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How Can DAM Help with Construction & Engineering?

22nd October 2020

How Can DAM Help with Construction & Engineering?

Long gone are the days where software was only useful to techies and creatives. In recent years, technology has become an integral part of even the most hands-on industries and professions.

Digital asset management (DAM) is no different. While the powerful systems are probably most known as a tool for libraries, museums and creative agencies, they’re also a huge asset (pun intended) for companies within engineering and construction, as this post will explore.

How Can DAM Help with Construction & Engineering?

Engineering consultation

Planning and consultation are key steps for any engineering project. They require flawless expertise and a wealth experience, which is why many companies look to independent consultants like Fichtner. As one of the world’s leading engineering consultancy firms, Fichtner works with an array of clients on complex and high-value projects.

With this comes plenty of documentation. Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, images, videos and slideshows all contribute to the consultation and planning process. Fichtner’s consultants need access to all of these assets, on and off site, to stay in the loop about each project.

Thankfully iBase’s DAM system ticks all the boxes. With different levels of access for general users and administrators, Fichtner can control and manage all of their assets without any hassle. Automatic metadata allows them to categorise assets for each client, making them easier to retrieve, while a drag and drop facility makes the whole system easy to use.

Specialist industries

Construction and engineering are vast areas, with all kinds of specialisms, niches and subsectors lying within. One of those is oil and gas – a highly technical industry that requires expert services and precision products. As a provider of these products and services, Franks International needs to store a huge amount of technical information and brand materials, which they can then make available to commercial partners.

From the ability to handle multiple file types to easy sharing internally and externally, our DAM software provides the optimal solution. There’s no need for in-house expertise, with full support included in an annual subscription. Crucially, it’s all hosted within iBase’s cloud environment, so they have full flexibility and scalability when it comes to the amount of storage space they need.

Residential construction

Of course, not all construction projects are huge commercial builds. The residential market is consistently amongst the largest construction subsectors. That’s where the focus lies for ABC Supply Co, one of the leading distributors of roofing, siding, windows and other building products in the US.

With such a wide range of products, all with their own high-quality photos and videos for advertising, the company simply can’t rely on bog-standard computer storage systems. They need high-performance with a lightning fast response to user requests – not to mention support for all kinds of file format including docx, csv and xml.

iBase provides all that and more, with the ability to search for assets by their type, keywords or specific metadata. The system also includes real-time previews of video assets to make it easier to find the right one, as well as access from any browser. It’s the ultimate foundation for the first step of any construction project.

Put DAM to the test

Digital assets have become critical for all kinds of businesses, including those in engineering and construction. If you’re looking to make the most of your digital assets with secure storage, seamless control and lightning fast retrieval, why not put iBase to the test today?

Our Express account allows you trial the software with no time limit or cost. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our team to talk more about the system and its powerful features.

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