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CAD and Design Services

CAD AND DESIGN SERVICES

 

The construction industry deals with the challenge of being dramatically affected by the economy - shrinking rapidly when the economy contracts, then expanding quickly during a boom season.

In addition, dealing with many different employees, contractors, and vendors (all with varying degrees of IT skills!) makes use of technology in the construction business an interesting one.

We work with companies in the construction industry as their IT partner, utilizing technology to solve issues, create efficiencies, keep costs down, and reduce friction when dealing with large projects.

Priorities in the Construction Industry:

  • Efficiencies. Time is money. By using technology more wisely, staff can be more productive. Just 10 minutes saved per day adds up to over 40 hours per year!  If we can keep your team focused on their projects by providing them the info they need when they need it, where they need it, we can help keep costs down.

  • File transfer. A common complaint in the construction industry is the unwieldy nature of many CAD files and other project files, and the numerous people who need to access them.  There are a number of great solutions that reduce the friction of sending and sharing files and can even allow for web-based project management.

  • Training. Training does not have to be extensive to be effective.  As technology pervades more and more of your organization, more of your team will need to be comfortable with the tools of technology.   Some customized training can be highly effective.

  • Systems support.  Maintaining, improving, and leveraging your software systems, financial software, and overall access to data is key. We have experience with many applications in the construction industry whether it's finance, CRM, CAD, or project management.

  • Stability.  System stability is a must. Downtime is brutally expensive, and the system must be cost-effectively engineered to prevent downtime.  For companies with multiple servers, virtualization is just one example of a powerful tool to dramatically increase system stability, while reducing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).  For all companies, choosing the right hardware, engineering the network properly, and supporting it effectively are all critical to maintaining high levels of stability. 

  • Business Promotion.  In a competitive market, business promotional strategies are especially important.  Your company's website should provide helpful information to clients, secure access to client resources, and it should be one of your most powerful business development tools.  A website should make you money, as the employee that never sleeps.  A well-crafted website, combined with the right SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy and potentially a social media strategy, will not only ensure the company is professionally represented on the web, but should also provide an excellent ROI (Return on Investment), paying for itself very quickly.

  • Support. A technology infrastructure is only as good as the team supporting it.  A full range of IT services is required to truly leverage technology, including consulting, planning, engineering, managing, and supporting 24/7. 

 How Global Sonic provides services:

If you currently have internal IT staff and are looking to augment your existing IT department in a cost-effective and powerful fashion, contact us  for more information about our Supplemental IT Services.

If you do not have internal IT staff and are looking to leverage full, cost-effective IT services, please contact us for more information about our Comprehensive IT Services.