Architecture: Best Practices for Archiving Digital Design

Rick analysis, resources & best practices for storing designs

The days of storing huge paper archives at an architecture firm are soon to be a thing of the past. In many ways this is an amazing advancement and testament to technology. The work that goes into archiving paper is unwieldy and high risk: from natural disasters to materials used. There are numerous legal issues with it that it adds extensive costs to architectural and design firms. Digital archiving is far more cost and materials effective - there’s no need for special storage facilities which require special lighting, hiring staff, and temperature and humidity control - but there are still risks involved. It’s important to hold digital archiving to high standards to avoid serious issues.

In this white paper we summarize:

  • Digital Archive Risks - Learn the risks of digital archiving so that your firm is better equipped to put safeguards into place.
  • Best Practices for Archiving Digital Design Files - Don’t . reinvent the wheel; there are accepted practices that will make digital archiving a better and more secure process.
  • Resources for Digital Archiving - Finally, we’ll share excellent resources to help with improving your current system or moving to one if you’re still dealing with paper (even if you have a hybrid system now).

Once you have read the white paper, contact CRA to learn more about how we can bring these technologies and practices to your workplace.

Architecture Best Practices White Paper