BIM Collaboration and Handover Solutions Win 2015 Commercial Top Products Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX), provider of a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry, today announced that Constructech magazine has named Aconex Connected BIM and Aconex Smart Manuals as Top Products in the commercial sector for 2015. Aconex Connected BIM, launched in October 2014, was honored in the category of New Products. Aconex Smart Manuals, launched in February 2013, was recognized in the Trusted Products category.
"Contractors need technology that will help them remain competitive in an improving market," said Laura Black, editor, Constructech. "As always, big trends continue to be BIM, collaboration, mobile, and cloud. The products chosen this year are designed with the needs of the construction industry in mind."
According to Constructech, the award winners are selected on a variety of criteria, including the product's overall usefulness and uniqueness to the construction industry, as well as customer adoption and the growth of the product. The 2015 Top Products are featured in the March/April 2015 issue of Constructech.
Aconex Connected BIM -- Connecting Model Data, Project Data and Project Teams
Aconex Connected BIM extends the Aconex platform to manage building information modeling (BIM)(1) data and processes for project-wide collaboration between design and construction teams and handover to the owner. Project teams can share, consume and enrich models on a single integrated platform in the cloud. From their web browsers and mobile devices, team members can resolve issues early and produce a fully document visualization of the project that is ready for operation at handover. With a complete and accurate set of interconnected project data outside the model, owners can reduce operating costs, which account for up to 75% of total asset lifecycle costs.(2)
For more information on Aconex Connected BIM, please visit http://www.aconex.com/bim-management.
Aconex Smart Manuals -- Streamlining Handover for Contractors and Owners
Aconex Smart Manuals dramatically simplifies and improves the handover process, which historically has been labor-intensive, paper-based and fraught with risk. The solution extends the business benefits of the Aconex project collaboration platform to the transition from construction to operation and asset information management. Project team members collaborate in real time to compile digital documentation -- with a complete audit trail -- so that contractors are able to meet their obligations, close the account and move on to the next project. Owners can then proceed with confidence to realize the full value of their asset through efficient operation and maintenance.
For more information on Aconex Smart Manuals, please visit http://www.aconex.com/bim-management.
Aconex -- Connecting Teams for Successful Project Delivery
"The Constructech Top Products awards recognize solutions that help deliver successful construction projects," said Leigh Jasper, Aconex CEO. "The Aconex platform connects teams, processes and information for project-wide collaboration. Connected BIM further connects teams to models and BIM data. Smart Manuals provides both contractors and owners with complete, accurate and timely information for handover at practical completion. The benefits of these solutions to our customers are compelling -- improved efficiency, reduced risk, faster delivery, higher-quality built assets, and easier operability."
Aconex Limited 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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(1) Building information modeling (BIM) is also known as virtual design and construction (VDC), virtual project delivery (VPD) and multidimensional modeling.
(2) According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 60-70% of an asset's total lifecycle cost is incurred during the operation phase. The International Facility Management Association estimates this figure to be 75%.