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How do we know this Wontae is really even a human......have you not heard of SKYNET?
(Sorry Wontae. just a little pre Cinco de Mayo fun.)
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard L. Hess [mailto:RLHess(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 11:58 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Machine vs. Human

Right, how many buildings do you think the guy writing the software has designed, signed, got through plan check and through construction?  Oh no, that's always someone else' responsibility isn't it?
-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M POA [mailto:Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 5:59 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Machine vs. Human

Garbage in - garbage out.

From: Garner, Robert [mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 12:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Machine vs. Human

I think it is in progress now.  Some call it BIM, Building Information Modelling.  The Engineer prepares his 3-d computer model (in Staad or whatever).  When member sizes and structural performance is satisfactory, he gives the files to the steel detailer, who, using a program like SDS, can prepare fabrication and erection drawings directly from the Staad files. 


I don't know where the architectural is during this process.  Maybe we've lost the architects along the way? 


Bob Garner, S.E.


From: Wontae Kim [mailto:kimwontae(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 12:33 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Machine vs. Human




When do you think that  ‘machines’ will replace human being’s works?


I am working in the precast concrete industry.

Recently I noticed some engineers and companies had been developing softwares,

 which may change whole construction business environments.

Many people believe  these programs, using 3-D model,  generate all shop drawings (drafting and checking)

including  engineering design/calculation, and BOMs, when required data are entered.


When do you think that this ‘holistic’ system is possible?

How much do you think these efforts have been accomplished?


PS: Personally I would like to hear those who are very familiar with European construction market,

because I believe this is happening in Europe first, if this is possible in near future.







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