Confluence Uses Aconex for Hyatt Andaz New Delhi Project

Confluence Uses Aconex for Hyatt Andaz New Delhi Project 
Reports 30-45% Efficiency Gains With Online Collaboration 
NEW DELHI, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  Aconex, provider of
the world's most widely used online project collaboration solutions
for the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas
industries, has been deployed by Confluence, a global project and
construction management firm, for the building of the Hyatt Andaz New
Delhi hotel.
 Located in Aerocity, near Indira Gandhi International
Airport, the project involves a 1.2-million-square-foot development
with 585 guest rooms, serviced apartments and townhouses, a large
central courtyard, and banquet and meeting rooms.  
The hotel is scheduled for completion in 2014 and designed to achieve
the India Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) rating. It will be managed under the Andaz
brand by Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Juniper Hotels Private Limited. 
Confluence, Juniper Hotels and a team of consultants in Europe, the
Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North America use the Aconex online
collaboration platform to access, distribute, track, and store all
project information, documents and correspondence.  
According to Anil Gautam, construction manager at C
onfluence, the
Aconex platform has thus far enabled the project team to increase
information management efficiency by approximately 30-45%. Related
benefits include improved team communications, fast search and
document retrieval, strong data security, and a permanent audit trail
of all project transactions to resolve disputes and ensure
"I've previously been on projects that have used FTP (file transfer
protocol), which is essentially a big, open folder that everyone can
see and access," said Gautam. "It's also possible to delete files,
which is a big risk. With Aconex, there's a thread of all
communication, showing who did what and when, and because there are
no file size limits, nobody can say that their mail has bounced."  
Gautam added that Confluence recommended Aconex for the Andaz New
Delhi project because of its success with the platform on the Marina
Bay Sands development in Singapore and several large projects in the
Middle East. Aconex is also being used by some of India's industry
leaders, including L&T, Reliance Infrastructure and Tata Power. 
Andy Lake, general manager of Asia at Aconex, commented: "Andaz New
Delhi is an important win for us in India's rapidly growing
hospitality infrastructure. Online collaboration for project
management is showing solid traction in the regional construction
market, and we look forward to capturing our full share of new
About Aconex
 Aconex provides the world's most widely used
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for managing information,
processes and people throughout the lifecycle of construction and
engineering projects across multiple industries. The Aconex suite of
solutions -- secure, neutral and centralized -- enables owners,
contractors and project managers to reduce the cost and risk inherent
in capital projects of all sizes and improve efficiency, productivity
and accountability for all project participants. Aconex has served
projects valued at more than US$700 billion, with over 300,000 users.
Customers include nine of the world's top ten engineering procurement
and construction (EPC) firms, 23 of the 25 largest global design
firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering firms.
For more information and examples of Aconex in action, see Follow Aconex on Twitter at @aconex and on LinkedIn
Aconex Contact:
Tod Bottari
Communications Director
+1 650 731 3309  
Will Turbet
Asia Marketing Manager
+61 3 9240 0200 
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