IPads Supplanting Blueprints Boosts Builder Productivity – Bloomberg
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-31/ipads-supplanting-blueprints-boosts-builder-productivity.html As the wind whips through the top floor of an unfinished eight-story office building a block west of the White House, Steven Denbow points to metal air ducts as an example of work that wouldn’t need to be redone. The 29-year-old senior project engineer for Balfour Beatty Plc (BBY) ran three-dimensional simulations before construction began, finding hundreds of clashes, or design elements that interfered with each other. When the software indicated water pipes would intersect the ducts, he requested changes so workers didn’t have to rebuild parts of the $29 million project. Armed with iPads linked to the newest plans, work orders and information requests, specialists such as Denbow…
Since Tuesday, I’ve been attending the International iMoot and I’m quite amazed at how much I’ve learned. What is an iMoot you ask? Moodle (open source learning management system) conferences are call Moodle Moots. An iMoot is a virtual, online conference that runs 24 hours a day with keynotes and presentations by users and experts from all around the globe. There are also forums and the live presentations include a lively chat. So I’ve watched sessions in the middle of the day and a couple at 3 am and 5 am. I could see the recordings later on but the chat is truly incredible and I love to converse with…
AU session proposals have been submitted
I’ve proposed a roundtable to explore ideas for Glass for those who design our world.