Much like a business plan or a marketing plan, a strategic plan around your design, GIS and FM technology is a road map to accomplishment. This road map must take into account what’s in place today, what’s possible and what can be accomplished successfully. By engaging our team you gain access to the insight of more than 50 experts working with over 2000 firms.
A strategic plan for your technology also lays out the details of the journey. Each member of your firm from the top down has a role that’s spelled out in the plan. Everyone knows what is expected of themselves, and each other. The plan includes timelines, budgets and milestones. Using this plan, your firm can create a clear set of expectations and a set of metrics for evaluating progress and success.
Technology should not be a necessary evil. It should be a resource that is planned for, grown and leveraged to give your business a competitive advantage. By creating a strategic plan, you’re taking the first step towards turning technology into an asset rather than an expense. Defining a CAD/BIM/GIS/FM or data management Strategy and
documenting a single or multi-year plan.
Many of today’s processes around AECO technology were defined when CAD and GIS software first hit your desktop more than 20 years ago. At the time, the philosophy was that processes must change to suit the new technology. The use of technology within AECO organizations has expanded to the point where database, scheduling, information management, and analysis software is as pervasive as the telephone. Now it’s time to take a fresh look at the philosophy behind processes we use to plan, design, construct and manage land and buildings. By taking a holistic approach and moving beyond outdated ideas about process and technology, Microdesk delivers intuitive solutions that streamline your work. We’ll shed new light on the technology and processes currently in place and adjust each so that they work in unison to leverage the benefits of the technology. This is delivered through a Process Assessment which allows our team to analyze your existing processes, understand your desired objectives and then develop a project plan that defines measurable metrics of success through the entire process of your project.
Well -conceived CAD and digital technology standards help your firm organize data so that it can be easily accessed and used throughout the design-build-operate lifecycle. With years of combined experience in the AECO, GIS and FM industries, our team of vertical experts understands the specific needs of each discipline in the design process, the needs of lifecycle users once the design is complete, plus the key factors than can improve collaboration among all users of the information to support the data lifecycle. Our process includes the review and evaluation of your existing CAD standards, and the benchmarking of them to industry-wide best practices for organizing drawings and data. We will also integrate your standards into training programs so that users learn new software in the context of your company’s CAD standards. And we are able to create robust reference documentation – both print and online - so that the most up-to-date procedures and standards are always at end-users’ fingertips. When it comes to CAD standards, our philosophy is simple: it should be easier for designers to follow CAD standards rather than deviate from them.