Posts Tagged ‘Architectural Practice & Management’

Introduction and abstracts Michael Broshar FAIA AIA Norman Strong FAIA AIA Daniel S. Friedman FAIA   Download the article My aim in this introduction is to briefly sketch three related developments that suggest fundamental changes in the ways we might soon teach and practice: first, the widening influence of contemporary theory on building composition; second, […]


Measuring and Improving the Productivity of the U.S. Construction Industry: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities By Robert E. Chapman and David T. Butry Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg. Download the article   Abstract Although the construction industry is a major component of the U.S. economy, it has experienced a […]


By Ryan E. Smith. University of Utah Download the article Culture of Collaboration The 21st century architect is being introduced to a shift in the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained that differs from the 20th century model and the early master builder model. Building is becoming increasingly complex at an exponential rate. However […]


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The Architect’s Collaborator: Toward Intelligent Tools for Conceptual Design By Kimberle Koile Download article In early stages of architectural design, as in other design domains, the language used is often very abstract. In architectural design, for example, architects and their clients use experiential terms such as “private” or “open” to describe spaces. If we are […]


Wiley by Brian Libby Randy Deutsch reckons that in the years before he wrote Convergence: The Redesign of Design (Wiley, 2017), he heard again and again from industry experts that “things in the AEC industry were converging, without [anyone] alluding to why or how or what that meant. When I hit the thousand mark, I […]


By Allison Huffman High risk, low margin. This all too familiar description of the construction industry is at the heart of contractors’ laser focus on bottom line profitability and overcoming the variables that can (and often do) go awry. The proof of that challenge is in the numbers. According to KPMG’s “Climbing the Curve, 2015 Global […]


Photo by Thinkstock by  CLAIRE BUSHEY Manufacturing jobs today include machinist, welder and assembler. In the future, the list might add cybersecurity strategist, digital twin architect and collaborative robotics specialist. That’s according to a new report released by the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute, a research consortium in Chicago that includes universities and companies, and […]


by Physics for architects WHY DO ARCHITECTS NEED PHYSICS? Students of most undergraduate architecture programs in the United States are required to take an introductory physics course. There are three good reasons for that requirement. First, architects have to understand the fundamentals of physics as they apply to processes taking place in buildings and in […]