Technology is the key to improving the construction sector

Friday, October 6th, 2017

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Up until recently, the construction sector was reluctant to digitising its processes and the way in which they work.

Being stuck in a traditional mindset whilst being surrounded by modern obstacles is costing the construction sector time and money whilst severely hindering productivity and efficiency.

The process of storing files, designs and communications on-premise was once sufficient but, as buildings become more complicated and demands become more specific, the processes need to be adapted to reach the desires of those who will benefit the work.

So, how is technology the key to improving the construction sector?

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Gone are the days of handling mountains of blueprints and transferring them from one site to another. BIM Level 2 compliance was introduced by the Government to improve efficiency whilst reducing the risk of error. By storing BIM applications and tools in a secure cloud platform, contributors have one standardised way of working.

Cloud technology provides project workers with access to their entire desktop from any location. These workstations are accessible on any Wi-Fi enabled device allowing for editing and refining whilst out on site.

Instead of storing all data, applications and files on a server within the four walls of the office, organisations now have the ability to take their office everywhere.

At Atlas Cloud, we specialise in hosting graphically intense applications on any device, including iPads and iPhones meaning there is no reason why workers should lose out on valuable planning time due to on-site visits.

Real-time data

Traditionally, all updates to building designs and project documentation had to be put on hold until the relevant employees return to the office.

This caused issues in terms of file duplication and failure to log changes. Now, users have the ability to work with one live version of the truth that can be edited in real-time whilst out on-site.

This eliminates the process of making changes, emailing them to other contributors of a project and then working with the edits they have made. As a result, time is saved whilst the risk of data duplication and error is removed. This enables collaborative working to be as efficient individual work.

Computer-aided design

CAD is the foundation for building work. Without sufficient planning and designing, a project is almost certain to fail.

With cloud technology, end-users have the ability to log onto these designs around the clock with one live version of the truth being made visible to all collaborators.

In comparison to traditional CAD applications being stored on individual devices, where project workers would be limited to devices that were specifically designed to run high intensity applications, its evident that cloud technology is easing AEC organisations into a more digital approach.

At Atlas Cloud, we are leaders in the area of taking applications (both 2D and 3D) and virtualizing them in our secure cloud platform. We fully implement and manage the applications, making them accessible to any worker on any device. We are believers in providing the modern day worker with the technology they need to get the most out of their work hours, every day with minimal error or duplication.

Find out how our cloud solutions could transform the way you work today.

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