How online collaboration and project management technology positively impacts the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.
Business practices, particularly in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, are often paper-based, manual, labor-intensive, costly, and inefficient. Because a majority of the companies within the AEC industry follow traditional guidelines, many remain entirely paper-based. There is a wide host of items that relate to paper management including the cost of purchasing paper, the cost of printing, fax and copier equipment, distribution, mailing costs, courier services, filing cabinets and supplies, storage space and staff to manage, handle, and file paper. With the many aspects that go into paper management, one can easily see how the AEC industry has become inefficient, costly, and wasteful when it comes to its paper processes.