Oracle Aconex for Design-Build—Datasheet

Key benefits

  • Control, insights, effortless handover, and fast time to value
  • The unique data ownership model drives adoption—providing a single source of project truth
  • A single source of truth helps eliminate errors and multiple data entry
  • Connects design and delivery teams—the entire supply chain—both internally and externally
  • Manages processes across the entire lifecycle with complete control and visibility
  • Configure the platform to match specific processes and adapt as you grow
  • In-built model coordination capabilities require no specialist software
  • A complete, unalterable project record and audit trail minimizes disputes and risk
  • Easy for project teams to work faster & more safely, without errors
  • In-depth reporting and insights drive continuous learning and process improvement

Industry-leading project management and collaboration technology

The Oracle Aconex cloud platform manages information and processes for the world’s largest construction and engineering projects. With more than 6 million users and more than US$1 trillion of project value delivered in 70 countries, it is the industry’s most widely adopted and trusted platform.

Oracle Aconex is ideally suited to the unique requirements of design-build projects. Aconex connects design and delivery teams by eliminating barriers to collaboration, increasing adoption and data sharing, and capturing a complete project record. Highly configurable, Aconex provides process visibility and control, backed by an unalterable audit trail that minimizes disputes and keeps design-build projects on schedule for successful completion.

The challenges of design-build projects

Design-build is becoming increasingly popular as a project delivery method, offering significant time and cost savings compared to traditional project delivery methods. Compared to design-bid-build, design-build projects are constructed 36% faster and delivered 102% faster—with 3.8% less cost growth. Despite the advantages, design-build also creates challenges that can impact successful project delivery:

  • How can I ensure seamless collaboration across the design and construction teams?
  • How can I manage the unique requirements of design AND construction of the project?
  • How can I align design and construction when both are occurring simultaneously?

Oracle Aconex—open collaboration and data sharing

The Aconex data ownership model addresses the challenges of design-build projects. With it, every project organization has their own private and secure workspace, owning and controlling their data and access to that data. Combined with an unalterable audit trail, this builds trust in the platform, driving adoption, collaboration, and data sharing—capturing a complete project record on one platform.

A trusted and adopted platform, capturing complete process data across the lifecycle, maximizes data quality, providing the visibility and control to better drive performance and improve processes.

Aconex: Connect teams, processes, and data across the entire project lifecycle.


Secure document management

Easily manage millions of documents and models without limits on data or participants, including any size, type, or number of files:

  • Strict version control avoids errors, ensuring everyone is working off the latest documents
  • Custom workflows automate review and approval cycles, reducing complexity, improving data capture, and increasing control
  • Workflow tracking and reporting provides real-time analysis to identify and solve bottlenecks before they cause delays
  • Work packaging makes it easier to track and control processes, from design and construction to sign-off and completion

Advanced communications and forms

Avoid the limitations of manual correspondence with a standardized digital process providing project-wide access and visibility. From designing forms to creating fields, configure Aconex to your processes and capture the right data in the right format:

  • Set mail routing to automate and standardize business processes, ensuring best practices and minimizing the chance of human error
  • Easily track process communications, keep up to date on progress, avoid or solve bottlenecks, and reduce RFI turnaround times by 50 percent
  • All correspondence is automatically logged and cannot be deleted, providing a complete project record and unalterable audit trail

Simplified model coordination

Connect teams, models, and project data in a secure collaborative environment:

  • Seamlessly share, review, and contribute to models without specialized software
  • Provide model access to the entire project team
  • Utilize a single platform to raise, communicate, and manage the coordination process with a dashboard to control and monitor progress
  • Easily import and open Revit files directly within Aconex
  • Use the integrated Aconex mobile app to provide access to models and data onsite

Oracle Aconex Project Controls Cloud Service screenshot
Figure 1: Seamlessly connect teams, models and project data.

Integrated project controls

Gain visibility into budgets, forecasts, and projective outcomes to enable early corrective action:

  • Track and report on any project level with unlimited work breakdown structure elements, control accounts, and work packages
  • Use earned value methods such as cost-performance-index (CPI) and schedule-performance-index (SPI) to forecast your costs
  • Keep budgets and schedules in sync using one-click integration with Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
  • Track portfolio and project performance with real-time cost tracking and variance analysis


Jobsite mobility

Experience real time collaboration and control of jobsite processes from one integrated app. Capture, track, and share project information from anywhere on the jobsite.

  • One integrated app to manage documents, correspondence, models, and inspections
  • Real time collaboration with access to the latest data and drawings
  • Fully integrated with Aconex, providing a single and complete project record

Automate and standardize any inspection with Oracle Aconex Field

  • Tailor issue capture to your needs and capture the data most important to you, including defects, snags, and punch lists
  • Keep using your existing forms exactly as they are and complete them in Aconex Field, eliminating paper or other inefficiencies
  • Leverage real-time health and safety data to keep teams accountable and to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Minimize delays and risks by recognizing red flags early with in-depth visual dashboards that provide insights at the portfolio, project, or organizational level
Automate and standardize any inspection process with Aconex Field
Figure 2: Real time onsite collaboration from one integrated mobile app.

Oracle Aconex project data archive

Establish a complete and accurate project record that is instantly retrievable and fully searchable.

  • Securely access a central record of all captured project documents and communications on-premises or in the cloud
  • Control and manage risk by better supporting quality assurance requirements and avoiding, or more quickly resolving, claims and disputes

The Aconex design-build difference

  • The unique Aconex data ownership model eliminates barriers to team collaboration, increasing adoption and data sharing, while capturing a complete project record on one system
  • An unalterable audit trail tracks and captures every project decision, ensuring accountability and minimizing disputes
  • A trusted platform and rock-solid audit trail drive adoption, visibility, a single source of truth, and minimizes disputes
  • Connected processes and data drive performance, insights, continuous learning, and control
  • The platform grows with you—set up flexible processes based on how you work and change as your processes develop
  • Secure and compliant, meeting the highest international security standards
  • Delivers quick time to value—fast to deploy, easy to configure, and fully running in days
  • Unparalleled service and support gets your projects off to the best possible start and helps keep them going smoothly

See how Aconex drives efficiency in design and construction coordination, project controls, and cost management.