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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.

TAD Journal: "Translation" Call for Papers _ DUE June 15 2019

  • 1.  TAD Journal: "Translation" Call for Papers _ DUE June 15 2019

    Posted 02-04-2019 15:10

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Editorial Board of the Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD Journal) invites submissions of original research from scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students to be considered for the upcomingissue, Translation, with a submission deadline of Saturday, June 15, 2019. This issue is particularly interested in practice-focused submissions and invites submissions from researchers in practice. 

    Technology | Architecture + Design (tadjournal.org), sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and published by Taylor & Francis, is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in the field of building technology, with a particular focus on its translation, integration, and impact on architecture and design. We believe this publication is of value to you and your colleagues as it is an excellent vehicle for disseminating their contributions and innovations.We request that you share this invitation widely within your network.

    TAD solicits, captures, and shares new knowledge in how we think, make, and use technology within the building arts. Published articles feature primary research in emerging materials, construction techniques, design integration, structures, building systems, energy, environmental design, information technology, digital fabrication, sustainability and resiliency, project delivery, the history and theory of technology, and building technology education. Aimed at researchers, educators, and practitioners, the journal advances and transforms the current discourse on building-based technologies with the goal of expanding, reimagining and challenging its role for architecture and design. 

    We invite you to submit your research for consideration for TAD Volume 4:1. Below, you will find the link to the call for papers.

    TAD Editorial Board:

    Caryn Brause, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Issue Editor

    Chris Ford, Stanford University

    Chad Kraus, University of Kansas

    Scott Murray, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Design Editor

    Clare Olsen, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Associate Editor

    Jeana Ripple, University of Virginia

    Marci S. Uihlein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Executive Editor

    Julian (Jialiang) Wang, University of Cincinnati

    Andrzej Zarzycki, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Volume 4:1: Translation

    Link to Call for Papers: http://tadjournal.org/front-page/call-for-papers/ 

    Paper Submissions are due Saturday, June 15, 2019 and will be double-blind peer-reviewed. 

    Manuscript preparation guidelines can be found in the TAD Journal Author Guide.

    Visit TADjournal.orgfor more information.

    Visit TAD at Taylor & Francis Online for recent issue content:http://tandfonline.com/toc/utad20/current 

     

    Translation Call for Papers

    From new design procedures, to the physical testing of materials and production techniques, to alternative construction methods and workflows, the process of advancing an architectural concept from initial idea to full material realization makes use of a broad array of strategies. For its upcoming issue, TAD seeks scholarly submissions, creative design, and primary research that investigate the means by which the design concept becomes translated into the built environment.

    Physical testing has long been valued as an aid to concept realization. While digital models and virtual tools provide an affordable and ubiquitous alternative, prototyping remains a powerful means of exploring design options, vetting technologies, rehearsing processes, addressing performance uncertainties, assessing user experience, and gaining stakeholder consensus. Testing prior to and while building have enabled designers to advance construction methods, inform building code development, and initiate new workflows. How are testing methods diversifying, and how are these various methods impacting the design and decision-making processes? TAD invites research projects and papers that investigate the impact of rigorous testing methods on the Translation of ideas into construction.

    Investigations of translation benefit from a consideration of the underlying organizational structures that enable architectural production. Throughout the last three decades, the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner community (AECO) has developed frameworks, certifications, and rating systems in order to contend with the economic, social, environmental, and regulatory contexts in which they must operate. Concurrently, business models, procurement and delivery systems, and contractual agreements have also evolved, creating opportunities to reconceive formats for design services and outputs. Are new organizational forms emerging as a result, and if so, are they leading to transformations in architecture practice and production? How are these practice innovations being implemented and evaluated? Translation invites research that examines both historical and emerging ecologies of practice.

    Necessarily, research on translating design concepts into realized projects must take into consideration the emerging technologies of design, construction, and maintenance. The adoption of virtual and augmented reality across AECO sectors, for example, has democratized the design process while increasing support for those who build. Prefabrication and modularization offer the promise of reduced uncertainty surrounding project costs and scheduling. Proliferating methods for collecting project and site data have provided greater fidelity to the interrelationship of labor, design, and construction. How are these and other technologies changing the processes by which design ideas are realized? How are workflows and collaboration among project agents being altered by greater efficiencies in production, streamlined communication, and automation of labor? TAD invites papers and projects that critically interrogate the development, deployment, and impact of the technologies of Translation.

    By examining these and related questions, Translation will expand the discourse around developments in the field and assess their implications for future practice. Manuscripts for the double-blind peer review are due before 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 15, 2019, at TADjournal.org.  See TAD Author Guide for manuscript submission requirements.



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    Caryn Brause AIA
    Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Master of Architecture, UMass Amherst
    Issue Editor, Technology | Architecture + Design
    cjbrause@umass.edu
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