Tuesday, October 25, 2011

“I think the hurdle contractors are going through....

... is that they are generally ten years behind architects and engineers.
They have a traditional process that has been in place for a long time. This is because the complexity of projects in the Middle East is pretty different from Europe. You need to be really experienced to be able to run a project over here,” says Jeffrey Freund in an article written by Gerhard Hope on May 4, 2011 and published in the ConstructionWeekOnline.com
Jeffrey Freund and Marc Durand are the executive directors of iTech, a BIM service provider.

While I read through a string of other, wise-thoughts these gentlemen are intending to release onto my backward industry, I count on fingers the months that passed since early-May.
5 and a 3/4, almost half a year...
I find myself musing over the question: if-and-how this 0.5 a year that’s just gone, relates to the 10 years Mr Freund is referring to in the article.
Have we closed the gap a bit? Made it longer? Maintained the ratio?

Also, how did he come up with the 10 year-thing in the first place?
Did he look back on his early twenties (or was it late teens?) and judge his own level of maturity of that stage as comparable to the present Construction industry?
Would be interesting to know. Should ask him next time we meet.