“Nothing motivates change more than a crisis. Many professional services firms have made more radical shifts in how they do business over the past two months than over the past decade. But for AEC firms across many states, their “essential status” has sheltered them from the effects of shut-down orders. Moreover, the nature of field work that lies at the heart of the industry had propelled most, if not all, AEC firms’ embrace of mobile devices far earlier than other segments of professional services firms. The shift to working from home has been less painful, less disruptive, and more “business as usual”.”

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