Advancements in technology always impact several industries, and the Architectural sector has been one of the primary beneficiaries of these advancements.
A design someone can create in a couple of hours today would require days or even weeks if done 30 years ago.
All this simplicity and efficiency in doing work happened because of the technological advancements.
3D rendering and visualization of designs is now possible
Today, it is possible to create a structural design in 3D and present it to your potential clients or team members.
3D models visualized in the form of videos make it easy for the person analyzing the models to understand the designs hence quickening the decision-making process using 3D CAD software apps like sketch up, ArchiCAD, and many more.
Virtual reality is making the presentation of designs more realistic
beyond just looking at the 3D CAD models and video simulation experiencing the real design of the structure like you would if it was already constructed in real life.
This sort of experience will make it simpler for customers and undertaking supervisors to rapidly determine what the structure will resemble before the main block is put on the ground.
3D printing has made prototyping faster and cheaper
One of the most promising technologies that will likely impact several industries is 3D printing. The construction industry has also been a significant beneficiary of this technology as prototyping and building real structures through 3D printing, for instance.
This technology has made it possible to have 3D CAD models reproduced in real life within a short time and with more precision than never before.
Generative design software has made the designing process more efficient technology
Architectural data available on the Internet today, design software apps use this data to generate a better design determining the most efficient one based on the input parameters that the designer provides.
Some of the input design parameters that generative software apps need to get started include; materials, manufacturing methods, budget, etc.
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Subsequently, innovation has fundamentally affected engineering structures worldwide and will keep on impacting it in the coming a very long time as more headways are made.
As an Architect, you should always have an open mind and know the way things are done today may not be the same way they will be done a couple of years from now.
Be open to learning more about technology if you want to stay relevant in the industry for many years.