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The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. TAP leaders monitor the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.

    

Building Connections Congress

By Emma Tucker posted 04-12-2023 02:52 PM

  

Building Connections Congress, or TAP BCC, is the annual event of the AIA TAP knowledge community exploring how technology is changing architecture—in both design and the people impacted by it. 

2023 TAP BCC

For 2023, TAP is back in-person and co-locating with the AIA Conference on Architecture 2023! Join us June 7-10 in San Francisco - the TAP event will take place all day on Wednesday, and we'll have another opportunity to connect on Friday at the TAP Open Forum

2022 TAP BCC

TAP BCC continued online this year - content is not yet available

2021 TAP BCC

In the ever-changing whirlwind of modern technology, there is certainly no shortage of options to choose from. We are constantly presented with the latest tools for innovation⁠—each with a specific purpose. However, at the core of design practice and managing the built environment, how can industry leaders distinguish which of these tools are transformative and which are simply hype? From changing workflows and driving innovation, to improving productivity and increasing profits, the technologies we utilize have the capacity to create waves of change within our industries and beyond.

TAP BCC moved online this year, hosted by AIAU - you may view the courses here.

2020 TAP BCC

Perspectives: Practice and the future of computational design technologies

In the ever-changing whirlwind of modern technology, there is certainly no shortage of options to choose from. We are constantly presented with the latest tools for innovation⁠—each with a specific purpose. However, at the core of design practice and managing the built environment, how can industry leaders distinguish which of these tools are transformative and which are simply hype? From changing workflows and driving innovation to improving productivity and increasing profits, the technologies we utilize have the capacity to create waves of change within our industries and beyond.

You can review the materials from the hybrid event in our library here.

Addtionally, two courses from hybrid event were converted to online courses - you may view them here.

2019 TAP BCC

Your buildings are talking, are you listening?

Each day our buildings and our firms produce volumes of data that can be leveraged to improve our buildings and our firms. At the heart of this year’s Building Connections discussion with industry leaders will be how these leaders obtain insight from data to advance design and move their companies into the next wave of the economy. Core much of the disruption and move into this new economy, dubbed the “experience economy,” is a deep understanding and regard for data that exposes previously undetected or undervalued insights. Join your colleagues and industry leaders in a high-level discussion about how a data-driven mindset will lead to new ways of thinking about buildings and the practice of architecture.

You can review the materials from the in-person event in our library here.

2018 TAP BCC

The Future of Design

As we consider the landscape of our built environment today, the future of architectural design is entering yet another paradigm shift. Artificial intelligent systems, machine learning automation have already transformed a number of industries and are making their way into the design and construction of buildings today. Our design community is dealing with the repercussions of this technology, both good and bad. We fear this may mean the end of the “designer” and are simultaneously encouraged by the possibilities this sort of technology opens up for us.  So let’s talk about how this intelligence can and will help us. Building Connections 2018 will explore how the industry is evolving to address this surfeit of information, how design should address these changes to our social fabric and quite simply the idea of what the possibilities are for the future of design.

You can review the materials from the in-person event in our library here.

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