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Aconex Limited
Industry Computer software
Founded Melbourne (2000)
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Key people
Leigh Jasper, CEO and co-founder
Robert Phillpot, SVP and co-founder
Products Aconex Platform, Aconex Connected BIM, Aconex Field, Aconex Handover
Revenue $123.4m AUD (2016)[1]

Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX) is a listed public Australian company providing mobile and web-based collaboration technologies for project information and process management (also sometimes described as project management or project extranet systems), on a software as a service (SaaS) basis, to clients in the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas sectors. With more than 70,000 user organizations globally,[2] Aconex provides the most widely used cloud-based, multi-company project collaboration solutions for construction and engineering.[3][citation needed]


Aconex was founded in 2000 by Leigh Jasper and Robert Phillpot to offer construction collaboration and procurement management services (its name is a concatenation of Australian Construction Exchange).[4] However, due to low market interest in web-based procurement, it focused on expanding its online collaboration services, growing domestic revenue rapidly during the first half of the 2000s.

By late 2004, Aconex had established a presence in the UK market,[4] and was expanding into other regions including southeast Asia and the Middle East. Its overseas activity helped it win the 'Emerging Exporter' award in the 2006 Australian Export Awards.[5]

In September 2008, Aconex secured an A$107.5m private equity investment from US-based technology investor Francisco Partners.[6][7] It has since established a substantial presence in North America.

By 2014, Aconex had served construction and engineering projects with an aggregate value of more than A$800 billion, across all major geographic markets, from more than 40 offices worldwide.[8]

The company completed its initial public offering (IPO) of ordinary shares on December 9, 2014 and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code ACX.[9]

In March 2016, Aconex acquired the Germany-based Conject Holding GmbH for A$96m.[10]

Products / services[edit]

Aconex services include:[11]

  • Construction project information and process management (managing processes, documents, drawings, building information models, communications, workflows, audit trails, and other project information online - both mobile and web access)
  • Construction field management (managing field inspections and issues from mobile devices)
  • O&M manuals (developing digital operation and maintenance manuals for post-construction handover to asset owner and dynamic management of asset information)
  • BIM data and process management (accessing and managing BIM models at the object level for project management)
  • Interface management (identifying and resolving interface issues on oil and gas projects)

In 2011, the company launched an online bidding network, branded BidContender.[12] In 2011 and 2012, the company launched Aconex Mobile - mobile applications (iPhone and iPad) for access to the Aconex online collaboration platform.[13] In 2012, the company launched Aconex Field - a mobile field inspection and issues management solution for the iPhone and iPad,[14] and an Android version followed in 2013. Also in 2013, the company launched Aconex Smart Manuals - a collaboration solution for the post-construction handover of digital operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals.[15] In 2014, the company launched Aconex Connected BIM - an extension of the Aconex platform for BIM project collaboration[16] - and Aconex Handover - a suite of post-construction handover solutions that includes Smart Manuals and Dynamic Manuals, a mobile solution for asset information management.[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aconex Reports FY16 Results: $123.4m Revenue, $13.6m EBITDA", Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "How can we help?". Aconex. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Aconex | Online Project Management | Document Management Software | Project Collaboration for Construction and Engineering". Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b Wilkinson, P. (2005) Construction Collaboration Technologies: The Extranet Evolution Taylor & Francis, London.
  5. ^ 2006 Australian Export Awards National Winners "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  6. ^ "Aconex lands private equity deal", The Age, 22 September 2008,
  7. ^ "Aconex gears for expansion after $107.5 million injection", Andrew Colley, Australian IT, 22 September 2008,
  8. ^ Construction IT (Finally) Completes the 'Tower of Babel': Interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper,
  9. ^ Australian Securities Exchange website
  10. ^ Yueyang, Maggie Lu (18 March 2016). "Aconex snaps up Conject for $96m". The Australian. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Online collaboration for project information management with Aconex
  12. ^ A look at BidConTender,
  13. ^ The Future of Construction Technology,[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ Aconex Touts Integration with New Field App,
  15. ^ New Product Aims to Ease Operations and Maintenance Handover for Capital Projects,
  16. ^ Project Management System Aims to Share and Enrich Building Information Models With Facility Data Tom Sawyer. Engineering News-Record, October 29, 2014.
  17. ^ Aconex Launches Dynamic Manuals for Mobile Handover,"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2014-11-07.