Extracts from François' podcast "le sens des idées"
[...] Our activity as an engineer is to deliver a digital model which is used by the construction contractor on the site to build from. In the past, we used to produce 'paper' plans, but the digital model replaces and is even much richer than paper plans. We talk about a "digital twin": it is really a virtual copy of the power plant. It has everything in it. Engineering has more work than before. It does a much more ambitious job with digitalisation. This is important because it is sometimes said that digitalisation destroys jobs and so on. We are doing more than before! [...]
Hinkley Point C: the UK’s first-ever 3rd generation nuclear power plant
Supporting the construction of the world’s first EPR nuclear power plant