A solution implementation by the City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia, to manage project-wide information and processes for a government infrastructure and community development project to create the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, was announced by Aconex, www.aconex.com, San Bruno, Calif., a provider of a cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry.

The nine-story building will not only provide access to printed and digital information but also serve as a community hub in the center of Geelong. It will replace a 50-year-old, two-story building that housed a library and separate heritage center  with a much larger facility, offering cutting-edge technology and spaces to encourage interactive learning.

Envisioned as an iconic addition to Geelong’s architectural and cultural landscape, the new Library & Heritage Centre’s design features a geodesic dome constructed of glass and reinforced concrete designed by Melbourne firm ARM Architecture, www.a-r-m.com.au.

With completion expected in late 2015, the A$45.5 million development is the single largest construction project ever undertaken by the City of Greater Geelong. Jointly funded by the City, the State of Victoria, and the Australian Commonwealth Government, the high-profile development is required to meet the terms of strict grant agreements, as well as funding guidelines and timelines.

After successfully deploying Aconex to manage pre-construction information and processes, the City is now using the online collaboration platform for tendering, document control, and workflow management, and Aconex Field for field inspections and defect management.

With Aconex Field, inspection teams can quickly and accurately enter data in the field, attach site photos, and directly assign defect resolution to the responsible contractor. Though contractors and architects may be in geographically dispersed locations, via cloud storage, Aconex gives team members immediate access to project information, correspondence, and both current and prior versions of documents.

The multi-company project team consists of more than 330 individuals from more than 100 different organizations. More than 100,000 registered documents have been generated and revised so far during the course of the project.

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