Engineering and Construction
Cloud File Sharing for Engineering & Construction
"Egnyte allows us to reduce the amount of bandwidth used to access the cloud. Instead of everyone going out to the cloud to retrieve drawings, they are simply mapped to Egnyte. This provides quick access to the large drawing sets for our staff. We developed a 'recycle less' mantra and have saved several hundred full-size recycle bin's worth of material by never printing the drawing sets in the first place."
~ Jeff Pistor, Project Manager — Balfour Beatty
Accessing large blueprints and drawings offsite can be challenging, especially with limited Internet access. Employees and contractors should to be able to read and edit these large drawing sets from any laptop or tablet, without ever needing to print. They should also have secure access only to files specific to their projects and no others.
Access Drawing Sets without Printing
How do remote employees and contractors access designs and blueprints on their tablets? Egnyte file sharing allows Balfour Beatty to provide their employees with access to large drawing sets on the field, using any laptop or tablet. With Egnyte, employees are able to digitally access drawings on their iPads, without ever needing to print. This sustainable paperless approach allowed Balfour Beatty to save $5.1 million in paper costs (9,000 lbs of paper) on the Dallas Fort Worth Airport project.
Uninterrupted File Access
What happens when your employees need file access on the field, but there's no Internet connection? Egnyte integrates with any local storage device to provide uninterrupted file access and sharing from anywhere, online or offline. At job sites where Internet connection is limited, employees can collaborate and access files offline directly from the local storage. When Internet connection becomes available, those files are automatically updated and stored online for future use.
Folder Privacy Based on Projects
How do you manage folder permissions based on projects? With Egnyte central administration, you can create and manage shared folders based on specific projects. Then simply assign user permissions to those folders, ensuring only employees and contractors belonging to that project can access those files. P&S Construction manages over 150 projects and contractors simultaneously using Egnyte's granular permission control to set up project folders.
Work with Contractors and Clients
Tired of searching through your email for that latest CAD revision your contractor sent? With Egnyte's powerful file versioning system, all file changes are automatically updated online; so employees, contractors and clients can all work off the latest file versions. File history also stores past versions of files, ensuring revisions aren't lost in the collaboration process. With 5 offices in and around Australia, as well as numerous remote project managers, Egnyte enables the Yuanda Group to store up-to-date project files, making global collaboration possible.
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