Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd., www.royhill.com.au, one of Australia’s largest integrated iron ore mining, rail, and port companies, needed a way to easily manage all of the project-management details on a construction project.

As such, the organization chose technology from Aconex, www.aconex.com, San Bruno, Calif., which is a provider of construction project-management software. And it was a meeting of the minds.

According to Steven Brant, general manager of Australia and New Zealand at Aconex, Roy Hill and the majority of its contractors are now using the Aconex platform as a single source of project information management and collaboration for the construction and operation phases of the project. With the incorporation of best practices, the mine and operations can start production on schedule.

The platform is currently being used by approximately 23 different organizations involved in the project, and this number is growing as additional operational contracts are engaged. The value of the technology is significant, as project teams manage and respond to contractual communications, share and update documents and drawings, and execute project-defined workflows for process control and document reviews and approvals—all in a controlled manner with a full audit trail designed for fast, easy searches.

What’s at the root of this project’s success? It’s the application of technology across all engineering and operations, according to the company. The core is the neutral cloud-based platform, which would enable the company to control business documentation for improved efficiency and accuracy, while managing risk and regulatory compliance.

For large commercial construction projects, the use of technology has almost become inevitable. One of the key components is considering how the different organizations involved in the project will have access to the data.