Dubai Airports Corporation has signed a five-year enterprise agreement with Aconex to use its systems to help manage virtually all small to medium-sized construction projects that are integral to operations at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).
In line with Dubai Airports’ aggressive growth plans, DXB and DWC are under constant construction. Through 2021, Dubai Airports expects to undertake more than a hundred smaller infrastructure projects.
Throughout all projects, normal airport operations must be maintained with minimal to no impact on passenger and cargo traffic. The coordination and collaboration among many stakeholders ̶ such as Airport Operations, Engineering Services, over 100 individual airlines, customs, immigration, police, fire, and various government bodies ̶ is essential to on-time delivery, passenger experience and increasing airport capacity.
“The efficient transfer of project information between stakeholders is a very critical success factor for us,” said Development Director Lawrence Vincent-Edwards. “Accordingly, all stakeholders need to be in the loop to ensure operations run smoothly and passenger service is not affected.”
The Aconex platform will be used for tendering, design reviews, document control, workflows and approvals, change management, analytics and reporting.
“It ensures that everybody receives the information at the same time and allows us to track the receipt of information,” said Mr. Vincent-Edwards. “We can see where the flow of information is being held up and monitor performance such as response times for requests for information (RFIs) and document reviews.”
Aconex Field helps safety and quality inspectors identify and document defects and their precise location through the capture of photos, drawings and geographical references for assignment to subcontractors.