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Polycom Provides Video Collaboration to Engineering Firm

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September 25, 2012

Polycom Provides Video Collaboration to Engineering Firm


Yet another company has learned the benefits of video collaboration, as the engineering firm Buro Happold has implemented Polycom RealPresence video solutions across its global offices. As a result, the company is seeing an incredible boost of productivity, while saving millions annually.


Buro Happold’s engineers are based in several locations and work on designs and construction projects ranging from hospitals to commercial developments. Now that RealPresence video solutions allow face-to-face collaboration between computers, it has managed to reduce travel costs by nearly $5 million. Not only that, but the 3,000 hours a month that used to be wasted on travel can now be put to better use, while the video-enabled employees are even enjoying a better balance of life and work.

With the Polycom (News - Alert) RealPresence Room video solutions, Buro Happold’s engineers can now communicate, collaborate, and share data in real time as well as staff hosting client meetings over video. Project teams can hold real-time digital design review meetings, while managers can hold internal management and team meetings remotely across several locations.

“The use of video collaboration has helped make Buro Happold more competitive,” says Buro Happold’s CEO, Paul Westbury, in a statement. “If anyone in our 27 offices needs to offer a client their unique expertise, whether it’s a hotel or stadium development or the design for a new city, we can readily bring in the relevant people using Polycom HD video. And I can now join in meetings all over the world from my laptop, even from home, without worrying about interoperability issues—because it’s Polycom.”

Polycom’s video collaboration solutions have proven themselves useful and effective time and time again. It seems now is no different, with Buro Happold seeing all the benefits of video communication. Thanks to Polycom, the company has managed to save time and money that was once spent traveling, resulting in more productivity and happier employees.

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli


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