How the professional practice and the architecture education in Malaysia is catching up with the development of CAD

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Abstract

In the last two decades, the world of built environment has been supported eminently by the usage of Computer Aided Design (CAD) application, from being a drafting tool to a design counterpart. Due to this, more and more computer application tools have been developed and created to accommodate the demands of the market over the years. As the usage of CAD has become part and parcel of the daily running of architecture firms, higher-learning institutions such as universities and colleges have produced great efforts in preparing the built environment market with workforce that is equipped with the essential skills and ability to operate CAD. This paper aims to look into the insight of how higher learning institutions are keeping up with equipping their graduates with the right CAD applications that are actually being used by architecture firms. Apart from that, this paper also looks into how architecture firms use CAD in the daily running of their offices. The approach is by conducting a survey within 25 architecture and urban planning firms of various sizes within Kuala Lumpur, the capital and largest city in Malaysia, to find out the actual CAD application tools used by them. The findings from this survey will then be counter checked with the tools/software taught in the higher-learning institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-683
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Building information model (BIM)
  • Computer aided design
  • Graphic editor
  • Software

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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