How does a construction company build some of the most technologically and eco-friendly sports facilities, corporate campuses, high-rise apartments and hotels? By keeping tight coordination and alignment between employees and an ecosystem of subcontract firms across numerous job sites.

A common challenge for construction teams is enabling simple and secure access to extremely large project plans and computer-aided design (CAD) drawings on job sites with unpredictable Internet connectivity. Project plans can change quickly, and the team on the job site needs the most up-to-date files instantly. File servers with remote access through file transfer protocol (FTP) connections can work, but those can be difficult and costly for IT to manage, slowing down each project’s timeline. Lost time = lost profit margin.

AEC companies are moving to the cloud and embracing a hybrid approach to file access and management – leveraging the flexibility of the cloud with the speed of on-premises storage.

Devcon Construction, Inc., one of the largest general contractors in Silicon Valley, deploys Egnyte’s hybrid solution for all aspects of its extensive project processes, from the moment the company submits a bid, to planning and through completion. With Egnyte, the company has a centralized point of control and visibility to sync and share files with customers, contractors and employees. Devcon’s teams can easily access the most up-to-date project files on the job site (even from mobile devices) so they are always on the same page. This has enabled them to build some of the most technologically advanced facilities, including Google’s campus and the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium.

Here’s what Devcon’s Director of IT Joe Tan has to say:

“After researching the limitations of a cloud-only solution, it became clear that we needed a hybrid approach, which Egnyte offered. This gave us the flexibility and customization we wanted in a deployment, allowing for fast and secure access to files from anywhere.”

For more details on why Devcon chose Egnyte, check out the full case study here.


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