UAE: ALEC signs enterprise agreement with Aconex
The ALEC enterprise agreement includes unlimited use of Aconex solutions to support the entire project lifecycle
UAE-based contractor ALEC has signed an enterprise agreement with Aconex granting it full access to services for managing information and processes across all its projects.
ALEC said its decision to standardise on Aconex was based on a history of success with the collaboration platform over many projects, beginning with the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri luxury hotel, apartments and villas in Abu Dhabi, completed in 2007.
Maisam Zaidi, head of IT at ALEC, said the innovative use of technology is key to the firm's strategy for growth and market leadership throughout the Middle East.
"Our objective is to be the leading construction company in all of the areas in which we operate," said Zaidi. "To accomplish that, we need to be a leader in every aspect of our own operations. Technology plays a key role in the automation and standardization of processes across our entire project portfolio. Adopting Aconex - a secure, neutral, cloud-based enterprise solution - is an important part of our global strategy, driving change not just within ALEC, but across the entire construction and engineering industry.
The ALEC enterprise agreement includes unlimited use of Aconex solutions to support the entire project lifecycle.
ALEC CEO Kez Taylor said: "The real challenge on any large project is ensuring all the players communicate and work together effectively - so that everyone succeeds at the end of day,
"Commitment to excellence in collaboration is therefore critical, as you're only as strong as your weakest link. Excellence is achieved by people, partners and processes, and is facilitated by the use of best-in-class collaboration tools like Aconex. We value the contribution of Aconex in supporting our goals, and we look forward to a long-term partnership."
Henry Jones, senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and global accounts at Aconex, said: "This enterprise agreement reflects the strength of our business with ALEC and its project partners over many years.
"We are pleased to cement our relationship with a tier-one contractor that is driving innovation across its operations to successfully deliver complex and demanding construction projects."