re-equipped with a modern stand and reference table by the end of the
year.
New Drafting Equipment
Towards the end of the year a spate of resignations brought the shortage
of draughtsmen to over 25% and in spite of significant amounts of
overtime being worked a back log was beginning to build up.
LIAISON UNIT
1977 was a busy year for the Liaison Unit, who are responsible for
technical liaison with other BBC Department and external Organisations.
Internal Liaison
During the
published
Engineers.
pUblished
requests.
Year 44 new BBC ENGINEERING DESIGN INFORMATION sheets were
and sent out to the Technical Mailing List of 322 BBC
In addition to new issues a large number of previously
E.D.I.'s have been sent out in response to individual
BBC REGISTERED DESIGNS AND CODED EQUIPMENT - PART ONE - EQUIPMENT has
not been published this year due to the fact that it has been totally
revised and updated to include details of all BBC Coded Equipment. The
next issue is now ready for printing and should be distributed early in
1978. BBC REGISTERED DESIGNS AND CODED EQUIPMENT - PART TWO
COMPONENTS is also being completely revised and will be published and
issued in 1978.
Two Designs Department Technical Memoranda were written by the Liaison
Engineer, one to describe the technical documentation system used within
the Department and one to describe the revised BBC Equipment Coding
System. New procedures for notifying the Designs Co-ordination
Committee of new design projects and completed designs were implemented.
Various other documents were produced by Liaison Unit including the
Designs Department Annual Report for 1976, handout booklets for four
Television Centre Seminar visits, the Engineering Advisory Committee
visit and the Chairman's visit to the Department in May.
Photographs of most of the new equipment developed by Designs Department
were taken by Liaison Unit for use in Engineering Design Information,
the Annual Report, handout booklets and other Engineering Division
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