“What if” tomorrow drawings were not required?

Is there enough information elsewhere to get the job done? In reference to my first post of the year, I don’t know! That irritates me. As one of those people whose first reaction is to reach for the nearest internet portal and find out. So I am going to try and find out this year. By asking some key questions, pondering on this blog and asking colleagues and consumers in my industry. What if?

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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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4 Responses to “What if” tomorrow drawings were not required?

  1. Sounds like a re-read (I’m sure it will be something you’ve read in the past) of Marshall MacLuhan’s Understanding Media could play a part in this commentary. Drawings are a great abstraction of a model and have real functional benefits on site over a model. Whilst I am not against the death of drawings I think its also worth exploring the consequences of a world without them. What technology would we use in their absense and what would the consequences of it be.

    • That’s pretty much exactly where I wanted to go. I could have guessed you would see the track I was trying to follow. I don’t think we will ever or “should” ever get rid of them. I would like to discover who needs them, when and where. Working backwards from the hole in the ground.

  2. Carl Collins says:

    The drawing is dead, long live the data! I actively want to get rid of drawings, they remove data from what is issued, are a 2D representation of a 3D object, which can only lead to misinterpretation. If you need a view of a model to stick on the wall while installing the ductwork, take a view of the model and print it.

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