Leading cloud collaboration business Aconex have announced details of their involvement in another mega-project to add to their ever-growing roster, the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Building Information Modelling is being implemented across all projects within the 40 hectare site in Hong Kong and will be one of the world’s largest cultural hotspots. Facilities currently in development include 17 performing arts facilities, a museum and a park as well as additional public spaces.
Aconex’s Connected BIM will be utilised as the firm manage project information and processes for the HK$21.6-billion venture. Users of Connected BIM can work in synergy with their colleagues, creating new models in the usual way before using simple plug-ins to transfer them to the Aconex’s dedicated BIM Cloud. There, the user is given the option to merge models together – even when made by different authors.
Connected BIM will facilitate handover of the overall site model and all project information to the WKCDA (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) at the end of construction for each project.
Dr. Stewart Wan, Head of ICT Planning and Construction Management at WKCDA described Aconex’s involvement as “a must-have in today’s construction environment”. High praise indeed on what is shaping up to be one of the world’s most exciting BIM projects.