Civil engineers have always been pioneers, with a reputation for applying innovation when creating the infrastructure of cities and transport systems which we have all come to rely upon. Yet, when it comes to applying information technology, many companies within the construction industry seem to be lagging far behind companies in other more forward looking industries. Infoculture dispels some of the myths and mysteries that surround the term information technology and provides practical, straightforward advice and guidance on how you can implement and effectively use the new information technologies that are currently available. There are many high-brow, technological books on information technology. Infoculture is not one of them. Using civil engineering case studies and examples, the book reviews, without the jargon or tedious detail, the current position of information technology and looks at future trends. Stephen Vincent has spent twenty years applying information technology in the construction industry and has worked from the design office through to senior management. He has managed computer facilities and, as head of information systems with Scott Wilson, has experience of applying the very latest technologies to projects in the UK and around the world. Information technology is very much a part of our future and companies that wish to develop and prosper will have to understand fully the potentials and pitfalls. Infoculture will help you understand how this technology can improve your working practice and will help save you valuable time and money.After all, they were working without any circuit diagram or instructions! Lesson two: patience. Then I became interested in why the repair was taking so long. Their workbench had virtually none of the electronic gadgetry normally found in a anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Thomas Telford - 1998-01-01|