Just having some thoughts as a technologist and designer. Wouldn't it be awesome and save costs due to errors if we had a Digital Superintendent in a design product, like spell check but construct check? Imagine designing a tall cantilevered structure and then your screen goes dim and a talking hammer comes onscreen and says:
“Hey there pal, at that height I need a helicopter for each of my workers to install that structure, or you need to design another lower height structure. Please consider how I will construct it when designing – thanks pal”.
I remember a shop superintendent back in my design days schooling me on fabrication sequencing of large steel assembles, and how they would weld or apply coatings sufficiently.I learned a great deal from that school of tough knocks, and nearly got hit with a wrench once. I personally think it would be great to have some artificial intelligence providing heads up feedback from data gathered from all your construction projects historical knowledge or a base set of rules to prevent those future school of hard knocks or loss in the field.
Do you think incorporating some historical data feedback on how structures are constructed or fabricated as you design would be a beneficial? I am not advocating for a “clippy” or interrupting assistant, just a way to highlight design decisions that may impact the construction and fabrication.
Thanks to the talented Autodesker Damian Willcox for drawing my concept of a digital superintendent character.