Fabrication - the other "F-word" in Architectural Praxis - REGULAR | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Fabrication - the other "F-word" in Architectural Praxis - REGULAR

SKU: VC2021CE07

Fabrication - the other "F-word" in Architectural Praxis

This webinar was part of the RAIC 2021 Virtual Conference on Architecture

Topics: Sustainability, Technology and Construction

Length: 1 hour | What's Included: Video, Quiz, and Certificate of Completion 

This webinar is available to stream! 

Fabrication is no longer a term isolated to the technical innovators of the AEC industry – it is a ubiquitous component of academia and rapidly gaining traction in contemporary practice. As with normalizing of sustainable design and use of BIM, the bespoke is yet another expectation on contemporary practice. File to factory is an inevitability. This session proposes where and how   architectural practices acquire this knowledge base is neither standardized nor immediately accessible. Architecture has always been the creative manipulation of data in fabricating the built world. At this point in history, access to the design knowledge, technological acumen, and skilled services do not drive architectural innovation, they are necessities for professional survival. The classic model of “design, draft, and deploy” with a conventional construction palette is giving way to a seamless file to factory paradigm where creative mass customization is at a designer’s disposal. Drawing upon examples and voices from academia, practice, fabricators, construction and case studies, this session delves into the opportunities architectural praxis will undertake as it increasingly adopts a file to factory paradigm.

This session is sponsored by BDP Quadrangle

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe and identify the resources, including knowledge bases, technologies, and services, available and required to operate in a file to factory paradigm; 
  • Recognize the costs and benefits in transitioning to a file to factory paradigm; 
  • Assess gaps in operations and develop a workflow integrating options for support in an architectural practice; 
  • Identify appropriate fabrication resources for implementation within an architectural practice. 

Subject Matter Experts

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Eric Bury, B.Arch, B.ES / Director of Project Development, Eventscape

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Vincent Hui, BES, MArch, MBA, MRAIC / Associate Professor | Associate Chair, Experiential Learning and Co-operative Education at Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science

Available Until: December 31, 2022 

Pricing A-La-Carte 

Member: $50  /  Non-Member: $75

Intern Member: $35  /  Intern Non-Member: $50

Student: $25  (must be an RAIC student associate member)


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