiple organizations in diverse geographic locations.
  • Large volumes of drawings, documents and correspondence to manage.
  • Requirement for accurate records of all project activities.


  • Secure, central collaboration platform for managing all project information and processes.
  • Document management with version control to ensure team focus on the latest versions of drawings and documents.
  • Automated workflows for review and approval.
  • Audit trail to avoid information conflicts leading to delays and disputes.


  • Improved communications between construction teams in Bahrain and consultants in the U.K. and the U.A.E.
  • All project drawings and documents stored in one place and registered for quick reference.
  • Fast, easy search with metadata-based web search capabilities.
  • Project implementation accelerated with local setup, training and support.
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