AustCham Shanghai Event Reminder: Tools & Systems Supporting Construction Development

Join AustCham Shanghai and experts from Bovis Lend Lease and Aconex to learn more about the latest online IT tools and systems supporting the construction industry.

Event date: Thursday 29 April 2010

Time: 8:00am-10:00am

Venue: Wilkhahn Showroom

Address: Room 602, Building 7, 10 Jian Guo Middle Road, Shanghai

Member Only Event Cost: 90RMB
Cost includes continental breakfast

RSVP Date: Monday 26 April 2010

Matthew Walsh from Aconex will present on how a robust and secure online document management system can greatly improve the efficiency in managing high-value projects in these industries. Because such high-value projects typically entail millions of documents and thousands of revisions and updates, a sound online document management system is critical to the success of such projects. Instead of managing a major construction project the old-fashioned paper trail way, implementing an IT document management and work collaboration system can save time and additional costs (eg. paper, print, courier costs), and mitigate any potential legal disputes with a reliable and secure online document audit trail.

Angus Wippell from Bovis Lend Lease will give a summary of how IT has been used in the construction industry over the last 20 years; how IT is changing the delivery method for developers and project managers; where China is at with the use of technology in the management of projects; the benefits of the use of systems such as project web and Aconex in the management of projects; and the challenges in China for using such systems for controlling project documentation in delivery of projects.

Guest Speakers:

Matthew Walsh, Chief Financial Officer, Aconex

Matthew is Chief Financial Officer at Aconex, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies. He joined the Melbourne-based, multinational IT firm following 20 years of experience in senior finance roles in North America, Europe and Australia with companies including KPMG, Colonial and Mayne Group.

Prior to Aconex, Matthew held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Austock Group Limited, a diversified investment and financial services group, where he oversaw the company’s IPO in December 2007. Before this, he was CFO of the Diagnostics Services Division of Mayne Group and held a similar role at Loomis Armored Inc., a Canadian logistics and cash handling services organization.

Angus Wippell, Project Director, Bovis Lend Lease Projects

Angus has been with Bovis Lend Lease for over 10 years and has worked in both Taiwan and now in China for 4 years. Angus has been the project director for BLL in the delivery of the Australian Pavilion at EXPO 2010. The Australian Pavilion was handed over to DFAT on time and to a high quality.

Reserve your attendance by Monday 26th April with Helen Li, Administrative Assistant via email: helen.li@austchamshanghai.com.

Walk In Policy: Please note that if you show up on the day of the event without a booking, you will be charged a 50RMB “walk in” fee if spaces are still available.

Cancellation Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing 24 hours in advance. AustCham will pass on any costs incurred for no shows to the people concerned.

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