BIM files faster, new AEC workflows, data risk and common data exchanges. These are just a few of the topics covered at Egnyte’s AEC Leadership Summit. And with participation from 15 clients, six outside experts, and three partners across 21 sessions, the conference covered a lot of ground.

These days, everyone is busy. So, it’s understandable if you weren’t able to attend or couldn’t catch every session. But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up the biggest highlights to get you up to speed.

Here are the top 10 things you missed at Egnyte’s AEC Leadership Summit.

 

The Future of Data in AEC

The future usage and value of data will impact every phase of the project. But understanding, implementing and gaining insight from that data is a collective effort that needs to consider more than just technology. It’s about people, workflows, and culture. These sessions all looked at different aspects of how to turn data into insight.

Implementing Innovation on the Jobsite

Industry leaders from Brasfield & Gorrie, KAST Construction and Management Systems International discussed how implementing better collaboration and communication on the jobsite can deliver performance gains across the project.

Common Data Exchanges

Nathan Wood, executive director at the Construction Progress Coalition, examined how firms are embracing common data exchanges to transform how they collaborate on and protect their data. The result is improved project effectiveness, increased profits, and reduced risk.

The Role of Data Lineage

Hugh Seaton, general manager at Crosswalk, looked at how you can establish the right practices to manage and communicate data lineage, building the foundation for the next set of data driven technologies.

IT Trends in Construction

Christian Burger, principal at Burger Consulting Group, covered data management, integration, records management and other trending concepts important for today’s CIO or IT manager.

 

Insights from the Field

Diving in and getting your hands dirty is nothing new to those who work in the industry. That's why these sessions focused on practical insights from your peers that can be implemented immediately to improve day-to-day operations.

How Reducing Data Risk Improves the Bottom Line

Experts from AXA XL, Aon and PCL discussed the impact data has on an AEC firm's overall risk profile. They also provided steps to minimize the impact to your bottom line.

Reducing Cost and Speeding Delivery

Egnyte's Business Value Assessment analyzed hundreds of AEC firms, found the three most common areas where poor data management is driving up expenses, and outlined things you can do right now to save time and money.

Preparing for CMMC 2.0

Nick Espinosa, chief security fanatic at Security Fanatics, took a deep dive into CMMC 2.0 and the steps you can take to prepare your firm for compliance.

Delivering Faster and Cheaper Projects: A PM’s View

Ben Townsend, division manager / senior engineer at WDP Consulting Engineers, discussed the ways he gets access to the latest project documentation, no matter the location, and how it helps him deliver better results for his clients.

The Value of Partner Integrations

Autodesk talked about IPaaS and improving workflows, DADO with Fisk Electric talked about the challenges AEC firms face with documentation, and Raken with Anchor QEA looked at how to improve daily reports.

 

Technology You Can Use

Egnyte also highlighted its platform with feature demos and live Q&A with product and solution engineers. It also revealed new capabilities tailored to the AEC industry.

New BIM Collaboration Capabilities and AEC Workflows

Egnyte announced a host of new features as part of its AEC Package, including:

  • BIM file search. Search both on and "inside" specialized BIM files, such as CAD drawings, to find the right documents quickly.
  • BIM file preview. Preview files without using specialized software, including the ability to quickly rotate, zoom and measure within the file.
  • Project Lifecycle Management. Close out projects and revoke unnecessary permissions to project content upon completion.
  • Advanced Procore Integration. Near real-time continuous sync, providing faster access to files and improving collaboration between organizations and within internal teams.

 

Check out the Sessions On-Demand

And with live demos and Q&As with Egnyte experts, there was so much more than just these 10 highlights.

The good news: all the sessions are available on-demand. You can even watch them at twice the normal speed to get all the insight in half the time. Access on-demand sessions now.

 

AEC Leadership Summit 2022

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