Law In Order Enhances Construction Project Dispute Resolution: Streamlining Data Collection with Aconex Data Collector

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  • Posted on 22 August 2023

Law In Order Innovation has introduced Aconex Data Collector, a tool that streamlines data collection in construction project disputes. The tool automates the cumbersome manual process, safeguarding vital metadata and supporting eDiscovery reviews. It allows for structured gathering of Documents, Transmittals, and Mails from Aconex, using an API Key provided by clients to ensure accuracy and completeness. The system is compatible with established review platforms like Relativity and Nuix Discover, enhancing the efficacy of Early Case Assessment (ECA).

In construction project disputes, the traditional approach of manually gathering files from Aconex projects comes with inherent risks. Vital metadata can be lost, and communication threads might be disrupted, not to mention the considerable time and inefficiency involved in this process.

However, Law In Order Innovation has pioneered a cutting edge solution, revolutionising  data collection to deliver a swift, seamless, and efficient review process saving valuable time.

Aconex Data Collector is a tailor-made tool that seamlessly gathers digital information, ensuring data remains intact and accessible for subsequent investigation, either in the Nuix Logical Evidence or Relativity Load file format. It strategically supports the eDiscovery review procedure by facilitating the collection of Documents, Transmittals, and Mails from Aconex. The collection process is meticulously structured, allowing Law In Order to collect Document and Mail/Transmittal stores either as cohesive units or as separate entities.

To ensure utmost accuracy for data size and quantity of documents, emails, and their attachments, clients provide essential information such as the API Key. By enabling API functionality, a request to Aconex delivers a straightforward process and Law In Order guarantees the completeness of the data collection process.

Every standard field within Aconex is methodically gathered and appropriately aligned for review on established platforms like Relativity and Nuix Discover. When Law In Order undertakes the collection process for emails and attachments, a comprehensive approach is adopted. This encompasses both local attachments and the attached registered documents, ensuring that family bundles of data are comprehensively amassed.

The size of the collected data is contingent upon the amalgamation of Documents, Mails, local attachments, and registered attachments. It's important to note that Early Case Assessment (ECA) is only meaningfully conducted once this holistic collection of Mails/Attachments and Documents store is achieved.

Transitioning from the collection phase, Law In Order seamlessly progresses to document processing. This processed data finds its place within the repository or review workspace, allowing it to undergo ECA and Review processes in a user-friendly manner.

Difference between documents, transmittals, and mail


A document is a digital record of information relevant to the project and is amended and updated over time. Drawings, schedules, and specifications are examples of project documents. Once uploaded to your organization's document register, everyone in your organisation can see it, enabling easy collaboration on the current revision.


A transmittal is used to send updated documents to organisations working on the project. All the document details, such as revision and revision date are included in the transmittal.


Mail is used for everyday communications and processes between project collaborators. You can attach documents to a mail but attaching them won’t upload them into the document register - you or the recipient do that separately. No document details are captured in mail either. The file is simply attached and sent.

Learn more about how to avoid the inherent risks that come with the traditional approach of manually gathering files from Aconex projects involving construction projects disputes.

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