Australian health care provider Southern Cross Care is set to deploy Aconex Cloud platform for support two major construction projects.
The Cloud provider, which specialises in construction and engineering projects, will support the design, building and handover of its Myrtle Bank and Mount Barker sites.
The projects, aged care facilities which will be owned and operated by Southern Cross Care (SA and NT), are planned for the Mount Barker and Myrtle Bank areas of South Australia.
Southern Cross Care will use the Aconex platform to securely manage all project information and processes – including documents, drawings, communications, and workflows – and provide a complete snapshot of the projects from start to finish.
The not-for-profit organization also selected Aconex Smart Manuals to support the compilation of digital operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals during construction.
Southern Cross Care development manager, Daniel Rosato, said it was important, as an owner-operator, to control the construction and maintenance of our facilities.
“By using the Aconex platform, we can ensure that all documents and communications involved in the projects are processed the same way," he said.
"This not only speeds delivery and improves quality, but also reduces overall risk.
"With Aconex Smart Manuals, we can produce digital O&M manuals that are complete, accurate and easy to manage.”
Work on the first project, an 80-bed aged care facility in Mount Barker, is now ramping up.
All project information is accessed and managed on the Aconex platform.
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.
Southern Cross Care expects that up to 140 members of the project team will use Aconex during the lifecycle of the project.
They can access the secure, Cloud-based platform from any office or field site.
Aconex maintains version control of all documents, ensuring that everyone is always working with the latest version of every document.
It is also using Aconex for the master plan of its Myrtle Bank site, which will include an aged care facility, residential apartments, and the restoration of a registered state heritage building.
Aconex, general manager A/NZ, Steve Brant, said he was seeing innovative companies such as Southern Cross Care take ownership of the construction process for their facilities.
“By actively managing the process themselves, they maintain ownership of all information access and workflows, mitigating the risk associated with a second party controlling the flow of documents, communications and decisions.”