Aconex receives high marks for new school projects

Project name: Abigroup Melbourne School Developments Project | Industry: Health & EducationProject size: US$190 million | Location: Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian State Government launched an initiative – Partnerships Victoria in Schools – to design, build, finance, and maintain 11 new schools in Melbourne’s main growth corridors. Delivered as a public- private partnership (PPP) project, construction of the new schools occurred in two phases.

Challenges

  • Tight deadlines – schools required to open for the new school year.
  • Projects and project team spread over a large geographic area.
  • Inefficiency and untrackability of email for transmission of project information.
  • Large file sizes – up to 2 megabytes each.

Solutions

  • Online collaboration system helped manage documents and correspondence across the multi-site project.
  • Neutral, cloud-based platform improved efficiency across different organizations.
  • Project team accessed, distributed, tracked, and archived files in real time.
  • System stored all project information securely so that it couldn’t be lost or corrupted.

Results

  • 440 people from 150 different organizations used Aconex.
  • Project team managed more than 30,000 documents and correspondence items each month.
  • Tracking outstanding RFIs improved accountability across the team and ensured follow-up and closure.
  • Centralized database reduced the need for a distributor of project information.
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