Author Archives: Shaun Farrell

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.

A fun packed week

Many of you based in the UK are most likely going to be as “full on” this week as me. Today Bentley’s Annual Year in Infrastructure event kicks off for 4 days culminating in their awards ceremony on Thursday. Tonight … Continue reading

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Extrapolation

Authoring rules for filenames and data is not enough, for a project, you need to extrapolate names as soon as possible to make sure that your name strategy works. I also get fed up when industry says “we don’t know … Continue reading

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My approach to dealing with subjectivity

This could turn into a bit of a rambling rant, so consider yourself warned. One of the challenges we face with digitisation is subjectivity. As a former colleague once stated “data is brutal”. Being able to take data, turn it … Continue reading

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Presenting at Digital Construction Week

I feel fortunate that I and many of my peers have been selected to present and share at Digital Construction Week 17-18th October at London Excel. The full programme is now up here. I will be running two sessions: A … Continue reading

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Coding – the “must have” industry discipline!

I have to admit, up until 2009 I did not really pay that much attention to coding/programming. I was introduced to computer programming circa 1980 as computers entered the education system. My two best friends were very much into early … Continue reading

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Off-Site Manufacture for Construction

Reports are like buses, one gets published and then another one comes along. Hot on the heels of last weeks Estate Strategy the House of Lords released 2nd Report – Off-site manufacture for construction: Building for change. This is a stub … Continue reading

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Government Estate Strategy 2018

This was published over the weekend which means I have not had a chance to read it yet. But when I do I will post my first thoughts here. Anyone who knows me is aware I am not into politics … Continue reading

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