Updated: Jan 25, 2021
These modern times that we're (lucky to) live in are continually moving above their former limits and borders.
Since the stigma for freelance work nowadays is long gone, the architecture businesses experience some vital advantages that can indeed help them to expand beyond themselves.
These days, the number of architectural companies that decided to outsource their services overseas is exponentially rising. And this tells us something.
Regarding the number of successfully finished projects, it shows how the physical presence in the 9-5 offices becomes irrelevant to the quality of work.
How could architectural services evolve if we're familiar that architectural design is team-work?
The answer is simple: You don't split the team. Everything that you need is a strategy where the organization is your winning card.
The main problem is the amount of work. It's impossible to obtain quality work if you juggle between project tasks constantly.
When the whole mountain of work becomes split into rocks, and everyone minds the business of his rock, then work becomes delivered spotless on time.
And this is the turning point where companies start questioning if outsourcing architectural CAD services would indeed be a good idea.
1. Splitting The Cake = Becoming Detail-Oriented
Architectural tasks mainly cover 2D and 3D CAD tasks.
A single architectural project consists of many phases in which engineers from different sectors combine their knowledge. But architects bear the burdens - they need to think about the foundation, the layout of the floorplan, the sections, the elevations, the roof plan, interior design. And even if it is for a small-house project, believe me, it's too much work for just one, or even two persons.
Think of outsourcing like this: to prepare your CAD plans promptly, split the work that needs to be finished into sections, and each one would have their task to take care of.
Since the project is separated into tiny bits, everyone can pay attention to details. And details are the key that unlocks the door to seamless design.
2. Save Your Money (And Time)
What if outsourcing could help in assuring you that everything you pay for, gets the best value?
Work gets separated into sections, and the freelancers handle every detail, then the project is finished faster, providing the best possible results for a reasonable rate.
When you agree to outsource, you open your cards at the very beginning. Biddings are no longer unpredictable, and you get to know all the numbers and the value of what you need.
Not only that you save your time, but you reduce your costs as well.
3. The 24/7 Support Schedule
Not only that outsourcing overseas can help you in reducing your costs even further, but it will also provide you a 24/7 professional support.
If you expand your team worldwide, you'll never have to work in a 'nine-to-five' method like you used to before outsourcing. Every individual from your team would complete their task during their clock.
And don't overthink the time zone differences. Freelancers are known for planning their things in advance. They're flexible and organized, so try to keep in mind that the different working hours would be on the bottom of your worry-list.
4. Networking Is Always A Good Idea
By spreading a team overseas, you'll get to know many kinds of people that are leaders in their fields. Qualified, aspiring young people but on the other side - professionals with years of experience behind them.
Obtaining communication with other experts in your domain of work is a must. And networking is a very common tool that can help you move your services further on the scale.
Maybe online conferences are far from networking events to which you are accustomed to, and that is just fine. But just think for a moment how much could just one single video meeting with all your teammates could change.
5. Tending Your Growth
Through organizing the way of work with outsourcing your services, saving your money, nerves, and time spent in the office, to gaining acquaintances from all over the world, you just secure your opportunity to grow your bussiness.
Expanding a business requires expertise, effort, and time. But we live in dynamic and online world where word travels fast.
And smart work always pays off, for those who are willing to give it a try.