Inside AEC

The value of non-utilised time - by Synergy

The value of non-utilised time

Post by Synergy 21 December, 2017

Engaging chat between NBRSArchitecture director Rodney Drayton and Partridge Engineers Andrew Derbidge. Rodney presents his view on driving utilisation down for the benefit of the future of the practice. How do you think of utilisation?

Margins - architecture and profit - by Synergy

Margins - architecture and profit

Post by Synergy 21 December, 2017

One of our articles on australiandesignreview.com.au – Margins: Architecture and profit. We wrote this in response to Issue 138 of Architectural Review Asia Pacific magazine – Margins. Featuring interviews with i2C Design and Management, Tobias Partners, Mark Williams Architects and our own CEO, Scott Osborne.

Collaboration in action - i2C and the Ryder Alliance - by Synergy

Collaboration in action - i2C and the Ryder Alliance

Post by Synergy 22 November, 2017

How can SME practices compete with companies and joint ventures that seem to have virtually unlimited resources? One answer lies in embracing drivers of change, like technology and collaboration, and turning them into differentiators and advantages. Australian architectural firm i2C Design and Management has done just this. In founding the Ryder Alliance with UK-based firm Ryder Architecture, they’ve added strength in depth with international resources, expertise and capability.

Interview - Brett Lucchesi - Cenit Structural Engineers by Total Synergy

Interview - Brett Lucchesi - Cenit Structural Engineers

Post by Synergy 30 October, 2017

Cenit is a consulting structural engineering firm in Perth, Western Australia, founded in July 2016 by Brett Lucchesi. Time is a premium for small consulting design businesses. The right technology mix can help dramatically improve time savings. Within two months of using Synergy, Brett reduced his invoicing time by 75 percent.

Technology - the great enabler by Total Synergy

Technology – the great enabler

Post by Synergy 3 December, 2015

Technology is a key driver of change in the Australian (and global) AEC industry. Many architectural and engineering businesses tackle technology in different ways, but NGS Consulting Structural Engineers in Queensland is driving the adoption and use technology — and cloud in particular — as a key strategic approach to doing business and engineering.

The importance of communication in the AEC industry by Total Synergy

The importance of communication in the AEC industry

Post by Synergy 2 June, 2014

Built environment projects bring change, challenge, conflict and opportunity to people’s surroundings, the perspective simply depends on who you talk to. Regardless of scale, projects are always surrounded by conflict and it’s not just the domain of large enterprises with deeper pockets to engage with it. We interview JBA urban development communications director Liam McKay about the importance of communication.

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