Technology in Architectural Practice


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  • Your neighbors here in Phoenix, Arizona - Orcutt | Winslow - have been using ArchiCAD for over 20 years! It's a great cross-platform (PC/Mac) platform for everything from conceptual design to rendering to truly integrated BIM. If you're looking for...

  • Mike, Congrats on offering these two software packages as a member benefit. I have used ArchiCad for more than 10 years and find it the best on the market for use by small firms and that works well on the large projects too. KUDOS! ------------------------------...

  • The new AIACC BIM Software Member Benefit! Check this out anyone who uses Architectural design software: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1090754395924090370 After years of effort, I'm very happy with the result! We...

  • AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice and Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Communities have recognized 5 projects for their innovative approach to architecture and technology, but only one can win the People's Choice. Learn about...

  • Sort of a broad question for a lot of different topics. I would recommend defining your risk before you start down the path of advanced technology with your clients and participants. Create non-disclosure and hold harmless agreements with your...

Community Blogs

  • The following is an excerpt from my blog at deathofdrawing.com related to my new book The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation published by Routledge. Among the professionals involved in the building industry,...

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  • Last year on the TAP, several members identified challenges in technical environments accessing and gathering information in concealed spaces, particularly above ceilings. The workflow we developed with the TAP members' input is highly relevant to...

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  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS Do you know how to put together a good set of construction documents? As a new practitioner, an emerging architect, intern architect, or recent graduate, you may have felt that someone was...

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  • Is BIM the tool and the method building designers have long avoided? The AIA TAP FASTER FORWARD conference 2011 presented the idea of BIM, the process, the intelligence, and the potential. In addition, I attended the Autodesk University last week...

  • Take a look at this article generated by LMN Architects, detailing their process for designing, fabricating, and simplifying a complicated panelized facade. http://lmnts.lmnarchitects.com/featured/mm-intro/