Embracing the Power of Mobile Technology

How tablets can save you – as an architect – hours every week!


Just imagine how difficult it would be to run your architecture business without the use of your trusty computer. Sure, you could do it, but the extra amount of time needed to get everything done could amount to 5 to 50 hours a week (depending on your business). You can forget about ever taking any time off because you would constantly be working. Being an architect is great, but working 24/7 is something that no one wants to do.

Guess what? Mobiles and tablets can also help you shave hours off of your work week. If you are not currently using a mobile or a tablet in your architecture business, then you are missing out on some really good opportunities that will save you valuable time, and I promise I will show you on this blog exactly how to do things like:

  • save hours on common administration tasks
  • save hours in the field
  • eliminate common headaches
  • use your tablet in a professional way
  • have less stress

I will share some valuable tips and tricks on mobile, tablets, and software that will help you get the most from your architecture business. These are not just some random tips and tricks either. These tips have been created specifically for architects. They have been designed to help you grow your business by automating and setting systems in place that allow you to spend more time working on your business instead of inside an office doing paperwork. This is one area where change is good.

The Perfect Example
Stop lugging around a 15 pound briefcase that is full of plans, sketches, bids and information packed documents. The Dropbox app allows you to store all of these documents in the cloud and instantly sync them to your mobile device or tablet. Important files are easy to find. They are always backed up and every team member will have the most recent copy. This alone can save you hours every single week!

There are many architects who are already reaping the rewards of Dropbox or another similar app. Put your mobile device to work for you and stop wasting your time. I highly recommend this App! You can find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8. A step-by-step guide to using Dropbox and getting the most out of it is coming in a post! Stay tuned.

Collect Important On Site Data
Your mobile device is not only great for retrieving important site relevant data, but it is also a great tool for collecting valuable information while you are on the job. This is especially true for architects because we spend a lot of time on construction sites collecting very important data. Your tablet or mobile device can replace your pen, paper, camera, GPS, video recorder, voice recorder, checklists and so on. You can use one single device to capture all of this information and sync to the cloud or over WIFI. Once again, you can save hours every day doing things like:

I am sure you got my point by now. Time equals money.  Saving as little as 4 hours a week on boring administration tasks and using that time to do billable work for customers can wind you up earning somewhere between $150 and $400 dollars extra, every single week! Who wouldn’t want that?

Thanks for reading,

Oh, btw, before I forget. If there is anything in particular that you want to know about tablets, mobile devices, apps, software, the cloud or anything related to your architect business, then just drop me a not at peter@archisnapper.com. I would be happy to help!

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