Do you want long-term support for your projects?

The strength of a team is the sum of the strengths and competencies of each member of that team. 

But do we need to have people on our team who understand everything our business needs? For example, if we have a flower shop and people who create wonderful bouquets with the flowers, Is it necessary for us to have a person on our team who can make us a website for the shop and online marketing? 

No, it isn’t. What we need is to have a trusted partner to help us. 

The same is the case with design offices. Their team usually includes engineers and draftsmen. Often draftsmen are not enough to be able to do the entire amount of work. And what happens then? Either the engineers start doing their job or the project is delayed. 

What is the solution to these design offices? They need to find partners to help them with their projects when they don’t have the capacity to do it with their own team alone. 

These partners can be either other design offices or draftsmen offices. But in order to be useful to each another, they must meet several criteria.

To know their way of working with drawings:

It’s much easier to work with someone you’ve already worked with and gotten along with. He already knows what symbols are used on the drawings, how the information on the drawings is arranged, how the inscriptions and tables are formed.

Have critical thinking:

Upon receiving the input, the drafting team should be able to look at it and evaluate it in detail to understand if they see any problems that might arise in the future. Also, if the drafting office team sees any gaps or irregularities in the set initial information, they should alert the designers. If problems arise during the project, the drawing office must propose how to solve them and to be proactive in their work.

Have transparent and regular communication with each other:

This is the key to a long-term partnership. It is extremely important that both parties communicate frequently and openly with each other, indicate if they lack information, whether input or output, regularly give feedback on who is up to where with their work – the design office with the corrections to the drawings, and the drafting office with execution of the drawings according to the set schedule.

To respect the set deadlines for sending the information that each of the participants in the project needs:

This applies to both the design office and the drafting office, since the work of one is related to the work of the others. In order for draftsmen to meet the deadline for their drawings, designers must provide them with input on time. In order for the designers to send the drawings to the external control, the draftsmen must send them the plans on time.

What are the benefits for design offices if they have a trusted partner?
  • Their teams will be relieved of unnecessary tasks.
  • The effectiveness of their teams will increase.
  • They will be able to take on more, bigger and more interesting projects to work on and thus gain experience.
  • They will have a perspective for months and even years ahead regarding the distribution of work in their schedule.
  • Gain certainty in meeting their project schedules.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

If you are a design office and you are experiencing difficulties in the organization of your team, contact us at to discuss how we can help you!

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