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ChatGPT Prompts for Architects: A Comprehensive Guide

In the dynamic world of architecture, where creativity meets functionality, architects are continually seeking innovative tools to elevate their designs and streamline their workflows. With AI, the array of available tools has expanded. The most popular AI software is ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI. There are numerous ways in which ChatGPT can serve as a comprehensive […]

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Unlocking Architectural Potential: A Comprehensive Exploration of Digital Twins in Architecture

The concept of a Digital Twin in Architecture has emerged as a transformative force, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize the way buildings are designed, constructed, and operated. A Digital Twin (DT) is a digital replica of a real-world physical product, system, or process that acts as its virtual counterpart for practical purposes. Coined by Michael […]

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10 of the top AI architecture tools

In our previous blog on AI in Architecture, we spoke about the different aspects (1D to 7D) of Architecture in which AI can be integrated. In this blog, we discuss some of the specific software or AI architecture tools that can be used. AI Modules that are making waves in Architecture 1. Veras (Evolve Lab): […]

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AI in Architecture is powering a groundbreaking evolution

Welcome to an exploration of the groundbreaking intersection of architectural innovation, technological advancement, and visionary design. From the inception of revolutionary ideas to the realization of sustainable structures, the fusion of Building Information Modelling or BIM, Virtual Design and Construction or VDC, and Artificial Intelligence or AI in architecture marks a pivotal era in architectural […]

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6 current AEC industry ​trends

As the AEC industry continues to battle old challenges in the second half of 2023, it will need to remain more efficient. To meet target deadlines and stay competitive in the face of challenges arising out of labor shortage, material and supply chain issues, stricter sustainability requirements and wider economic challenges, the AEC industry needs […]

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Fastest growing cities in the US: Raleigh-Durham, NC

The annual national population growth rate has been tepid in the last few years in the U.S. Many factors, which includes the pandemic, have affected this growth. However, this hasn’t dampened the growth of metropolitan cities across the country. With a rapid migration of population to the South and Southwest, the US is experiencing a […]

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How technology is creating new AEC industry jobs

The AEC industry is one of the oldest and most stable sectors in the world. However, it is not immune to the changes and challenges brought by technology. In fact, technology is transforming and disrupting every aspect of the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, from how properties are designed and built, to how they are […]

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Fastest growing cities in the US: Austin, Texas

Economists generally agree that economic development and growth are influenced by four major factors: human resources, physical capital, natural resources and technology. Growth in human capital and physical capital often explains only half or less than half of the economic growth that occurs. Technology is one of the most important contributors to economic growth, especially in the US. Using […]

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Artificial intelligence in architecture a threat for architects?

Artificial Intelligence in architecture, engineering and construction isn’t a far-off dream for the industryanymore. The ability to utilize tons of previous data in a millisecond to enhance the architecture designprocess could be a game-changer in the way the entire industry functions. AI is already playing a role intackling the mundane tasks, and also performing creative […]

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Remote Working Trends: 2023 Forecast

The workplace has evolved across the world in recent years making hybrid and remote working commonplace. We need to look at what 2023 holds for the workplace and prepare to meet those challenges. Core Issues: The number of job listings globally with a remote component has nearly tripled since 2020 and this is not in […]

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A paradigm shift to global architects working remotely

This article looks at the growing role of ‘tech’ in post-pandemic Architecture A new survey conducted by Architizer focused on AEC professionals’ evolving relationship with technology during the post pandemic year, looked at topics ranging from design and communication to the psychological wellbeing of staff. The survey reveals that almost 80% of AEC professionals worked […]

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Integrity is the key to success in the work from home set up

Between 2008 and 2020, remote work has grown 159 percent. Whether companies allow employees to work from home as needed, hire both remote and in-office staff or have only remote employees, more and more companies are embracing the trend. With so many great resources available on transitioning to remote work, there isn’t a need to reinvent […]

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12 strategies to make your business recession proof

The US has witnessed 12 recessions since World War II, an average of one every six years. Hence, it is crucial for business owners to prepare to survive and even thrive through recessions. As the impending recession comes coupled with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact is going to be felt multifold. Recessions […]

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Is Architectural Outsourcing the path for your firm’s growth?

The trope that architects are bad at business might not be completely true, but running a successful business in the AEC industry is really tough. There are some tried and tested strategies that can work to your firms benefit, and take you on the path to exponential growth and new markets. Does architectural outsourcing feature […]

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Busting BIM Myths: How Building Information Modelling can accelerate your business

Building Information Modelling, popularly known as BIM, has been around as a concept since the 1970s. However, it’s application is relatively new, and the industry is still lacking in its complete knowledge of BIM’s usage. This intelligent model-based process creates 3D design models containing every information needed for the construction of the structure. It facilitates […]

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The Great Resignation: Should we really be concerned?

