Author: J. Whitelaw
1 April 2014
First published: 1 April 2014
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David Hodgson (M) provides an alternative perspective on BIM; citing the history of ‘Information Management’ in the oil and gas industry, the lessons learned and the obstacles and opportunities that Information Management and BIM present for structural engineers.
Letters this month include discussion on: webinars; flooding; live loads; BIM; the Exam; Approved Document A and late payments.
Technology will free up structural engineers to be more creative and challenge standardisation as the route to efficiency, says AECOM Director for Buildings and Places, Jon Leach, who is also the new chair of the Institution of Structural Engineers Panel on Digital Workflows and Computational Design.