For the construction industry, cloud technology platforms allow teams to easily share data between the various members of the project. Today, a number of companies are moving to the cloud.

For example, Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Inc., www.southerncrosscare.com.au, Parkside, South Australia, recently selected Aconex, www.aconex.com, Melbourne, Australia, to support the design, building, and handover of two major projects. These projects, which are aged care facilities that will be owned and operated by Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Inc., are planned for the Mount Barker and Myrtle Bank areas of South Australia.

How does the organization employ the Aconex platform? The technology is used to securely manage all project information and processes—including documents, drawings, communications, and workflows—and provides a complete snapshot of the projects from start to finish. Additionally, the not-for-profit organization selected Aconex Smart Manuals to support the compilation of digital operation and maintenance manuals during construction.

Daniel Rosato, development manager, Southern Cross Care, says Aconex Smart Manuals help owner-operators to control the construction and maintenance of facilities, with easier production of digital O&M manuals that are complete, accurate, and easy to manage.

With all project information secure in one place, work on the first project, an 80-bed aged care facility in Mount Barker, is now starting. With the Aconex platform, all project information is accessed and managed. This information includes RFIs (requests for information), architectural renderings and instructions, services and civil works details, specifications, technical guidelines, sketches, mark-ups, and change orders.

The company will use Aconex during the lifecycle of the project. The benefits include easy accessibility as well as version control of all documents, ensuring that everyone is always working with the latest version of every document.