It’s is quite incredible when you start contemplating some of the changes that our industry is having to get used to, at least in the short term:
And we are having to innovate. We are getting used to using Zoom, teams and other connective tools so this crisis is directly speeding up the process of digitisation.
Copronet has always sought to bring quality technological solutions to everyone in the industry by making it affordable to all. The core technology that Copronet uses is the same as some of the US billion dollar suppliers of construction project management software but we have made it available to everyone. And with the current Covid -19 crisis we believe that the solutions that we offer to our users could not be more timely.
So, now, Copronet users can collaborate with internal and external teams on their documents and drawings in “real time” – we are talking milliseconds. You don’t have to download drawings, annotate, scan and send back via the ether. For instance, the entire team can view the dwg file that has been uploaded, talk about it using a good old-fashioned telephone (or screen share with Zoom if you are feeling really bold) and annotate it as everyone watches. And the whole design team can then annotate, draw or amend.
The possibilities that start to open up are immense. Technology such as Copronet can end up actually speeding up the design process. Not just by removing the very need for face to face meetings but by removing errors and the need for rework from the design stage itself.
And for communicating with on-site teams, amendments and up to date versions can be shared electronically and instantly. Armed with an iPad or a mobile phone, users can view and mark up drawings in real time, without the need for crowding around a paper drawing in the site office.
The possibilities of this new remote way of working are almost limitless.