The architectural, engineering and construction industries are constantly looking for ways to reduce risk and yet maintain the bottom line. On a day-to-day level these industries are also struggling with the need to communicate and review project drawings and share the proliferating number of associated documents that are usually too large to send by e-mail.
Profits can be eaten away by practical issues - delays in receiving drawings, use of outdated data and the inability to access information in a timely way. These are compounded by the rise of the global project - a reflection on the changing face of construction projects today - where boundaries are global not local. For example it’s not uncommon for an architect in London to be liaising with contractors across Europe to build a new hotel in Dubai.
How Exponential-e can help you meet the changing needs of your business:
At Exponential-e we understand that your technology strategy needs to be built to enable change, giving you the freedom to evolve your business model according to changing user needs and expectations, whilst embracing technical innovation.
Here are some of the key areas in which our technology can enable your business to grow;
Reliable high-speed connectivity
Experiencing downtime or slow Internet connectivity on-site can be irritable and costly. Access to your project extranet and working drawings is vital for Construction companies. As we own the Network, we can control the technologies running on it. For true peace-of-mind partner with Exponential-e for reliable, high-speed Connectivity and Cloud Services dedicated to your business. We deliver multiple solutions such as Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud Services, Remote Desktop, Unified Communications via one pipe, on the clean side of the firewall. This model ensures 100% Network visibility and control, which is covered by a single end-to-end SLA. Our Enterprise-class Network which is on-net to over 350,000 UK postcodes and offers access to 33 UK Data Centres has proved attractive to leading construction companies such as Carey Group PLC, Gratte Brothers and Mount Anvil.
Employees can access the design software via our Private Cloud, so that they can easily update and publish drawings, making them available to your subcontractors, resulting in a largely paperless process. Consequently project managers, contractors and subcontractors can progress tasks from various sites and uphold version control of their documents.
The growing take-up of digital 3D design and a process - known as Building Information Modelling (BIM) - has accelerated the need for collaborative solutions such as Unified Communications. Construction companies are now able to find a permanent home for computers, tablets and other Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in their site office.
Additionally, our Hosted PBX solution keeps project teams connected and able to maintain communication wherever they are, improving your team’s productivity. The solution provides employees with advanced call features that can quickly scale across multiple offices, construction sites and can be extended to accommodate remote workers.
Storing and sharing large files
Multiple versions of working drawings and documents need to be shared throughout a construction project, however, accessing these documents in a timely way regardless of your location can be challenging - data volumes and file sizes can act as inhibitors to productivity. At Exponential-e we give you the flexibility to scale your resources on demand, with our elastic PAYG model. The combination of our 100GigE, low latency, high-bandwidth Network and flexible Cloud service means that we are able to meet the bandwidth hungry data demands of our customers; even when the devices and Networks used to access this data are executed off-site. Your LAN stretches to include your secure Cloud, where your data is privately stored, all on the clean side of your firewall - safeguarding your files from misuse. At Exponential-e we understand how to protect your data from threats to ensure its confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Innovation, quality and service are at the heart of the bespoke solutions that Exponential-e delivers - creating opportunities for modernisation, growth and competitive advantage. Our fusion of Cloud and Network services, and our proven experience in the construction industry, means that you can trust our technology solutions and services to successfully deliver your commercial and business objectives.
We work collaboratively with our customers to ensure technology projects are delivered successfully, with minimal disruption and risk - meaning your company can remain focused on its core business, whilst we deliver your enterprise applications at wire speed, yet maintain an exceptional end-user experience.