Digital images play a significant role in the construction industry, being instrumental in planning and designing work from new buildings to refurbishment projects. By using SMART Boards to discuss and collaborate on plans, delegates can run meetings more effectively, annotating directly over plans to agree changes. Hand written notes and changes can be saved and distributed via email in a range of different formats. This digital record can be referred back to easily as a project progresses.
Return on investment (ROI) in new equipment is gained through better decisions, reduced time spent on communicating ideas, and savings on travel expenses.
Even a small construction project will probably involve contractors for electrics, plumbing, building and more, all overseen by an architect or interior designer. When plans need to be discussed between contractors, a meeting is organised, involving many representatives travelling to one location. These meetings could be run remotely using a SMART Board and data conferencing software such as Bridgit.
There is a government-driven initiative within the construction industry to use BIM (Building Information Modelling). BIM involves creating 2D and 3D models of buildings prior to construction to identify problems before they arise on-site. By using a SMART Board, any BIM model can be annotated over in-room or remotely. The aim is for all building projects to adopt the technique by 2016
We we often work with:
- Construction companies
- Building engineering consultants
- Major infrastructure contractors (bridges, dams and tunnels)
- Interior design consultancies
- Office refurbishment companies
Known software compatible with our technology:
- AutoDesk, AutoCad images, 3D building modelling, BIM
- Project management software such as www.iobeya.com