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Time to take control of your information

David Chadwick previews the Take Control Seminar on Information Management, to be held in association with Newforma on 1st November at the headquarters of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)

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Software Reviews

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Where's the risk?

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Case Studies

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A complex process

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Event Focus

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3D Repo drives VR innovation for TRL

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Dystopian or what?
George Orwell would have plenty to write about if he were alive today! His vision of a dystopian future in his novel 1984 has certainly captured or repelled the imagination of many since it was written in 1948. What would he have thought of a world were information is becoming the key factor in controlling the lives of millions, from covert surveillance to demographics. BIM is merely part of a larger scenario where the major issues – Brexit, politics, sustainability, urbanisation, the depletion of resources and technology – will use information to control development, urban environments and infrastructure for the benefit of its inhabitants in an increasingly unstable world.

Properly utilized, information brings transparency and efficiency to a building project. Mishandled, or wasted, it becomes a burden, or worse. The challenge lies in identifying which information is useful or relevant to a project and putting in place a solution that provides instant and pertinent access to that information. The Take Control seminar looks at the tools currently available for managing projects, processes and communications and highlights their strengths or limitations. It also examines how BIM fits into the wider administrative environment.

The growth of the Information Society proceeds apace, however, and wherever it can be used – it will be – with an increasing use of legislation to enforce it. The seminar will also take a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at how and why the construction industry will become a more strictly regulated environment. Whatever you do, don’t fall foul of one of the Oceania Party’s slogans in 1984 – Ignorance is Strength!

David Chadwick

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