SIA-Deltek Professional Knowledge Series: How does technology affect your business?

Date 2018-07-26
Registration start from 6:30pm onwards
Duration 1 hrs 30 min ( from 7:00pm to 8:30pm )
Venue SIA Theatrette Level 3, 79B Neil Road (S)088904
CPD 2 points
URL Visit


Headline: How does technology affect your business?

Technology has become increasingly important to the architecture industry as firms grapple with increasing volumes of data and the complexity of project delivery intensifies. But what does this mean in practice? Are you still relying old legacy systems and processes? Is your practice delivering the highest quality projects, on time and within budget?  Are you simply using technology as a tool, or does it play a bigger role in your operations?

Topics of discussion include:

Project efficiency

What role does technology play in day to day running of your practice? Can technology improve practices’ business culture? How do you manage and streamline processes to ensure a high level of quality in deliverables and meet deadlines, so it won’t affect your bottom line? Are architects managing projects most efficiently? Has investing in a business management software transformed your practice or are you sceptical about its merit?

Project profitability

As profits are squeezed, and wages and overhead costs continue to rise, architectural practices are feeling overwhelmed.  Having the right foresight to remain competitive has never been more critical.

Successful firms must have better visibility of their projects to give them greater control of their entire project workflow by increasing efficiency of invoicing, accounting and planning operations. Have you recently implemented technology to help your business? Do you have transparency and visibility over staff, projects and margins?

Building resilience

Architectural practices need to futureproof their businesses against the economic and political forces impacting the broader industry. Do your current processes or tools help you to be more agile in responding quickly to threats and opportunities?  Do staff feel empowered and enabled to collaborate with other departments and embrace digital transformations? Will your firm be able to manage growth and recovery from a downturn?


Mr Andy McKay, Deltek APAC
Senior Sales Director

Andy believes that technology can support built environment firms to reach their full potential by providing them with the insights to make the right decisions on a project, removing administrative task so they can do more of what they love.


6.30pm Registration with refreshment
7.00pm Introduction by Mr Andy McKay, Senior Sales Director, Deltek APAC
7.10pm Sharing Session
7.25pm Panel Discussion
8.10pm Q and A
8.30pm End of Event