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Drawing up a code Barcodes are finding their way out of the supermarket and into the design office and on to site.

The paperless office is still some way ahead, and anyone involved in construction still has to contend with mountains of drawings arriving in their offices - often closely followed by a whole host of revisions. Scott Wilson (Hong Kong) is working on a project to cut the time and error involved in registering drawings. Barcodes are the secret, but not the simple linear ones you find on a can of baked beans. Instead the firm is using two dimensional versions, which can carry much more ...

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