Where is the Eddy Shah who will make digital construction the industry standard?
He doesn’t look much like a midwife, but Eddy Shah played a key role in the birth of modern journalism.
A couple of decades ago, the process by which ink found its way onto a sheet of paper had not changed fundamentally since William Caxton. Now, thanks in part to Mr Shah’s introduction of the computer to Fleet Street, the entire production process, from the reporter’s conversation to the printing of the page, is digital.
So if journalism has advanced five centuries in 25 years, consider the construction industry. Its fundamental technologies have not changed that much since the advent of civilisation.
The possibilities of digital construction are clear from the astonishing project in the latest issue, but where is the Eddy Shah who will make them the industry standard?