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Title: 'Cyber-Architectonics': The Use of Cyber Technology for Sustainable Architectural Practice in a Mid-Income Economy: A Case of Public Institutions in Ghana
Authors: Oppong, R. A.
Botchway, Edward Ayebeng
Gyimah, K. A.
Keywords: Cyber-architectonics
Sustainability
Architectural practice
Construction
Media technologies
Ghana
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: International Conference on Education, Development and Innovation
Citation: Conference: International Conference on Education, Development and Innovation (ICETE2017), Ghana Technolgy University, Tesano-Accra
Abstract: This paper introduces ‘Cyber-architectonics’ to mean the application of computer and computer network to plan and implement/execute architectural designs/projects from a distance. The world is changing and indeed at a very fast rate. The discovery of mathematically-based perspective brought imaginary architectural intensions to reality to enable the non-artistic appreciates architectural designs before they are built. Notably, construction is one of the most tedious phases for building industry professionals. For instance, architects spend most of their time visiting construction sites for periodic site inspections or attend on-site progress meetings with prospective building owners, contractors and other affiliated bodies. Architects review and query consultants’ drawings and contractors’ shop drawings. Again, architects clarify and vary design details/specifications and lastly not least, write reports, memoranda, letters as well as issuing of payment certificates to contractors. All of these activities have serious implications on timely delivery of architectural project execution due to the locational presence required of the architect/representative. Against the backdrop of the foregoing, this paper contends that cyber-architectonics is plausible for sustainable architectural production in Ghana. This paper used multiple critical approaches, surveys, narrative modes and philologies to examine the plausibility of cyber-architectonics in architectural practice in the Ghanaian public sector. Findings from data collected shows that cyber architectonics usage in public institutions in Ghana is apparently low. This paper offer recommendations to help improve cyber architectonics use. Further exploratory studies are also recommended to have a holistic view of cyber architectonics use since this is a pilot study.
Description: A conference paper published in International Conference on Education, Development and Innovation (ICETE2017), Ghana Technolgy University, Tesano-Accra, June-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11459
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