Airport development stays on course with Aconex

Project name: King Shaka International Airport | Industry: Aviation & PortProject size: US$644 million | Location: Durban, South Africa Unveils New Airport

Delivered on time for the 2010 Football World Cup, the King Shaka International Airport is Durban’s primary airport. Turner & Townsend led the Ilembe Consortium, which was responsible for all design, engineering and construction. The project included a 3,700-meter runway and a new 102,000-square-meter passenger terminal with 72 check-in counters, 18 self-service kiosks, 34 aircraft parking bays, and 16 jet bridges. Other key works included a 6,500-space car park, an air cargo terminal and a control tower. 


  • Many documents and correspondence items exchanged daily between consortium members, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Complex project with many components.
  • Deadline looming for World Cup – delays unacceptable.
  • Tracking project status critical to managing risk.


  • Project collaboration between team members on a single, central system.
  • Structured, streamlined framework to manage large volume of information.
  • Automated workflows for review and approval processes.
  • All documents and communications tracked and securely archived.


  • Project completed on schedule.
  • Improved efficiency and productivity across the project team.
  • Timely document review and approval.
  • Complete audit trail to avoid information conflicts.
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