Aconex has entered into a three-year enterprise agreement with leading global EPC firm Bechtel to standardise the use of Aconex’s cloud collaboration platform across all their projects worldwide.

Aconex is a provider of a leading cloud-based construction collaboration software for the global construction industry. Bechtel is one of the world’s largest engineering, project management and construction (EPC) firms. The three-year agreement will standardise the use of the Aconex cloud platform across all Bechtel business units globally in a phased implementation.

Under the agreement, Bechtel will implement all new projects on the Aconex platform as part of a multi-year plan to replace their existing internal document and record management system with project-wide collaboration. The user-based terms of the agreement enables Bechtel to add an unlimited number of platform users to its projects over time. Aconex plans to introduce new product functionality to add value to the Bechtel partnership.

Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper comments that the enterprise agreement reflects their growing relationship with Bechtel across a range of global projects. He explained that some of the world’s leading EPCs and contractors are increasingly trusting the Aconex platform to manage their largest and most complex developments. Additionally, the network effects of Bechtel’s industry presence and project partnerships are helping Aconex drive new business in multiple regions.

Bechtel projects managed on the Aconex platform include Riyadh Metro, a rapid transit system in Saudi Arabia with a total project value of approximately US$23 billion; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Berryessa Phase I and II, a US$7-billion extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system to the San Jose metropolitan area; Antapaccay Copper Mine in southern Peru, a US$1.5-billion expansion of a brownfield copper mine owned and operated by Glencore (formerly Xstrata); and Muscat International Airport, a US$1.1-billion air transportation infrastructure project in Oman.

Under the enterprise agreement, Bechtel will use Aconex to automate key work processes; content, document and record management; and overall information management across its project teams. Aconex will support the entire project lifecycle from feasibility and design through construction, inspections, handover, and asset operation. For building information modelling (BIM) projects, Aconex will facilitate full collaboration between the design and construction teams.