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Aconex signs five-year deal with Dubai Airports

Aconex systems will be standardised to manage small to medium-sized construction projects at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC)

Aconex has signed an enterprise agreement with Dubai Airports.
Aconex has signed an enterprise agreement with Dubai Airports.

Aconex, a provider of cloud and mobile collaboration platforms for the construction industry, announced it has inked a five-year enterprise agreement with Dubai Airports.

Under the agreement, the firm will standardise Aconex systems to manage small to medium-sized construction projects at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).

A press statement issued by Aconex revealed that Dubai Airports "expects to undertake more than a hundred smaller infrastructure projects" through to 2021.

Normal airport operations would have to be maintained with minimal to no impact on passenger and cargo traffic.

Moreover, coordination and collaboration between the airports' stakeholders, such as Airport Operations, Engineering Services, airlines, and customs, immigration, police, fire, and various government bodies teams would also have to be maintained through these projects.

Aconex development director Lawrence Vincent-Edwards said the transfer of project information is "a very critical success factor for us".

He added: "Accordingly, all stakeholders need to be in the loop to ensure operations run smoothly and passenger service is not affected."

Aconex was picked for its product functionality, project portfolio, familiary with the regional construction sector, and expertise in the local aviation sector. 

Its platform collaborates operations related to tendering, design reviews, document control, workflows and approvals, change management, analytics and reporting, and other core processes across the project life cycle.

Vincent-Edwards remarked: "Aconex ensures that everybody receives the information at the same time and allows us to track the receipt of information.

"We can see where the flow of information is being held up and monitor performance such as response times for requests for information (RFIs) and document reviews."

Henry Jones, senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and global accounts at Aconex, added: "The challenge of operating airports of this size through non-stop construction requires control of all processes and data flow.

"We are pleased with the opportunity to partner with Dubai Airports in achieving this goal." 

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