Aconex takes the stage at new Greek Cultural Center

Project name: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center | Industry: Hospitality & CommunityProject size: US$419 million | Location: Athens, Greece

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center will house the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera in a multifunctional arts, education and entertainment complex occupying 240,000 square meters, including a park, near Faliro Bay in Athens. The Center was designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and is being developed by a joint venture between two construction firms, the Impregilo Group of Italy and TERNA of Greece. Faithful+Gould, a global consultancy, is managing the project. The project team is targeting a Platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Challenges

  • 150 team members from 18 different organizations throughout Europe and the U.S.
  • Thousands of documents such as drawings, RFIs and submittals to manage every month.
  • Risk of information being hard to find, lost or incomplete.
  • Potential delays and expensive rework due to superseded document versions.

Solutions

  • Project collaboration between all organizations on a single, central platform.
  • Automated workflows for reviews and approvals.
  • Cloud-based platform – no software installation, bugs, maintenance, or data backups.
  • Mobile construction apps for accessing and updating project information on site or anywhere. 

Results

  • Improved efficiency and accuracy of project information from day one.
  • Increased productivity across the project team.
  • Permanent capture of document versions and correspondence for fast, easy search.
  • Project-wide access to the same set of data, reducing risk of errors and delays.
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