Aconex wins Regent Emirates Pearl contract
The company will provide web-based solutions to all construction and engineering partners
Construction collaboration solutions provider Aconex, has won a contract to provide its web-based project management system for the Regent Emirates Pearl hotel in Abu Dhabi, which is currently under construction.
The system will provide all parties involved in the development with a secure document management and access system.
"During the design and construction of Regent Emirates Pearl, we anticipate that hundreds of project team members will exchange tens of thousands of documents and correspondence items, including drawings, reports and RFIs. Without a collaboration system such as Aconex, managing and tracking this volume of data would be extremely difficult, increasing the risk of disputes and delays," said Peter Hedlund, Aconex general manager Middle East.
Project members with system rights will be able to access, distribute and archive their data in real time at any time from any location.
"On complex joint venture projects such as this, efficient cross-company communication is crucial for on-time delivery. It's therefore important that the project team has the systems in place to support open communication and information sharing. By enabling the fast retrieval and dissemination of files and correspondence, Aconex will help us to meet our compressed schedule," said Saeed Ahmed Seddiq Al Mutawaa, CEO of Emirates Pearl for Development and Investment.
The 240-meter tall, 45-floor Regent Emirates Pearl is scheduled to open in 2012 and will have 377 rooms and suites and 60 furnished apartments. The building is being constructed by the Arabian Construction Company and is being delivered by Emirates Pearl for Development and Investment, a joint venture company formed by TDIC and Atlas Telecom.
"The experience and expertise we've gained from supporting developments such as Dubai Metro, Dubai Sports City and Yas Island has provided us with an unparalleled ability to service major projects, and we look forward to continuing our growth across the region," said Hedlund.