Posted by dan-england on October 22, 2002 at 04:26:44:
In Reply to: Re: future of profession- architecture is posted by Per Corell on October 22, 2002 at 02:13:21:
i see, your coming from the point of view of the structural engineer, who, when the architect wants a 40 foot cantilever, it is up to the engineer to make it feasible, and (from what i can tell) the software you promote, is designed to give that framework which will let the cantilever work, taking away the skin of the building and giving the bones which hold it all together.
Pray tell what is this software?
Architects do need to know what is possible, and what form the structure would take, as then we can design in conjunction with it, as was done with the pompidou centre in Paris-(www.archiseek.com/guides/france/paris/pompidou.html)
there will always be excessive work for the engineer to do within the building process, the architect cannot do it all, which gives rise to the different specialist engineering professions, and with software like the one you back, the architect can play a bigger role in designing exactly how he wants the structure, enabling him to do more before it goes off to the engineer.
Though each of the aforementioned software and processes are of equal value within the design process, pen-to initialise the design, CAD software to visualise the design, and yours to structuralise the design.
The architect generally designs the structure from assumptions; precedents; and experiance, then sends it off to the engineer to check if its right.
The package you promote sounds like it can substitute those assumptions for definetive schematics.
i hope it lives up to expectations.
though both tools are
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