Leading U.S. Construction Firm Adopts Solutions to Manage Handover for BIM Project
MIRAMAR, FL -- Jan 22, 2015 -- Aconex (ASX: ACX), provider of a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry, today announced that Hensel Phelps has selected Aconex to streamline data collection for handover on the U.S. Federal Office Building project in Miramar, Florida.
Founded in 1937, Hensel Phelps is one of the largest U.S. construction companies. As a general contractor, construction manager and design-builder, Hensel Phelps builds commercial, institutional, industrial, defense, and other specialty projects, with one of the strongest records for on-time delivery and cost-effective performance.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected Hensel Phelps as the design-builder for the 380,000-square-foot, US$160-million regional headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The new office building will consolidate local agency forces throughout South Florida. Building information management (BIM) technology was deployed to facilitate project team collaboration through the design and construction phases.
Digital Handover for 30% Time Savings
Hensel Phelps utilized Aconex Smart Manuals, which provides a collaborative digital handover solution for construction and engineering projects. Contractors can electronically capture, review and assemble the documentation required for operation and maintenance (O&M) of the built asset during the project and deliver it to the asset owner on practical completion.
The digital O&M manuals are stored in the secure cloud to ensure their safety in the event of a natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. The manuals' unique "click, browse and search" interface makes O&M data immediately useful and relevant to facility managers, who also have the option to update the information.
For the U.S. Federal Office Building project, Hensel Phelps used Aconex Smart Manuals to deliver digital O&M manuals that included all BIM data.
"After a thorough four-month evaluation, only Aconex met the detailed handover requirements of our client for BIM and facility management," said Derek Hoffine. "With Aconex Smart Manuals, we reduced the number of hours to import all of the project data for O&M manuals by at least 30%. We were processing up to 1,000 documents a day, which would have taken weeks to manage manually. Smart Manuals is a simple, out-of-the box solution that doesn't require users to learn sophisticated hardware or software."
For more information on Aconex Smart Manuals, please see http://www.aconex.com/operation-and-maintenance-manual.
"We're pleased that Hensel Phelps chose Aconex Smart Manuals for the U.S. Federal Office Building project," said Frank Kopas, general manager of the Americas at Aconex. "This solution is a critical element of end-to-end collaboration for information and process management throughout the project lifecycle -- from design to construction to handover to operations."
Aconex provides a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry. This platform gives owners and contractors in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors project-wide visibility and control between the many different organizations collaborating across their projects. With more than 50,000 user organizations and over A$800 billion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry's most widely adopted and trusted platform. Founded in 2000, Aconex has 41 offices in 22 countries around the world, including headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and San Francisco, California. The company's ordinary shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code ACX.
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