By Jill Nagy
“We can do a site inspection without leaving our desk” and drafting no longer requires pencil and paper or the dreaded drafting pen, said Ed Garrigan, the president of C.T. Male Associates, about the impact of new technology on his field of engineering and surveying.
“Some old-school people like me” still sketch on paper now and then, he aid. But he remains enthusiastic about the “amazing” changes he has seen in his profession and his company, largely in the last five to 10 years.
“It’s a challenge to keep up,” he said.
In order to do so, the company has committees to analyze new equipment and software and to train employees to use it. The company also has a separate IT department.