Collectively working through COVID-19 

Updated 16/4/2020

At a time when the COVID-19 virus is affecting communities and families around the world, we’d like to reassure you that BVN has put into place all the necessary measures to ensure that our people are looked after and our ability to service projects continues to run as normal. Like many organisations BVN is monitoring Government advice and changes related to COVID-19, daily and we continue to adapt our approach as needed. BVN is operating in a full working from home arrangement, although we maintain access to our studio’s for printing and modelling on an as needs basis.

WORKING VIRTUALLY FOR MULTIPLE YEARS

Over 5 years ago we decided to build resilience into our practice by implementing a completely virtualised desktop computer environment. We are one of the few architectural practices in Australia that have this capability. It’s business as usual for us. We can use all applications, work on all our files and collaborate with our clients and consultants, as if we are in the studio. For Revit, this means our teams can synchronise project models in real-time, all the time. Unlike the challenges of using a VPN, our files and software never leave the datacentre ensuring a fast, safe and secure working environment.

We have established new ways of working that keep teams agile and connected, so we don’t miss a beat in design or delivery. Our people will collaborate with you and each other through Microsoft Teams and video conferencing.

For projects on site, continuity is key. We recognise the need for sites to continue to operate and our teams are working closely with construction teams and clients to find the right solution for each project. All our site-based projects remain open and are being serviced by our teams.

We appreciate it is a difficult time for all organisations, however we have proven and very effective systems and technology in place that allow us to continue to deliver all our projects, maintain collaboration, design quality and meet our deadlines. We will work with your team to assist them as needed in transitioning to new ways of working for projects. Should it be required we would be pleased to provide further clarifications regarding productivity and services continuity.

GETTING IN TOUCH

You can reach us on the main studio phone line or contact our people directly, via mobile or email, as usual. If you have any concerns or require further clarity about working arrangements, please be in touch.

We’ll see you soon, virtually.

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