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DSI-Aconex eye BIM with MENA-driven agreement

Drake & Scull International will standardise the use of Aconex's technology across all of its construction projects throughout the MENA region as a part of its agreement

DSI deployed Aconex on its Lamar Towers project.
DSI deployed Aconex on its Lamar Towers project.

Aconex, a provider of a cloud collaboration for the construction industry, recently signed an enterprise subscription agreement with Drake & Scull International (DSI), as part of which DSI will standardise the use of Aconex's technology across all of its construction projects throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

DSI has deployed Aconex on a number of key projects over the last few months, including the Lamar Towers,Salboukh Residential Compound, and Al Dara Hospital, all in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Al Reef Residence project in the UAE. 

Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of DSI Engineering, said: "The adoption of Aconex across all DSI projects and departments provides the familiarity of a single system and standardised processes.

"The centralization of project information on one platform enhances remote coordination and eliminates unnecessary redundancy and risk of data loss, improving the efficiency and productivity of the entire project teams."

"The automation of workflows and other key processes has already reduced document approval cycles and decreased costs traditionally associated with information retrieval for variations and claims," Al Naser continued.

"In addition, Aconex helps DSI meet sustainability targets by lowering paper consumption."

Al Naser also cited Aconex Connected BIM functionality as an important element in DSI's strategy to support the growing market adoption of building information modeling (BIM).

Connected BIM -- built into the Aconex platform -- enables design and construction teams to work together on BIM data and processes, linking project information to specific objects in 3D models.

Henry Jones, senior vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Global Accounts at Aconex, said: "As the Middle East construction and infrastructure markets continue to boom, projects are becoming increasingly larger, more complex and more challenging.

"We're delighted to partner with DSI as they continue to innovate and deliver some of the region's landmark projects." 

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