The evolution was not instantaneous, but it was totally transformative. The introduction of CAD was recently hailed by readers of Architects Journal as the greatest advance in construction history. Amongst other benefits, the tedious time-consuming work of revisions became easier, and faster, and productivity and accuracy increased.

Architect“Architect” by Anonymous. Source: From an 1893 technical journal, now in the public domain. Scanned by Lars Aronsson, 2005. Image via Wikipedia.

Since the, the CAD era has evolved into the Building Information Modelling Era (BIM). The term BIM,, introduced in 2002 by Jerry Laiserin (Miettinen & Paavola, 2014), refers to a three dimensional virtual or digital representation of the building using parametric modelling. This has led to…

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