| Badger, W., Del E. Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University,
The next decade could well be that of the project manager
(PM), who is at the core individual of every successful
project. It is the PMs competence and
professionalism on which the construction
industrys professional identity and reputation rests.
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Engineers and designers are highly skilled individuals. Forcing them to enter design changes using tables, forms and spreadsheets is unproductive and uneconomical, and it increases the likelihood of human error—this is the way that most instrumentation software systems currently work. For too long, software vendors have denied engineers and designers the simple practicality of a graphical visual engineering interface with “drag and drop” capability and inbuilt intelligence, ensuring changes are automatically replicated into all the associated data and databases.
D. GIBSON, AVEVA
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