The 2021 State of AEC research report by Mail Manager, part of the Arup Group, has revealed the lack of capabilities in retrieving information relating to a project across the AEC industries. The research asked senior job roles in AEC firms across the North American, EMEA, APAC and South Africa regions about their views on technology trends, the impact of Covid, email and document management challenges, what information is important when things go wrong, and where does that information reside.
The research finds that remote working, unsurprisingly, has become a sudden requirement for AEC industries. It also uncovers that legal disputes are on the rise while businesses are becoming more reliant on collaboration tools and receiving a higher volume of emails. As a result, AEC employees are increasingly concerned about their ability to find project information, which further increases the risk of legal disputes.
Download the research report above to see the full findings.