Aconex , a leading provider of IT solutions to the construction industry, has opened for business in Shanghai and has plans for at least two more offices in China this year.

Leigh Jasper, Aconex Managing Director, says : “Following our success in Hong Kong, and the rapid uptake of Aconex across Asia, the company believes now is the perfect time to launch in mainland China.”

Aconex provides an online information management service that replaces the use of paper documents on construction projects. Aconex stores project data - such as drawings, building plans and correspondence - online.

This enables companies working on a construction project to view, track and share their documents at any time, from any location; meaning that even if a design team is spread across the world they can still work together on a project through using Aconex.The overall result of using Aconex is increased management control and staff productivity, and reduced administrative costs and risk.

Leigh Jasper adds : “Global uptake of the Aconex solution tripled in 2005 and is forecasted to triple again in 2006. Aconex is the leading provider of online information management solutions across Asia-Pacific and we are looking forward to servicing China’s thriving construction market.”