Design functions within the built environment play a crucial part in the successful completion on any building or structure, with the introduction of new technology and the increased use in offsite construction designers at all levels will need a new range of digital capabilities. Roles within this sector include:
Possibly the most imperative competency is the adoption of 3D digital models with rich data so that designs can be robustly tested and agreed in advance of manufacture to avoid costly errors and modification at later stages.
Research from the CIBT now suggests the above modules should be reviewed to include the elements of the digital transformation which lies ahead. One significant obstacle for further design learning and development is the shortage of tutors with the relevant experience and knowledge in the emerging area of design for manufacture and assembly. Government and professional bodies are collaborating to find improvements and solutions to overcome these challenges.
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