Missouri-based engineering designers Burns & McDonnell are Aconex’s newest business partners and will benefit from Aconex’s collaboration platform for project information and process management, as well as accessing document control and workflow management programs.
As aforementioned, use of Connected BIM is part of the deal, a product that in the words of Aconex co-founder Rob Phillpot, “fulfills BIM’s true promise – improved efficiency, reduced risk, faster delivery, higher-quality built assets, and easier operability”.
From their web browser of choice, users of Aconex 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.
“Aconex is a key component of our strategic initiative to standardize project delivery worldwide,” explained Ty Blackburn, Burns & McDonnell’s Project Management Director. “The platform’s Software-as-a-Service model enables rapid deployment and configuration flexibility to address a wide range of project requirements, while supporting a culture of trust and accountability for our project partners. Aconex has broad, deep experience in meeting the needs of global EPCs for large, complex developments. In addition, its customer service and support are exceptional.”
Aconex responded to the news also. Their General Manager of the Americas, Frank Kopas said: “This enterprise agreement underscores our continued penetration of global EPCs as well as our traction in the U.S. construction and infrastructure sectors. We look forward to helping Burns & McDonnell continue to deliver innovative projects in an efficient manner, while delivering exceptional client service throughout the various industry sectors that they serve. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with them in supporting their clients’ success.”
More information on the deal can be found over at Aconex’s website.