Cisco recently announced the merging of the Webex and Spark product portfolios. Following this, we’re looking at how this could be put into practice by an industry that requires the management of simultaneous projects across several locations – communication in construction.
Construction is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, with employment in the sector increasing by 4.6% in 2016, compared to the previous year. The main hubs for such jobs are in London and the south-east. There’s also a boom in other areas with construction employment growth in the northeast.
It can be a major headache for all involved to facilitate effective communications and collaboration across multiple sites and projects. Construction managers contend with a long list of potential roadblocks including poor temporary infrastructure, complicated management structures and third-party suppliers.
When used as part of an integrated communications infrastructure, the Cisco Webex Board can overcome some common hurdles for communication in construction and enable teams to build better working relationships.
Cut the need for travel
A construction company will have a number of projects underway at any one time. Key decision makers need to keep on top of what’s happening every step of the way. Emails and phone calls can only go so far for communication in construction. The Cisco Webex Board will keep everyone up to date with project progress, planning adaptations, contractor teams and engineering contacts. Unified communications mean seeing progress in real-time without the expense of regular site visits. Also, it enhances the environmentally-friendly credentials of your business by looking after the world you’re building in.
The Cisco Webex Board is the perfect tool for managing work streams. It securely and automatically stores everything from emails to video conference calls in a clear timeline and in separate project spaces for easy reference. Everything can be recalled without having to rely on a paper trail. Find out here how Cisco worked with digital solutions provider coBuilder to make this happen for their construction clients.
Team meetings at the touch of a button
The need for regular communication in construction is crucial from conception to completion. This ensures everything stays on schedule and budget. It is also for critical safety reasons so your construction project is covered and compliant. Carry out project inspections, progress checks, site management, and any necessary changes with the Cisco Webex Board. Stay in touch with wireless collaboration tools throughout the building site with a crystal clear and reliable connection.
In the early stages of a project, the construction team will need to work closely with architects, engineers and designers to bring a final vision to life. Original designs inevitably need amending over time. Work collaboratively no matter the location with the Cisco Webex Board. Webex Teams turns any device into a collaboration tool through a simple user-friendly app. Draw, write, annotate and amend in real-time. Then, save in a dedicated secure space on the cloud for instant access whenever you need it. This can all be integrated into existing communications channels, such as a smartphone or tablet.
You are in safe hands when you choose the Cisco Webex Board with eaziUC. We’re proud to be official partners of Cisco so we know how to bring communication in construction to the door of your business. Contact us for a consultation.
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