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Episode 1 | Fixing the 'intergenerational low' in quality of design information


I have not worked in the UK for the best part of 30 years but from the time I graduated to the time I left (1974 to 1989) the quality of design drawings was assured by having experienced drafters with ONC or HNC qualifications. What has happened to them? In the main engineers alone have never been capable of producing good drawings. Being a Singapore Registered Professional Geotechnical Engineer (PE(Geo)) has raised my profile and is keeping me in employment beyond the normal age of retirement but it is not tackling the problem of not having competent drafters.

Posted date

3 June, 2019

Posted time

9:03 am