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The banner on this web site shows some scenes of the Glasgow skyline to demonstrate the new, the old, and what happens to structures which have outlived their life.
The NEED for CEMDC is described adequately by the following phrase:
"Perfect records regardless of the passage of time and personnel."
Building Information Modelling
Building Information Modelling or "BIM" is a "new term" for what is being hyped as best practice in construction for the next several years.
However, Best Practice has been around for a long time ... so what does BIM have that we haven't had before ?
15th May 2014 - Quote from New Civil Engineer magazine [in Association with - whose buzz word in the article heading is "Sustaining Infrastructure"]
About 80% of what BIM is about is passing on information and data associated with models in a structured way.
One cannot but help ask the question "But what about all the other relevant and critical information ?" In particular when an item of information [which may be part of a model] is Approved for Construction, and then vitally when it is Issued for Construction. AND this must be done in a manner which is legally admissable - viz when all goes wrong just who is a Judge going to believe ? THAT is the key question.
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Breaking News ... The TDOC System software goes "Open Source". To read more about the reasons why, please visit www.TDOC.com
Latest version 5.12.01 released 21st December 2016.
EDI and Forms
On any project, there are a number of requirements:
- Fast processing of data by document controllers, and between people working for different firms or organisations on the same project.
- Making life easy for the people with whom you are communicating means that they are more likely to respond in a timely manner.
- It is necessary to respect their requirements for record keeping as well as maintaining your own.
It must be fast and easy for people to: