Robotics and digitisation - benefits

Digitisation has come in for a lot of negative comments. People worry as is always the case about their future. Let's go back in time to one of the earliest advances, the wheel. Without the wheel things had to be carried or dragged, requiring a lot of labour. When the wheel arrived, how many people’s jobs might have been affected? Where four people could carry something, if there was a wheel only two would be needed: one at each end Read More
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Change Management: People need time

People take time to accept and implement change. Many of us are familiar with the princliples behind the figure developed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and adapted for change management as shown here. The sequence from first hearing about the changing situation and what is required is familiar:immobilisation while being unable to accept that the existing ways need to change; then denying a need for change, then being frustrated with Read More
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A BIM Mandate

There is a BIM Mandate - how does it work? Building Information Modelling (BIM) is mandated for April 2016, but what does a mandate do, and how does it work? There are economic and environmental benefits for the whole asset cycle from concept through design, construction and the life of the asset. A further blog will explore enablers for BIM. Notes: This is how I see the mandate working. I could be wrong, but this is what this Read More
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