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Best practice — Allocate time to manage your business as well as your projects

Post by Lucy Mori - May 13th, 2019

In this series of guest posts by architect and business consultant Lucy Mori, she shares her valuable insights into the top things architects need to get right when setting up for success — Get the scoop on the first of them...

Hard benefits of software for AEC project management

Post by Synergy - May 8th, 2019

What are the advantages of a project management software solution for architects, engineers and built environment design businesses? If that question makes you shudder, it’s alright. We’ve got you.

Invoices without borders — the benefit of Synergy’s multi-currency invoicing update

Post by Paul Hemmings - May 6th, 2019

As an architecture, engineering, or construction design practice with an office that works in a particular currency, what happens when you have to invoice in other countries, where the invoicing is in a different currency? Paul Hemmings explains the benefit of Synergy’s multi-currency invoicing update.

Skill and (avail)ability — resource planning of staff in a built environment design business

Post by Paul Hemmings - April 29th, 2019

Skill and (avail)ability — how do you manage resource planning of your staff in a built environment design business? Synergy’s product manager Paul Hemmings shows you how we help you do it.

Location, location, location — the opportunities in Synergy’s multi-office release

Post by Paul Hemmings - April 15th, 2019

Location, location, location — Total Synergy’s product manager, Paul Hemmings looks at the problems and pros of being a business with multiple offices, and the opportunities in Synergy’s multi-office release.

Synergy2019 — our national conference returns

Post by Jamie Millar - April 8th, 2019

Are you an architect, engineer, or construction design professional who wants to do better business with technology? Read Jamie Millar’s take on why our #Synergy2019 conference is especially for you.

More time to grow — how HBL Associates use Synergy to stay nimble

Post by Synergy - April 7th, 2019

How does a growing consulting engineering business keep progressing without losing their responsiveness to staff and client growth? We ask HBL Associates’ Liam Massey how they used Synergy to save an average eight admin hours a day.

#SynergyTips — Timesheets daily notes

Post by Constantine Carluen - April 5th, 2019

In March 2019 we rolled out the Synergy timesheets daily notes update to demonstrate what we all know: if you wanna remember it, you gotta write it down.

RIBA Future Leaders update

Post by Synergy - April 2nd, 2019

We love supporting architectural industry events. Last week, we got to hang out with RIBA at Future Leaders 2019, part one of a three-part leadership programme, in London.

Gettin’ digi with it — the unforeseen advantages of MTD for your business

Post by Synergy - March 29th, 2019

While most of us are being dragged like tax dinosaurs into the unrelenting digital future, moaning and groaning, there are some advantages that can be reaped as we waddle.

Hitting the right note — recording time expenditure in Synergy just got easier

Post by Paul Hemmings - March 24th, 2019

If asked by a manager, how many staff members could remember what they were specifically doing two Wednesdays ago? If pressed by a client, how many practices could produce timesheets detailed enough to settle a dispute over invoiced hours?

Punching the clock: the cost of time in an AEC design business 

Post by Synergy - March 20th, 2019

How do we work out how much time it takes to design well? And how do we assign a value to that time once we have? We’re taking a look at how we punch the clock in the architectural, engineering, and construction design industry.

Constructing a technology strategy

Post by Damiaan van Zanen - March 1st, 2019

A technology strategy ensures that architecture, engineering and construction design businesses adopt the right technology for their business goals and that employees are willing to use it. Technology is an enabler of better business — it needs to be planned and applied strategically.

How accurate business and project data helps RDCL Engineers grow efficiently

Post by Synergy - November 30th, 2018

Real time, accurate, and detailed business and project data gives RDCL Engineers business clarity. It allows them to grow the business confidently, plan its hiring to match, and not just take on more work in the belief that being busy means being profitable. We interviewed ground testing business manager Logan McLennan to find out more.

Growth by Design — a business event for ACSE members

Post by Synergy - November 9th, 2018

Total Synergy was delighted to host ACSE members at our office in North Sydney for Growth by Design, a presentation on business growth for structural engineering businesses. These are CEO Scott Osborne's presentation slides.

Forecasting and resourcing — right people, right project, bright future

Post by Paul Hemmings - October 23rd, 2018

Do your staff alternate between states of overwork and underutilisation? Neither situation is ideal — for the practice, employee or client. In this short guide, learn how forecasting and resourcing solves that issue for built environment design businesses.

Media release: Synergy Enterprise gets first public outing at Digital Construction Week London

Post by Synergy - October 18th, 2018

Total Synergy launched Synergy Enterprise this week, its top-tier project and business management software for architects, engineers and construction professionals. The new Enterprise product will make its public debut at London’s Digital Construction Week on 17-18 October 2018.

6 myths limiting architecture and engineering practice growth

Post by Synergy - September 21st, 2018

Are you managing your practice or does your practice manage you? As directors and business leaders — not simply architects and engineers — you need time to focus on strategic decision-making for practice growth, not just chasing your tail. Total Synergy CEO Scott Osborne has encountered many myths and misconceptions that typically limit practice growth and progress. Here, he breaks down a few for you to consider in your business.

Folding planes and building bricks — Synergy at RICS, IStructE and Vision events in London

Post by Damiaan van Zanen - June 28th, 2018

Over the last two weeks, #TeamTotalSynergy was at three architecture, engineering and construction industry events in London. Although Synergy has been around since 1999 and is the market leader in Australia, we’re still growing in the UK, so it was a chance to talk to architecture, surveying and engineering professionals face-to-face about how Synergy can help them be more effective and efficient in delivering projects for the built environment design sector.

The power of product reviews — why you should read them, why you should write them

Post by Katie Yates - June 28th, 2018

Review sites have sprung up over the last 10 years for the software you use every day in your business. The opinions of others — strangers — play an increasingly influential role in how you make buying decisions. Here's why you should read and write reviews.

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