Aconex  will provide its online collaboration solution to two National Properties LLC residential developments in Dubai, UAE – the AED1.5 billion (US$400m) Skycourts in Dubailand and the AED436 million ($120m) Flamingo Creek in The Lagoons.

Through using Aconex, National Properties and its project partners will be able to manage their documents and correspondence using one central, online platform.

This will allow them to view, distribute and track their files electronically at any time and from any location – improving efficiency and reducing the costs associated with managing paper documents.

Set for completion in 2009, Skycourts will include 2,836 apartments in six towers.

Residents will enjoy facilities such as a swimming pool, health club, restaurants and shops, in one of the prime locations of Dubai. Flamingo Creek is a luxury residential and retail development in The Lagoons.

Jamal Mustafa, projects director of National Properties said: “We believe that Aconex will contribute to the success of our projects. Aconex has proven to be an effective way of saving time and money.

It is a user-friendly online data management tool that alleviates the complexity of the project in the management and financial aspects. Vital information is disseminated to the project team in a fast, easy and cost saving way.

"Some of the benefits we have already experienced in using Aconex are: preventing the loss of vital information; easy access to information – anytime and anywhere as long as you can connect to the net; paperless documentation; and online collaboration with other organizations.”

Aconex managing director, Leigh Jasper, said: “As with most residential developments in Dubai, time is of the essence, and so information needs to be exchanged quickly and efficiently between the project team.

Aconex will support on-time delivery of these developments by ensuring fast access to, and distribution of, drawings and documentation.”