Judging from the number of comments on posts about construction document controller training, there is a thirst for information on this subject. Latest news from Perth, Australia-based training business neXadyne (post) is that it submitted a late 2013 proposal to Standards Australia for the development of a national Standard for Document Control.
This proposal has since been approved and work on the developing a new Australian standard will start shortly, with a committee that includes neXadyne and representatives from employers, government organisations, professional and technical associations, and research and academic organisations (what about collaboration technology vendors?). neXadyne’s Deborah Wilson says:
The standard will help to –
- promote common Document Control practices across organisational boundaries
- enhance Business-to-Business Document Control communications
- enable appropriate placement personnel based on level of qualification
We see the development of the Document Control standard as a milestone event for Document Control, which underscores neXadyne’s committment to adding value to the industry.