AIA: The Architect’s Handbook Of Professional Practice 2014
Below is an excerpt from chapter 11.1 from The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice.
Technology plays an integral part of our daily life, Computers mobile Internet access, smartphones, and a host of applications and software are familiar tools in our daily experience, and are transforming the efficiency and quality of our communications and entertainment. mirroring the rise and proliferation of technology in daily life, technology has brought sweeping changes to architectural practice. These include not only software and hardware innovations but also the way owners define requirements and deliverables; the methods through which designers, engineers, and builders collaborate, the processes through which governments validate and approve permit submissions, and gradually, the expectations from building occupants and the public at large.