How Architecture Firms are Utilizing Digital Transformation to Design for the Future

Posted by Deltek on October 5, 2020

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Happy World Architecture Day! Today we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the innovative architects and architectural firms that we work with across the globe who are transforming the world one project at a time. Deltek is honored to work hand-in-hand with these architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry leaders to bring design to life through powerful software solutions.

In this year of unprecedented change, the industry is seeing an even greater adoption of digital technology to help bring dispersed teams together and streamline project delivery. Companies are exploring how they can better integrate technologies into the entire project lifecycle to deliver more meaningful stakeholder experiences and design for the future. Many of these firms are implementing, or looking to implement, emerging technologies like Internet of Things, geo location, and augmented reality for project management and project execution.

This helps AEC firms deliver projects with even greater efficiency, saving time and ultimately improving the bottom line. Seventy-nine percent of organizations feel that digital transformation is important to the future of their organization, according to the Association for Intelligent Information Management, and 73 percent of this year’s Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study respondents indicate that creating a strategic plan for implementing technology is a high priority.


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Discover how several innovative architecture firms are powering project success by utilizing technology to positively impact design outcomes, connect their remote and dispersed teams, and streamline efficiencies.

ASPECT Studios

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, ASPECT Studios is a design firm specializing in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Wayfinding and Urban Strategy.

“Deltek VantagePoint provides a platform to deliver great design outcomes and our future growth and profitability through our One Studio strategy. We believe Landscape Design has great value, bringing together human and natural systems. Deltek Vantagepoint helps us manage and deliver this value to our clients and projects, while realizing commensurate financial returns.”
- Ivan Ross, CEO, ASPECT Studios

BVH Architecture

BVH Architecture (BVH) is a multi-discipline architecture, interior design and masterplanning firm with locations across Colorado and Nebraska. Their diverse portfolio, going back to 1968, covers commercial office buildings, community centers, churches, schools, historic preservation and more. They are working faster and smarter with cloud-based specification software.

“Working remotely without a cloud-based system would be so inefficient — it would not be possible for me. Having all our programs we use on the cloud has made BVH’s remote working nearly seamless. I use SpecBuilder Cloud from home in exactly the same way I use it at work.”
- Mike Daily, AIA, Sr. Technical Architect, Associate Principal at BVH Architecture

Hord Coplan Macht

Hord Coplan Macht is an integrated firm offering planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and environmental graphic design with offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and the DC Metro area. Discover how they fuel project efficiency with Building Information Models (BIM) and spec coordination.

"After using e-SPECS for a year, a project manager said to me: ‘We’re getting a fraction of the spec-related RFIs and change orders that we used to get.’"
- Mike Bensky, AIA, CSI, CDT, CCS, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Associate, Specifier at Hord Coplan Macht

Mead & Hunt

Mead & Hunt is a full-service engineering, architecture, planning firm with nearly 900 employees located throughout the country. Mead & Hunt is continuously innovating and views every project as a unique opportunity for a cost-saving measure, proprietary process, or even a new patent idea.

“Deltek Vision has helped us effectively manage and automate our data. We can easily search and access our office costs, business registrations, lease agreements, space planning, and vehicle and fleet information within one centralized location. It has saved us the headache of managing multiple spreadsheets or file structures which would not have been half as effective!”
- Dixie Lyght, Finance Systems Manager, Mead & Hunt

Silver Thomas Hanley

STH, otherwise known as Silver Thomas Hanley, are a recognized national and international architecture health care design practice headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

“We can’t Resource Plan without Deltek Vision. Deltek Resource Planning gives us a clear, concise understanding of our resourcing and project performance on a weekly / daily basis.”
- Matthew Tence, Business Manager, Silver Thomas Hanley

The M Group

The M Group Architects + Interior Architects was established in 1987 as a full-service commercial architecture firm with a simple mission: to design outstanding facilities that are functional, creative, buildable and affordable. Learn how moving from Quickbooks® for accounting to Deltek Ajera was a game changer. 

"With Deltek, we're no longer held up with day-to-day scheduling, timesheets and maintenance. Instead, we are doing what we're passionate about – designing spaces for people."
- Michael Timcheck, Architect and Partner, The M Group

Designing for the Future

These firms and so many more are utilizing technology and innovation to help fuel AEC success. This empowers their teams to design better, faster and safer. On this World Architecture Day, Deltek is honored to celebrate these leaders across the AEC industry. From all corners of the globe and firms of all scopes and sizes – including the Top 10 Engineering News Record (ENR) Firms – thousands of AEC firms utilize Deltek software solutions to power project success.

If your firm is exploring new technology or feel uncertain about how to measure success, get the clarity you need to start your digital transformation journey in this free AEC industry report.