Language is important because it allows people to communicate in a manner that enables the sharing of common ideas. The same goes for machines – sharing information requires a language they can read and interpret correctly. Especially in the context of Building Information Modelling.
Speaking the same language
You like ‘potato’ and I like ‘potahto’.
You like ‘tomato’ and I like ‘tomahto’.
Let’s call the whole thing off.
You have probably heard this popular song from ‘Shall We Dance’ starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. In the 1937 movie, the language as well as cultural differences cause an initial rift between the characters who most obviously fit together perfectly.
That makes us wonder: does language cause similar problems for the construction industry and…