Software incompatability sours 2012 effort

The office copy of Contract Journal finally arrived today and ‘The Foreman’ writes about British professionals at Mace and Laing O’Rourke involved with the 2012 Olympics developments getting disgruntled with the money being spent on their American colleagues. He then adds:

Tempers have also flared about computer systems. My man said: “They are trying to impose US design software, which isn’t compatible with any UK contractors.” Have a nice day…

I think it was playwright George Bernard Shaw who claimed that “England and America are two countries divided by a common language.” Sounds like this extends to computers too. Get the BuildingSMART interoperability boys on the case!

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