Drawboard Projects & Fender Katsalidis: A Case Study

Drawboard Projects & Fender Katsalidis: A Case Study

Drawboard Projects & Fender Katsalidis: A Case Study

Drawboard Projects & Fender Katsalidis: A Case Study

Drawboard Projects & Fender Katsalidis: A Case Study

Drawboard Projects & Fender Katsalidis: A Case Study

Drawboard Projects & Fender Katsalidis: A Case Study

Drawboard Projects was instrumental in improving collaboration methodologies between all Fender Katsalidis studio teams, both locally and internationally. The software provided the ability to virtually gather around a drawing set, regardless of physical location.
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Collaboration is a fundamental element to the design process at Fender Katsalidis, and one they were eager to optimize. Implementing Drawboard Projects allowed the company to engage both internal design teams and external partners more effectively. Since embracing the new software, teams now utilize an alternative collaboration application which brings increased efficiency and flexibility to the design process.

Innovation through collaboration

Established in Melbourne before evolving into a global multi-disciplinary design firm, Fender Katsalidis (FK) produces cutting edge architecture across a range of typologies. Known for quality, efficient and sustainable solutions, their work influences built environment practices around the world.

Built on the principle of innovation through collaboration, FK frequently partners with teams of consultants. The firm saw the need for collaborative software that could be utilised by team members around the world.

A new way of working

Recent global events have shown the limitations of physical offices and traditional workflows, and the resulting need to embrace digital work environments. Drawboard Projects was instrumental in improving collaboration methodologies between all FK studio teams, both locally and internationally. The software provided the ability to virtually gather around a drawing set, regardless of physical location.

With each design team printing up to 100 A3 sheets per day, the company was also eager to embrace environmental initiatives and reduce paper usage. Drawboard Projects enabled teams to complete markups online in real time, and brought increased clarity to a more sustainable process.

“Traditionally, a set of drawings would be distributed to the design team, now everyone can look at the drawing set on demand and the collaboration process becomes much more flexible”.

Optimising Drawboard during COVID-19

After a successful implementation of Drawboard Projects, the arrival of COVID-19 brought new challenges to the FK team. With restrictions preventing site visits and in person meetings, the company saw the opportunity to maximize the software’s functionality. 

It was introduced to external clients and consultants, allowing FK to continue with their optimized design process while working remotely. Originally implemented to improve efficiency, the extent of Drawboard’s applications and benefits really became evident during COVID-19. 

Collaboration is a fundamental element to the design process at Fender Katsalidis, and one they were eager to optimize. Implementing Drawboard Projects allowed the company to engage both internal design teams and external partners more effectively. Since embracing the new software, teams now utilize an alternative collaboration application which brings increased efficiency and flexibility to the design process.

Innovation through collaboration

Established in Melbourne before evolving into a global multi-disciplinary design firm, Fender Katsalidis (FK) produces cutting edge architecture across a range of typologies. Known for quality, efficient and sustainable solutions, their work influences built environment practices around the world.

Built on the principle of innovation through collaboration, FK frequently partners with teams of consultants. The firm saw the need for collaborative software that could be utilised by team members around the world.

A new way of working

Recent global events have shown the limitations of physical offices and traditional workflows, and the resulting need to embrace digital work environments. Drawboard Projects was instrumental in improving collaboration methodologies between all FK studio teams, both locally and internationally. The software provided the ability to virtually gather around a drawing set, regardless of physical location.

With each design team printing up to 100 A3 sheets per day, the company was also eager to embrace environmental initiatives and reduce paper usage. Drawboard Projects enabled teams to complete markups online in real time, and brought increased clarity to a more sustainable process.

“Traditionally, a set of drawings would be distributed to the design team, now everyone can look at the drawing set on demand and the collaboration process becomes much more flexible”.

Optimising Drawboard during COVID-19

After a successful implementation of Drawboard Projects, the arrival of COVID-19 brought new challenges to the FK team. With restrictions preventing site visits and in person meetings, the company saw the opportunity to maximize the software’s functionality. 

It was introduced to external clients and consultants, allowing FK to continue with their optimized design process while working remotely. Originally implemented to improve efficiency, the extent of Drawboard’s applications and benefits really became evident during COVID-19. 

“Drawboard has provided us with a new and effective medium for collaboration beyond the physical office”

Joel Lee, Associate at Fender Katsalidis

“Drawboard has provided us with a new and effective medium for collaboration beyond the physical office”

Joel Lee, Associate at Fender Katsalidis

“Drawboard has provided us with a new and effective medium for collaboration beyond the physical office”

Joel Lee, Associate at Fender Katsalidis

The ongoing benefits

The ability to collaborate digitally in real time instead of solely relying on physical drawings has resulted in a far more efficient and streamlined process.

“It has opened up a range of new ways to communicate regardless of the location of team members. We can now engage quickly to solve problems during the design process”.

On top of this, Joel notes the environmental sustainability benefits of Drawboard Projects. “I haven’t printed a single drawing since March 2020, and that’s something I never thought possible in our industry”.

For those interested in trying Drawboard Projects, Joel praises it as an effective and intuitive platform. 

“You don’t need to be a tech genius to utilise this application. It’s intuitive and that simplicity makes it easy for anyone to engage with it".

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Coordinate your next project with Drawboard Projects and start your free 30 day trial today.

The ongoing benefits

The ability to collaborate digitally in real time instead of solely relying on physical drawings has resulted in a far more efficient and streamlined process.

“It has opened up a range of new ways to communicate regardless of the location of team members. We can now engage quickly to solve problems during the design process”.

On top of this, Joel notes the environmental sustainability benefits of Drawboard Projects. “I haven’t printed a single drawing since March 2020, and that’s something I never thought possible in our industry”.

For those interested in trying Drawboard Projects, Joel praises it as an effective and intuitive platform. 

“You don’t need to be a tech genius to utilise this application. It’s intuitive and that simplicity makes it easy for anyone to engage with it".

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Coordinate your next project with Drawboard Projects and start your free 30 day trial today.

About Drawboard

We are a PDF and collaboration company. We believe that creating more effective connections between people reduces waste.

Our best work has been overtaken by busywork. That’s why we’ve created ways to help people get back to working wonders without any paper in sight.

Drawboard PDF lets you mark up and share with ease, and Drawboard Projects brings collaborative design review to architecture and engineering teams.

At Drawboard, we work our magic so our customers can get back to working theirs.

About Drawboard

We are a PDF and collaboration company. We believe that creating more effective connections between people reduces waste.

Our best work has been overtaken by busywork. That’s why we’ve created ways to help people get back to working wonders without any paper in sight.

Drawboard PDF lets you mark up and share with ease, and Drawboard Projects brings collaborative design review to architecture and engineering teams.

At Drawboard, we work our magic so our customers can get back to working theirs.

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