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Bridging the Gap: Architecture and Structural Engineering

A, Faridah and A, Abdullah Sani and R, Ismail (2004) Bridging the Gap: Architecture and Structural Engineering. In: Conference On Engineering Education (CEE 2004), 14-15 December 2004, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Division of the responsibility for the design and construction of the built environment between architecture and engineering is a relatively modern development. Up until about 150 years ago, a single individual, the ‘Master builder’ performed the roles of Engineer and Architect for the design of a building or bridge. Today, Structural Engineers and Architects are educated completely independently. Although both play a major part in designing and building a nation's infrastructure, they are not encouraged to fully understand the work of each other. There is a dire need to Bridge the Gap between Engineers and Architects. This paper focuses on doing that at the tertiary education level. It does not propose a carefully formulated curriculum but endeavours to provoke creative thinking in the teaching of the two salient fields of the built environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Architecture; Structural Engineering
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:474
Deposited By: Mr Mohd Zamri Ramli
Deposited On:16 Feb 2007 03:21
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:44

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