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Defining Technology, Engineering, and Architecture Applications of Technology
What is technology? Technology is the application of knowledge, tools, and skill to solve problems and extend human capabilities. The history of technology involves of the invention of tools and techniques, and is similar in many ways to the history of humanity. Background knowledge and necessity has enabled people to create new things, and conversely, many scientific endeavors have become possible through technologies which assist humans to travel to places we could not otherwise go, and probe the nature of the universe in more detail than our natural senses allow.
What is an innovation? Innovation is the evolution of knowledge and tools to serve a new purpose. The wheel is an example of technology that has evolved to serve other purposes (ex. gears)
What is engineering? Engineering is the systematic application of mathematical, scientific and technical principles that yield tangible end products that meet our needs and desires. Types of Engineering pertinent to this course Civil Structural Electrical Mechanical HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) Plumbing
Other types of engineering Aerospace Bioengineering Chemical Computer Engineering Computer Science Material Process Nuclear Electronic
Architecture The original of the word architect can be traced back to the mid 16 th century from the French word architecte, the Italian word architetto, and via Latin from Greek word arkhitekt ō n. Arkhi- meaning chief + tekt ō n- meaning builder= Architect or chief builder The architect has also been referred to as the master builder.
What is architecture? the art and science of designing and erecting buildings. the art, science, and profession of planning, designing, and constructing buildings in their totality, taking in to account their environment in accordance with the principle of utility, strength, and beauty. the character or style of building the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings
Formal Definition of Architecture Architecture is the art, science, and profession of planning, designing, and supervising the construction of buildings, landscapes, communities, and furnishings within their environments according to the principles of utility, strength, and aesthetics. Architecture also involves rehabilitation, renovation, remodeling of existing structures.