11/10/2022 | Evolution of Technologies
Technology has evolved over centuries and through many branches of science and engineering. Since ancient civilizations first started to stack stones, technological advances have paved the way for designers and engineers. Some significant turning points in the development of technologies include:
- Prehistoric tools: People have used rudimentary tools like stone axes and spears for thousands of years.
- Agricultural development allowed people to settle down and form communities, which sparked the creation of new technologies like pottery and weaving.
- The introduction of machines powered by steam engines during the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries resulted in a significant change in producing goods.
- The development of electronic computers in the middle of the 20th century revolutionized how information is processed and stored and sparked the creation of new technologies like the internet and smartphones. This period is known as the "computer age".
The era of artificial intelligence has recently brought about new opportunities in industries like finance, healthcare, and transportation. With developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and renewable energy, technologies are still evolving quickly. These innovations can change how we work and live while tackling some of humanity's most pressing issues, like aging populations and climate change.
Evolution is necessary and constant for architecture and engineering in the parlay of the construction industry. With new technologies, designers can only meet the more complex needs of architecture in today's industry. Present-day technology development has allowed the field of civil engineering to expand by using concrete to design and construct bridges and buildings. With 3D printing and automated devices (also known as robots), architects and civil engineers are no longer limited to drafting on paper while sitting at a desk. Instead, they can construct complex buildings from their offices by using robots and software technologies.
At Sumer Innovations, our approach is to bring together building design experts from all places to work together on innovative projects. Here you can see our structural engineer in Phoenix working with an architect in Denver or an architect in Las Vegas. The collaboration between building design consultants is at the next level in the industry.
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