Author Archives: Edward Surgeon


Human-Machine Symbiosis

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Frustratingly, technology has been slow to penetrate the construction industry. Several million people in the global construction industry spend significant amount of time on data entry and basic data manipulation that can be done by computers. 20% of design time and resource is spent on manual administration such as manipulating spreadsheets in Excel, updating drawing title-blocks […]

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Human-Computer Symbiosis

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3 Causes of Poor Data Integrity in Construction Information

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One of the biggest challenges I’ve observed in the construction industry that doesn’t get a lot of airtime is this issue of “data integrity” (or the lack of it) in construction information. Poor data integrity in a set of drawings happens when there is inconsistency between the descriptive information shown in a drawing’s title-block (i.e. […]

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