aconex puts major university project in a class by itselfUK based University

Oracle Aconex

Revenue: 1.9 bn

Operations: UK

Employees: 11,000

Synopsis: The University of is a collegiate public research university in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, it is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university.

The 15-year master plan for the 150-hectare site includes 3,000 homes, 100,000 square meters of research space, 5,300 square meters of retail space, a senior living facility, a community center, a healthcare center, a primary school, child care facilities, a 130-room hotel, roads, a drainage system, and site infrastructure and landscaping. Challenges include:

  • Complex, multi-faceted project with many parts.
  • High public visibility.
  • Effective management of bidding and tendering process for contractors.
  • Processing of documents, communications and workflows according to uniform, coordinated procedures

The Oracle Aconex solution delivered a secure document management system. Custom workflows automate review and approval cycles, reducing complexity, improving data capture, and increasing control.

Aconex Field provided a platform for them to automate and standardize any inspection process and leverage real-time health and safety data to keep teams 100 percent accountable and demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.

Being able to control, monitor and manage such a complex set of requirements could be a risky affair, but using Oracle Aconex & P6 made this task far less risky. It also enabled

  • Project collaboration between all project participants on a single, secure system.
  • Real-time access, distribution, tracking, and archiving of files.
  • Automated workflows for review and approval.
  • Permanent audit trail.
  • Streamlined communication processes.
  • Proactive compliance with requirements.
  • Reduced cost.
  • Managed risk.
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