Building With Perfect Information

02Oct13

But more importantly, with drawings, no matter how detailed you get, you can only say approximately what you mean or intend. You depend upon the person at the other end of the conversation to complete the picture, to read your drawing correctly, and to understand it fully. And no matter how much effort you put into it, your drawings will never be unambiguously clear, fully complete, correct, internally consistent, and coordinated with other people’s related documentation. With drawings, this is simply not possible. So huge numbers of people throughout the industry spend inordinate amounts of their time checking information, guessing the true intent, getting it wrong, correcting things, making mistakes, cutting stuff out … kango hammers. All because the only way we have of designing buildings is with drawings—which produce inherently untrustworthy, unintelligent, un-computable information.

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