This extract from s4.5.10 What does the future hold from the Steel - Framing the Future project report explores the key facts emerging from the Technology Issues Group. These were that the take-up of digital information documentation and transfer of technology by the Australian steel construction sector is low compared with other industries undertaking similar process operations and is waiting to be utilised, there is an abundance of automated fabrication technology, some already in use, which can transform the industry, and once introduced, the progressive improvement of existing technologies and introduction of new techniques will establish and maintain the competitiveness of structural steel. Technological priorities are (1) design, detailing and information flow, and (2) fabrication and erection. Extract from Steel - Framing the Future, The Warren Centre, 2007. Full report available for purchase at http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781920898786 (hard copy) or http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781920898793 (CDROM).