The impact of technology on all facets of construction has grown throughout the last decade, reaching the point that every aspect of a project is accessible and describable electronically…and that’s what our upcoming issue is about. It’s a primer on where we stand today and a guidepost for where we’re headed. It is, in my humble opinion, the most important issue we’ve ever produced, and a landmark publication for the dirt-moving community.
What’s been most interesting and exciting to me since we first developed the conceptual framework for the issue, late last fall, is how much of a moving target we’ve had to deal with. Indeed, changes have been coming so rapidly that there are aspects of the issue that will be rendered out-of-date even as the ink is drying at the print house. I have to tell myself, “Never mind. This will set a benchmark at the leading edge in this sea of change."