By Seequent Civil & Environmental Product Manager Pat McLarin
“If you design something based on out of date information, and perhaps order incorrect materials, the impacts could be cost overruns, scheduling hits or expensive machinery sitting unused.”
Was it version 8 or version 9?
Are your engineers working to the latest 3D model published this morning? Or are they about to make an expensive and time-consuming mistake because they didn’t receive the most up to date revision with that one key alteration?
Version management can be just as complex a process as wrestling with data interoperability – and could even carry more risk.
While geology is generally thought to be static, at least during a construction project lifecycle, our understanding of it will change dramatically as a project progresses. New data will frequently change the design and details of a project, sometimes significantly. It’s vital to know that everyone involved understands there’s a new geological interpretation and is working from the correct one.