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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oh, By The Way... | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction


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Don L. Short II, president of The Tempest Company, never hesitates to tell you what he's really thinking about the construction business. Tempest Co. is based in Omaha, Neb., and provides estimating, scheduling, project controls, construction consulting and expert services, including arbitration services.
I just had it reinforced that technology solutions are still dependent upon the nut behind the wheel (user).  I recently moved up from a 10- year-old vehicle to a new one with interactive computer controls for almost everything imaginable.

The same applies to technology solutions in construction – be it in the field or in the office.

It doesn’t matter if you have an earthwork program that is used for takeoff and then field elevation control. If you do not set it up in the field correctly, you will not get the right elevations. If you set it up right once, it does not mean it will get set up right the next time.

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