Aconex puts major university project in a class by itself

Project name: North West Cambridge Development | Industry: Health & EducationProject size: US$1.7 billion | Location: Cambridge, England, U.K.

The North West Cambridge Development is the single largest capital project in the 800-year history of the University of Cambridge. The 15-year master plan for the 150-hectare site includes 3,000 homes, 100,000 square meters of research space, 5,300 square meters of retail space, a senior living facility, a community center, a healthcare center, a primary school, child care facilities, a 130-room hotel, roads, a drainage system, and site infrastructure and landscaping. 

Challenges

  • Complex, multi-faceted project with many parts.
  • High public visibility.
  • Effective management of bidding and tendering process for contractors.
  • Processing of documents, communications and workflows according to uniform, coordinated procedures.

Solutions

  • Project collaboration between all project participants on a single, secure system.
  • Real-time access, distribution, tracking, and archiving of files.
  • Automated workflows for review and approval.
  • Permanent audit trail.

Results

  • Streamlined communication processes.
  • Proactive compliance with requirements.
  • Reduced cost.
  • Managed risk.
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