About the Customer
Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. Their multi-disciplined staff of more than 6000 employee-owners includes engineers, architects, construction experts, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. The business it's based in Kansas City, Missouri. Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned and it was #15 on FORTUNE's 2015 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. It was ranked #17 in the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) in 2015.
Scope and Challenges
Aconex Limited, a provider of a leading cloud collaboration platform for the global construction industry on the 19th of January, 2016 announced an enterprise agreement with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company. Burns & McDonnell wanted a component that will help them to standardize project delivery worldwide.
Outcome and Implications
The agreement provides Burns & McDonnell with unlimited use of the Aconex collaboration platform for project information and process management. In addition to document control, workflow management, tendering, and reporting, the agreement includes Connected BIM for building information modeling (BIM) collaboration and Aconex Mobile construction apps.
“The platform’s Software-as-a-Service model enables rapid deployment and configuration flexibility to address a wide range of project requirements while supporting a culture of trust and accountability for our project partners. Aconex has broad, deep experience in meeting the needs of global EPCs for large, complex developments. In addition, its customer service and support are exceptional.” said Ty Blackburn, project management director at Burns & McDonnell.
“This enterprise agreement underscores our continued penetration of global EPCs as well as our traction in the U.S. construction and infrastructure sectors,” said Frank Kopas, general manager of the Americas at Aconex. “We look forward to helping Burns & McDonnell continue to deliver innovative projects in an efficient manner while delivering exceptional client service throughout the various industry sectors that they serve. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with them in supporting their clients’ success.”
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