Sunday, April 17, 2011

Guns don’t kill people, people do. Drawings don’t mess up construction, people do.

“It is not about the drawing, it is about the model..” I said previously, then qualified it with the following “It is about neither; it is all about the building.”.
I was wrong, of course. It is all about the people involved.
The drawing is a minor player if not just an accessory. So is the model going to be if it ever becomes central to how we deliver buildings.

What amazes me in my daily work-encounters is people expressing strong believes that with technological advances, we will automatically have better processes in construction.
Does not quite make sense to me: Just because technology is improving that does not mean that human nature is getting better too!
Our proposed saver, IPD did not work in the past NOT because we used the drawing as the main communication tool, nor will it work because we replace it with the digital model.

Come to think of it – IPD was more likely to happen in building deliveries based on drawings but also run under procurement systems that we now call ‘traditional’.

Can see many of you ‘leafing’ through my previous posts to point out the inconsistencies in my opinions (drawing was bad, drawing is good, model is good, model is bad...);

Don’t bother, unless you have missed some of the previous musings.
Guns don’t kill people, people do.

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