Designed to enable AEC firms to collaborate from anywhere – in the current Covid-19 world, and in the future
A steering committee of architects, engineers and consultancies helped refine a new virtual desktop platform specifically calibrated to help AEC firms collaborate.
Inevidesk, launched by Inevitech – a joint venture between Open Virtualisation Solutions and Workshop IT – is designed to enable ‘fully agile working’ and offer a better work/life balance for staff, while also reducing their need to travel.
It is accessible in the office but also anywhere with an internet connection, enabling AEC professionals to work from home, on-site, at client locations or in satellite offices.
The platform can be integrated into existing site infrastructure or hosted in the cloud via datacentres powered 100% by renewable energy. According Inevidesk, it has been calibrated to provide the optimum experience for a range of industry specific software, reducing lag and prioritising input to provide a smooth and effective working experience, even on lightweight and inexpensive hardware operating in low-bandwidth environments.
Hopkins Architects had been trialling Inevidesk before the Covid-19 pandemic, then quickly accelerated to a strategic deployment. Thomas Corrie, associate director and BIM Manager at the practice says, “Even before Covid-19, we could see the potential of a virtual workstation solution and the benefits it could bring to our practice. But when the pandemic hit our strategy had to change dramatically.
“Inevidesk is by far the most capable remote working solution on the market given it’s been designed specifically for the industry. It easily plugs into our existing workflows and is compatible with design software we use including Revit – both of which have been critical in keeping our business running and our workforce agile.”
Tim Whiteley, co-founder of Inevitech adds, “AEC organisations should look at the mass shift to remote working during the pandemic as a catalyst for permanent, progressive change: to become more agile, productive and environmentally considered in their working practices. We want to disrupt the market and support organisations to evolve and meet the rapidly changing demands of the industry and its workforce.”
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