Architectural technology is the realisation of architecture through the application of building science, forming the constructive link between the abstract and the physical.
Architectural Technology: research and practice demonstrates the importance of research in architectural technology and aims to stimulate further research and debate by enlightening, informing and challenging readers.
Chapter authors address the interplay between research and practice in the field of architectural technology, examining the influence of political, economic, social, environmental and technological issues. The focus throughout is on creating sustainable buildings that are constructed economically and function effectively and efficiently within their service life cycle.
The book's mix of chapters and case studies bring together a number of different themes and provides invaluable insights into the world of research from the perspective of those working within the architectural technology field - practitioners, academics and students. The underlying message is that architectural technology is not just a profession; it is a way of thinking and a way of acting. This is highlighted by contributions from architects and architectural technologists passionate about architectural technology as a field of knowledge. Contributions range from the theoretical and polemic to the pragmatic and applied, further helping to demonstrate the richness of the field.
About the ContributorsForeword Introduction 1 Theory and Architectural Technology - Norman WienandCase Study A Designing to Anticipate Future Climate Change: The Case of an Urban House - Julian Marsh2 The Morphological Construct - William ThompsonCase Study B A Sustainable Window: A Process of Development - John C.M. Olie3 Sustainable Design Analysis and BIM Integration - Boris CeranicCase Study C Applying Research in Practice: Developing a Specialist Service in the Analysis of Thermal Bridging - Matthew Peat4 Testing the Thermal Performance of New Dwellings during Construction - John LittlewoodCase Study D Assessing Retrofitted External Wall Insulation - Jo Hopper5 Exploring Links between Education, Research and Practice in Architectural Technology - Gareth Alexander and Colin OrrCase Study E BIM Collaboration in Student Architectural Technologist Learning - Malachy Mathews6 Research Processes and Practicalities - Stephen EmmittIndex.
Stephen Emmitt :- Stephen Emmitt is Professor of Architectural Technology at Loughborough University, UK and Visiting Professor of Innovation Sciences of Holmstad University, Sweden and member of CIAT's Research Group.