Last year, TikTokers were going viral with ‘Quit Tok’. Before you think this is another social media trend by millennials, let’s clear the air. A ‘Quit Tok’ is a video in which the creator speaks about quitting their job. While on the face of it, this comes across as a big ado about nothing, this […]

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Business Forecast 2022: Why invest in coworking office spaces

Coworking office spaces transcend industries. While the metaverse is uniting multiple universes virtually, coworking spaces can achieve that in the physical dimension. 2019 was the year coworking office spaces were at their peak. But the graph took a sharp turn in the first year of the pandemic. Everyone was working from home. Now, workers have […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2022: How to use Veri Peri in your designs

If this warm, yet cool color reminds you of Monica Geller’s door from Friends, you aren’t the only one. That was the first thought I had as well when I saw Very Peri, the Pantone Color of the Year 2022. This dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone is a combination of two primary […]

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Importance of cyber security in digital transformation

An accelerated digital transformation, a more dispersed workforce, increased use of cloud computing, the vanishing perimeter, and the need to assess the risks associated with a proliferation of connected smart devices require focusing on the role of cybersecurity in digital transformation. These ever-changing threat landscapes highlight the need for organizations to transform their security postures […]

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Virtual Production is revolutionizing filmmaking & animation

Superhero and fantasy films don’t need green screens anymore. From the early years of Hollywood, set designers spent hours painting film backdrops by hand. They tried to make the as realistic as possible, hoping nobody would notice that the trees were suspiciously still, or that the clouds never shifted. Until we shifted to green screens. […]

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Strategies for building a hybrid workplace

The world seems to have learned to live with the pandemic for quite some time now. This is the right time to blend the best features and experiences of a physical workspace and remote working to create what has come to be known as the hybrid workplace. A hybrid workplace is a plan that incorporates […]

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6 disruptive advanced technologies that are changing our world

As the pandemic has exposed, embracing advanced technologies is not a choice anymore. The future is now and in order to be current, you need to be tech-savvy. Business leaders know they must prepare for more disruptions in technology in the years ahead. It can be an overwhelming task to stay up-to-date with new technologies, their […]

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Ways to create a learning culture in organizations

Sooner than later, a lot of jobs will become redundant due to technological integration. Businesses that focus on bridging the skills gap by upgrading themselves can succeed in the long run. In the wake of these findings, “growth mindset” has become a buzzword in many major companies. For companies trying to cultivate an organizational learning […]

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Challenges of designing a city for a post pandemic world

After going through various research papers and articles on this subject, I had a strange realization. Ironically, the design of a city for a post pandemic world is akin to what an ideal city should have been in the first place! While framing ideas and visualizing a city for post pandemic life, the designer should […]

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What is the future of design with automation in construction?

Does automation take away from the individuality of design? Do automatic vehicles take away your driving skills? Do predictive keyboards take away your writing skills? Of course, the answer is no, and in fact, automation in construction can be a tool that enhances design. The truth is that automation in the construction industry only enhances […]

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5 Architecture and Design podcasts you need to listen to in 2021

It is remarkable how podcasts have found their way into our daily lives and routines. Whether it is listening to one on your morning walk or on the drive while running errands, here are a few architecture and design podcasts you need to listen to. Architecture is a fascinating amalgamation of art and science with […]

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Capabilities that organizations require to sustain business digital transformation

Recent data indicates that we have vaulted five years forward in digital adoption in around eight weeks. But how many will be able to sustain this business digital transformation? While organizations have incorporated technologies to keep pace with industry digital transformation as the need of the hour, systems and processes are still catching up to […]

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How employers can help in work from home motivation

Feeling lack of work from home motivation is a real problem. The pandemic has necessitated and almost pushed some organizations and its people to accept the remote work culture without having any kind of real readiness for it. Based on a recent survey by Indeed, those who work from home miss a lot of things about […]

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Reinventing the remote working module for design studios and AEC firms

Remote working has been a big challenge for design studios as design, which sprouts in its ‘studio culture’, is a collaborative practice involving face-to-face interactions nurtured by skilled and experienced mentoring. Remote working deprives the design process of these essentials. However, strategic planning and technological integration can make remote working for design studios a strength […]

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Business transformation is the key to success in the new normal

Whether it is the recent Financial Crisis of 2007-08, the World Wars of the 20th century or the Black Death pandemic of the 14th century, periods of crisis have been followed by periods of cultural and economic boom. However, only those companies who invest in innovation and business transformation are the ones who will ride […]

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