iChannel Helps Portman Holdings Manage the Development of the Tallest Building in Northeast Asia
Industry: Commercial real estate
Challenge: Management of international development project
Solution: iChannel Documentation Management and Portal
Result: Provided secure world-wide documentation management
The Portman Consortium was developing approximately 1,500-acres of land re-claimed from the Yellow Sea in Songdo, a new community located approximately 30 km from Seoul, Korea. Songdo is one of three Free Economic Zones created in Incheon for the purposes of promoting a living and working environment suitable for companies doing business in the global marketplace. John Portman and Associates (JP&A), an international architectural firm, provided all master planning, and was the lead architect for the development.
The Songdo project, to be completed in phases, called for approximately 6.5 million square meters of developed space with an estimated cost of more than $11 billion. Challenged not only with the volume of information involved but also the submission and approval processes, JP&A turned to Conarc, Inc.
iChannel provides consultants across the world with access to secure web portals to submit their documents for review. Consultants have real time access to approved documents for the entire development group.
- Secure, worldwide access to documents
- Control of review process
- Real time access to approved documents
iChannel’s web portals provided consultants across the world with access to secure web portals to submit their documents for review. JP&A is then able to control the review process and only distribute approved documents. Consultants have real time access to approved documents for the entire development group. Global document collaboration made easy with iChannel.
About Portman Holdings
Headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India, Portman Holdings is the development division of the Portman companies, a real estate owner, developer and architectural firm, founded in 1953. Its other divisions include AmericasMart, the largest wholesale market of its kind in the world; and John Portman and Associates, one of the world’s most prestigious architectural firms.