Aconex & RCC announce three-year agreement, Connected BIM to be used

Credit: Aconex
Credit: Aconex

Cloud collaboration corporation Aconex have announced their latest corporate partnership with a renowned Saudi Arabian construction company.

Ruwad Civil Construction (RCC) have signed a three-year deal with Aconex, which will see the Western Asian firm standardise the use of Aconex solutions across a series of their projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

RCC will implement Aconex’s Connected BIM tool into their workflow, allowing for “project-wide collaboration” to improve efficiency, reduce risk and ensure a faster delivery. According to Aconex Co-Founder Rob Phillpot, the tool guarantees “higher-quality built assets and easier operability”.

The first megaproject for Aconex’s products to be implemented as part of will be Jabal Omar Phase 4, a complex 42 month project comprising of 7 towers. Commenting on RCC’s upcoming use of Connected BIM amongst other of their collaboration solutions, Aconex’s Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Global Accounts, Henry Jones said: “Many highly visible civil engineering and construction projects are being undertaken in the KSA, and Jabal Omar is a striking example.

“For this megaproject, construction alone is complex, requiring coordination of many different organizations over multiple phases. In addition, timing and logistics are especially challenging due to religious activities. Aconex is pleased with the opportunity to bring this extraordinary development to life, and we look forward to helping RCC deliver many more projects in the future.”

Syed Irfan, Project Control Director at RCC, said that Aconex’s solutions will be “especially critical” for them: “Aconex is far more all-encompassing system than any of the alternatives that we considered,” stated Irfan. “With schedule demands and extreme logistics due to the observance of religious holidays, we knew we had to automate and accelerate every possible aspect of this very large, complex project. The platform’s document version control and search capabilities are especially critical for timely delivery of high-quality assets. Aconex makes life easy.”

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