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Routine production or symbolic analysis? India and the globalisation of architectural services

By P. Tombesi, B. Dave and P. Scriver


Developments in information technology have reduced the need for spatial proximity in the geography of architectural employment: computer-based drafting allows for better standardisation and more efficient production of project information, whilst electronic communication links make the immediate transfer of this information possible across long distances. The ability to compress time and space may be paving the way to the relocation of architectural production facilities from higher-wage to lower-wage regions: numerous examples already exist of firms that have adopted this strategy to reduce their overheads

Topics: Architectural Services, Computer-Aided Architectural Design (CAAD), Design Technology, Globalisation, Professional Practice
Year: 2003
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