Our new website
  • Posted by Patrick Lauzon, Director of IT on July 18, 2012

    Ever since we established a presence on the internet, our site has been hosted by a third party. Over the past several years we have discussed whether or not this function would be better managed in-house. There are obvious pros and cons for each respective position. In the end, we decided that having control, not only of content but also of the server/software, would be most beneficial from our perspective.

    One of the primary factors in reaching that conclusion was a re-consideration of our original tack when we established our internet presence.  Originally, we commissioned a website from a third-party provider and that site was utterly locked-down:  one could not even print from it.  It was our position that we would maintain the “gate-keeper” function regarding the dissemination of information. On its face, that was a reasonable approach: viewers would visit the site, view our portfolio and contact us to request further information (having been unable to print or download from the site). It was believed that such would increase the opportunities for contact. We were, as many were, naive as to how business presence on the internet would unfold.

    As the net has increasingly become not just a resource but a primary tool for the conduct business, we have seen that it is necessary for us to respond accordingly. Bringing our web presence back in-house allows us to become more responsive, more agile, as the net and its use mature. It positions us to make available any number of resources that we had not previously considered. As a result, this website can and will become a much more vibrant aspect of what we do and how we do it. As we move further down the road, we anticipate a number of our colleagues blogging about our use of BIM and Autodesk Revit, or our thoughts and ideas regarding LEED and Sustainable Design.  We anticipate the possible implementation of a comments section and/or forum where those ideas can explored in much greater depth and detail with anyone that so desires. Doing so will also require the implementation of search functionality to enable one to quickly locate valuable resources. These are all functions that any “modern website” enables. This is the direction in which we choose to move. Stay tuned and make certain to return often to witness our progress and take in some of our content.

    Thanks for stopping by and checking us out. If you have any further interest in materials regarding the firm, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thanks again.


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Our new website
  • Posted by Patrick Lauzon, Director of IT on July 18, 2012

    Ever since we established a presence on the internet, our site has been hosted by a third party. Over the past several years we have discussed whether or not this function would be better managed in-house. There are obvious pros and cons for each respective position. In the end, we decided that having control, not only of content but also of the server/software, would be most beneficial from our perspective.

    One of the primary factors in reaching that conclusion was a re-consideration of our original tack when we established our internet presence.  Originally, we commissioned a website from a third-party provider and that site was utterly locked-down:  one could not even print from it.  It was our position that we would maintain the “gate-keeper” function regarding the dissemination of information. On its face, that was a reasonable approach: viewers would visit the site, view our portfolio and contact us to request further information (having been unable to print or download from the site). It was believed that such would increase the opportunities for contact. We were, as many were, naive as to how business presence on the internet would unfold.

    As the net has increasingly become not just a resource but a primary tool for the conduct business, we have seen that it is necessary for us to respond accordingly. Bringing our web presence back in-house allows us to become more responsive, more agile, as the net and its use mature. It positions us to make available any number of resources that we had not previously considered. As a result, this website can and will become a much more vibrant aspect of what we do and how we do it. As we move further down the road, we anticipate a number of our colleagues blogging about our use of BIM and Autodesk Revit, or our thoughts and ideas regarding LEED and Sustainable Design.  We anticipate the possible implementation of a comments section and/or forum where those ideas can explored in much greater depth and detail with anyone that so desires. Doing so will also require the implementation of search functionality to enable one to quickly locate valuable resources. These are all functions that any “modern website” enables. This is the direction in which we choose to move. Stay tuned and make certain to return often to witness our progress and take in some of our content.

    Thanks for stopping by and checking us out. If you have any further interest in materials regarding the firm, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thanks again.


    Tags: · html · css · ee



Portfolio » CorporateEducationGovernmentHealthcareHospitalityOther
Portfolio » CorporateEducationGovernmentHealthcareHospitalityOther