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Mining the Information Channel

Some of the UK's biggest companies are now using a system which streamlines project management and data sharing In 1994 Sir Michael Latham took a hard look at the construction industry and published his findings in a now infamous document entitled 'Constructing the team'. In this document, which slammed design teams for duplicating information, Latham stated that the 'use of coordinated project information should be a contractual requirement'. And Latham put his money where his mouth was.


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