#AU2012 #UKBimCrew 6505 – Keynote Address

The power and limitation of tools
Tools have changed the way we think. They change what we think is possible.
Digital tools leave their mark in the things they create. Those of us who use digital tools all the time can see their stamp on the real world objects.

A challenge for infrastructure 7 killed by hurricane rita. 120 died in the traffic leaving.
Imagination, function, form, fabrication = process (Where is maintenance/operation)

Sorry but engineers do care about form. #fail by speaker

Xbox 360 red ring of death. Cost Microsoft $1 billion in product recall. Poor simulation.

In god we trust. All others bring data

The third industrial revolution. – computerised manufacturing – Additive, subtractive ,robotic assembly and nanoscale/bio

Low labour cost models are over. we must innovate differently.
Product development shorter but manufacturing is not. Need to be more non sequential.
Knowledge based not experience based.
Manufacturing skills enabling design.
Building in the properties into the product as its made. So makes a new material.
Prosumers – professionals meet consumers.
Design Manufacturing materials innovation.
One day we will print an engine – GE
Bringing software engineers to the shop floor.
Connectivity schizophrenia
Personal life= connected
Work life = not
The question is relevance.

Are you ready for design at this speed? Question posed by an 11year old design/maker.

The environment is a stakeholder – Other labs
The effect of small decisions made in the past have massive effects today.

New releases announced by Carl Bass:

Infrastructure modeller
Simulation CFD
Labs gepetto
Visualisation service
Fusion 360 launched – you pay for what you use.
Invite people into community and project.
BIM 360 glue
BIM 360 field
Personal cloud is common. Work seems to be worried about the cloud.

About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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