2019 Executive Report: The State of Technology in AEC Firms
The State of Technology Executive Report features survey data collected from 1,154 architects, engineers and construction professionals. Download this resource and learn about the top AEC software applications, data and file storage preferences, top technology and Project Information Management (PIM) challenges, and more.
The Effect of Digitalization on Construction
Technologically speaking, the greatest obstacle to success in construction today is the proliferation of the data silo. Few, if any, companies ever realize the value of all the information created on a single project—data that could be used to improve decision-making, efficiency, quality and safety, as well as reduce liability on that project and all those that follow.
Newforma Announces Connector with Bluebeam
Increases productivity throughout the build process by connecting Project Center with Studio Sessions, the real-time collaboration capability within Revu. This connector streamlines submittal reviews to meet deadlines faster and reduce opportunities for error by removing unnecessary administrative overhead from the review cycle. Whether a submittal requires single or multiple collaborative reviews, the seamless connection allows project teams to review, mark up, modify, and update the same documents at the same time.
The Architecture Industry Redesign
New tools such as virtual reality and drones drastically alter how architects work. Bill Kloster, principle and CIO with Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc., marvels at how innovation has changed since his father designed buildings 20 years ago. Today, information collected at the jobsite is immediately uploaded to a central server that is available to anyone with a network-connected device. Using Newforma, a software specifically tailored for design and construction firms, architects, engineers, and draftspeople access and share all project documents electronically.
Construction Manager Research: Using Technology to Improve Information Management (UK)
Newforma UK partnered with Construction Manager on a research project, which asked what role digital technology and improved information management can play in boosting industry efficiency.
Improved information management is regarded as central to delivering the government's digital build Britain goals -- yet construction is currently showing limited ambition in using data and digital technology to improve its efficiency. It's apparent that data management innovations such as collaborative platforms and file sharing are not widely used to support project development and collaboration. This is a good indicator that information is not accessible by those who need it and that information is not distributed enough to support collaborative working.
To become competitive on a global scale, the UK construction industry must find a way to manage the basics with greater consistency.
Brock Philp Explains How Newforma Gets Feedback
How to Be Prepared for Potential Project Issues
Software Designed for Designers (p. 30-33)
Top 5 Ways to Mitigate Risk When Project Data Is Unorganized and Scattered
Newforma’s information is the lifeblood of every commercial construction project. From the initial stages of a project through to its conclusion, having the correct information at every step is the only way to ensure you won’t unnecessarily face costly delays and errors. Whether you’re an architect, engineer, or a contractor, organizing your information is the first step toward mitigating project risks.
Are Administrative Tasks Killing Your Project Team’s Productivity?
PM and coordination are a huge undertaking, and construction is no exception.
In any industry, project management and coordination are a huge undertaking, and construction is certainly no exception. Coordinating teams of engineers and architects and getting everyone on the same page can feel like an uphill battle, and the stress is only compounded by pressures to deliver the final product both on time and within budget.
There’s no question that the typical project involves hundreds or even thousands of moving pieces and keeping track of them all can turn into a logistical nightmare. There are certain tasks that are part of your everyday routine that are hugely hindering your productivity, and chances are you don't even realize it. You need to let technology work for you. Leave the administrative issues to the software, so the creative work can continue unobstructed. Let the designers design, let the engineers engineer, and let your technology deal with the rest.