Every company wants to grow but growth brings its own challenges. For firms that experience growth near 50% per year, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain happy clients, manage the expanding workload, and make sure the firm’s project workflows stay consistent and efficient. This session will share experiences in how a small D.C. area landscape design/build firm, which moved from hand-drawing to Vectorworks, continues to maintain preferred design standards and workflows to stay efficient, communicate well and encourage innovative approaches.
Technology / CADD / GIS
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Explore how firms can address challenges in adopting design process changes made necessary by their business’ growth.
2. Learn what it takes to get everyone on board in maintaining design standards and improving communication among team members, subcontractors, and customers.
3. Recognize how on-the-job training of new team members can become bi-directional, resulting in innovative ways to produce designs which emulate a firm’s desired standard
4. Realize how different learning styles should be approached, including potential hand-holding time to ensure the quickest path to a growing team’s success.
Edamarie Mattei, Owner of Backyard Bounty