Mixed-use development welcomes Aconex project management solution

Project name: Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) | Industry: Residential & CommercialProject size: US$1.6 billion | Location: Shanghai, China

The Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) is a mixed-use development to create a modern “live-work-play community” with office, retail, residential, entertainment, and recreational facilities. Located in Shanghai’s Yang Pu district, the development will cover 84 hectares.


  • Hundreds of thousands of drawings, documents and correspondence items exchanged by different organizations during the project.
  • Project team scattered around the world.
  • Requirement for team members to access and share project information in real time.
  • Project status tracking to minimize the risk of delays and errors.


  • One secure, neutral, centralized system for efficient collaboration.
  • Online platform for all participants to instantly access, distribute, track, and archive information.
  • Automated workflows to accelerate review and approval processes.
  • Audit trail for a permanent record of actions to mitigate disputes.


  • Streamlined communications and information exchange between all project team members.
  • Project information readily available to the team, regardless of location.
  • Information handled consistently across the team for the entire project.
  • Risk of deleted, lost or misplaced information eliminated. 
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