Richard Crookes First in its Class with UTS Thomas Street Project

Project name: Richard Crookes Constructions UTS Thomas Street | Industry: Health & EducationProject size: US$85 million | Location: Sydney, Australia

The 20,000-square-meter University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) building houses the Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health, as well as a unique library retrieval system for 900,000 books. There are three levels below ground and five above, with labs for experimentation, modern lecture halls, and a dramatic, wavy building façade. The development also includes a landscaped green space in the middle of the UTS campus. Designed and constructed as a 6-Star Green Star building, it provides a range of purpose-built spaces for collaborative learning and research. The project is a cornerstone of the $1-billion UTS Campus Master Plan.

  • Complex design and construction issues.
  • Project team of more than 660 individuals from over 370 different organizations.
  • Nearly 20,000 documents and more than 14,000 items of correspondence.
  • High public visibility.


  • Aconex platform for project-wide collaboration, document control, communications, and workflow management.
  • Aconex Field with checklists on tablets for safety and quality inspections and issues management.
  • Aconex Smart Manuals for streamlined handover from construction to operation and maintenance (O&M).
  • Aconex Mobile construction apps for real-time project access on smartphones and tablets.


  • Close coordination of all architects, engineers, consultants, subcontractors, and other stakeholders for on-time delivery.
  • Secure, central repository for all project documents and communications.
  • Uniform process controls across the project.
  • Complete audit trail to reduce the risk of delays and disputes.
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