The extent and pace at which AEC firms innovate determines their competitive strength.
Emerging technologies are driving greater efficiency in construction processes and helping architects, engineers and designers keep abreast of advanced workflows.
For those who can harness their potential collaborative design, advanced visualisation, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) are set to transform the industry.
Fittingly overlooking the London skyline in the cloud-like setting of The Gherkin, this year’s event tackled issues head-on with real-life experiences from AEC leaders and IT experts. Read on to get the full inside track.
The arrival of as-a-service in the AEC Sector
Being a top AEC innovator requires the capacity and flexibility to process high data volumes, while avoiding the need to own and maintain massive on-prem IT resources that sit idle throughout quiet periods.
As a result, many AEC firms are turning to Infrastructure-as-a-Service models. In an industry playing revenue catch-up and operating on thin margins, IT savings on networks, data centre space, licensing, support, and headcount also offer a welcome balance sheet boost.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service models provide the missing piece – an affordable digital-ready IT foundation that allows AEC firms to tackle capacity problem with agility while passing hardware costs and upgrade burdens to a managed service provider.
Maximising AEC innovation
Over the last five years the growth in AEC applications, file sizes and software requirements has accelerated dramatically. BIM modelling is a classic case in point. These trends show no signs of abating and are set to continue over the next five years, adding further stress and strain to firm’s supporting desktop and IT infrastructures.
Similarly, in today’s digital AEC firm quality assurance and information systems should become the go-to place for extracting best practice, rather than a tick-box exercise.
Maximising AEC innovation means identifying promising ideas and quickly scaling projects. Executing swiftly means delivering all the power and integrated data services that the business needs, from proof of concept to pilot to production.
However, without the right IT infrastructure these projects face a much higher risk for failure. Poor user experiences and sub-optimal collaboration soon follow.
Why Choose Creative ITC’s AEC solutions
Creative ITC is proud to work with 60% of the top ten UK architects and three of
the largest construction companies in the world. At the helm, chairperson Eamon Murchan and MD Keith Ali both bring vast experience gained from senior roles within AEC.
Likewise, many of our engineers have worked client-side as buyers of IT services. Drawing on recent customer engagements, CTO, Rob Smith, explained how Creative continues to closely align its technology vision to AEC trends and newly-surfacing needs.
Over the last 12 months Creative further expanded its managed services portfolio, helping AEC customers plug skill, knowledge, and capability gaps. While also continuing to attract and retain top industry talent.
Having full end-to-end expertise makes a difference – from devices, connectivity and cloud to storage, security, and the user experience.
Creative engineers have the deepest understanding of virtualisation and legacy infrastructure issues. So, when it comes to delivering VDI for AEC projects, we know how to get the best out of emerging techs and maximise business outcomes.
Contact us today to discuss our range of solutions.