A joint venture between Murray & Roberts and Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded the contract for the construction of a 739 bedroom hospital in Abu Dhabi.

With the need to proactively manage project cost and value, the Middle East joint venture embarked on a review of business systems to select a solution that will ensure delivery of this project on time and within budget. Both partners have corporate finance and ERP systems in place, but decided these couldn’t meet the detailed commercial management needs of the project. With many of the senior management team having experienced Causeway on the £18bn Al Raha Beach Resort project, also in Abu Dhabi, Causeway were shortlisted and reviewed as a potential supplier alongside other providers. Commercial Director of the joint venture, Jason Lowe, commented:

“Causeway has a strong track record of delivering project accounting software for major construction projects making this a low risk decision. We were very impressed with Causeway Project Accounting which offers us the full commercial control we require ensuring we proactively manage cost and value to maximise profitability on this project.”

Causeway Project Accounting (CPA) will be integrated to the joint venture’s corporate finance system, JD Edwards, along with the existing estimating and project planning systems. Jason added:

“Corporate finance systems simply do not meet the detailed commercial needs of a construction project. Causeway’s proposition offers integration with a company’s existing finance system and we were therefore able to embrace the project needs without compromise to our corporate IT strategy.”

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