ARCHTECHCON 2023: Shaping the Future of Architecture through Technology & Innovation


The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) presents ARCHTECHCON 2023, a four-day conference that explores the future of architectural practice through technological advancements and innovative methodologies. The event will take place from March 23 to 26, 2023, at Robinson's Galleria, Cebu City.

ARCHTECHCON 2023 provides architects, tech enthusiasts, real estate investors, designers, other industry professionals, and the public at large with insights on new software, equipment, and cutting-edge techniques that are revolutionizing the way architects design and implement their projects. 

The conference kicks off on March 23 with an opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting, followed by a series of UAP Student Auxiliary tours and workshops on March 24 and 26. The highlight of the convention is the ARCHTECHCON lectures on March 25, featuring an outstanding roster of industry experts, each offering valuable insights into various aspects of architectural technology. 

The lectures cover a wide range of topics, from energy performance analysis and digital fabrication techniques to artificial intelligence's role in architecture, drone mapping, and analytics. Speakers include Architect Annie Cuizon who will discuss the “CPDO Online Locational Clearance System,” underscoring the significance of utilizing streamlined processes and technology for efficient urban planning and development. Architect Dennis Mayo will be discussing BIM (Building Information Modeling) and how data has helped the practice of Architecture, being able to create a digital 3D model that allows for the visualization of different tools and structures. 

Architect Rowell Shih will delve into "Integrating Energy Performance Analysis using Various Computational Analytical Tools.” He primarily uses BIM to integrate energy performance analysis as part of his design process. 

Furthermore, Architect Buddy Lim Ong and Mona Alcudia will examine "Digital Fabrication: Human-Machine Collaboration," emphasizing the transformative impact of cutting-edge digital fabrication techniques, such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and 3D scanning, on the architectural landscape.

Architect Neil Bersabe will touch on “Artificial Intelligence in Architecture” and its impact on the industry, exploring the complex and promising potential of AI in a range of architectural applications, including design optimization, site analysis, and performance evaluation. Concluding the lineup, Architect Kristian Zhen Cruz will talk about “Drone Mapping and Analytical Design,” focusing on optimisation of processes for more efficient outputs.

On top of these lectures a “Bamboo Lashing for Beginners” workshop hosted by University of San Carlos Architecture Society - UAPSA is also open for registration. All proceeds from the workshop will go to USCARS-UAPSA’s Arkiskolar. 

The ARCHTECHCON 2023 is organized by UAP District C1, led by Director Ar. Buck Richnold Sia, UAP Datu Lapulapu Chapter President Ar. Arnel Barrera, and UAP Datu Lapulapu Chapter Vice President Ar. Buddy Ong. 

Technological innovation has had a significant impact on architecture. Advances in materials science, digital tools, and renewable energy technologies have opened up new possibilities for architects to push the boundaries of what is possible. And although AI has come into the picture, creativity is still an inherent human quality. In ARCHTECHCON we want to show how technology supports architecture and the value of an architect’s creativity,” says Ar. Buck Richnold Sia. 

This convention is a must-attend event for professionals seeking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of architecture and technology. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge, network with like-minded individuals, and explore opportunities for growth and innovation within their own practices.

Lectures from ARCHTECH CON 2023 will be live-streamed on the ARCHTECH CON social media page.

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ARCHTECHCON 2023: Shaping the Future of Architecture through Technology & Innovation ARCHTECHCON 2023: Shaping the Future of Architecture through Technology & Innovation Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Thursday, March 23, 2023 Rating: 5

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