CADD utilization in the architectural design process: implications for computer integration in practice

L. N. Kalisperis, R. L. Groninger

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Abstract

Increasing complexities of modern environments and socioeconomic pressures to maintain efficient design/build cycles have forced architects to seek new tools and methods created by advances in technology in architectural design. This study explored the integration of CADD applications into the architectural design process through a survey of AIA member firms. CADD and DBMS utilization was examined with respect to both firm size and design philosophy. Differences existed among various characteristics, applications, and satisfaction levels. The use of satisfaction as an indicator (unique to this study) provided information not revealed in analysis of CADD use solely in quantitative terms. The results indicated that: the benefits of using CADD in the design process is recognized by architecture firms; some CADD packages better supported design functions, others supported documentation functions; refinements by CADD manufacturers are required to make CADD a viable design tool that will meet the needs of the profession. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-148
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Architectural & Planning Research
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies

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