The AEC sector prioritises performance, collaboration and security to drive efficiency and enhance the customer experience, placing a considerable demand on IT infrastructure. With organisations operating remotely or across multiple locations, and files increasing in both size and complexity, there is an ongoing demand for solutions that offer secure interconnectivity between sites, robust data security and compliance, and are able to support the cutting-edge software platforms and remote working collaboration tools utilised across the sector. Exponential-e have deep experience in delivering tailored solutions to leaders across the whole AEC sector, helping them overcome these challenges through innovative construction industry technology and an intelligent, consultative approach.
In an ever-evolving digital landscape
and expanding distribution of data, the AEC sector’s challenges include:
With remote working now well-established, effective collaboration between internal teams, on-site staff, and customers is more challenging than ever, with a high volume of sensitive and sizeable data transferred between geographically dispersed sites on a daily basis. The right remote working collaboration tools must therefore be accessible with a single click and built on an enterprise-class network, with zero latency and iron-clad data security.
All organisations across the sector utilise a range of sophisticated software platforms and AEC project management tools on a daily basis, including Autodesk, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft 365. The demands these applications place on infrastructure, particularly with a remote workforce, means that a successful and cost-effective migration of key applications from cumbersome legacy systems to the Cloud is an increasingly attractive option for many organisations.
Cyber security is a critical requirement - one that requires a proactive approach and sophisticated security technology for AEC. Ransomware and phishing attacks are on the rise, and with the Government’s requirement that all AEC organisations earn the Cyber Essentials Plus certification to bid on government contracts, a robust cyber security ecosystem is vital - both on-site and in the Cloud.
Building Information Management systems are critical to the smooth running of projects across the sector, and with a high level of collaboration taking place within these tools on a daily basis, any infrastructure deployed must provide a suitable platform to support them. Performance and security are vital here, along with ensuring all ISO 19560 requirements have been accounted for and met.
The RIBA Plan of Work spells out a unique supply chain for design, and all AEC tech services and infrastructure must be designed with this in mind, providing full control and visibility across each stage of the process.
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