DSI adopts modern technology in regional projects
Aconex to enable Drake and Scull International (DSI) to manage its project data and documents across all offices and projects. The agreement between two entities will implement highly advanced Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) platform built for construction and engineering.
Through the use of the Aconex solution, DSI will be able to improve document control, increase productivity, reduce print outs, and recover lost time.
Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE), said: “We have selected Aconex to implement its project collaboration solution across all DSI offices and project operations with an aim to reduce project risks, increase productivity and improve efficiencies.
“The increasing complexity of our projects and volumes of correspondence, combined with the increase in our workforce, necessitate the need to centralize and simplify project collaboration and document management.”
Using the Connected BIM capabilities of Aconex, DSI has also increased the adoption of modern technologies such as building information modelling (BIM), allowing for real time three-dimensional (3D) analysis of construction designs to identify structural weaknesses, heat signatures and design solutions well ahead of mobilisation on sites.
Within the last few months, DSI has successfully deployed Aconex on a number of key projects, including the AED1.1bn Lamar Towers, the AED477m Salboukh expatriate Residential Compound and the AED190m Al Dara Hospital, all in Saudi Arabia, and the AED180m Al Reef Residence in the U.A.E.