The Web Site in Architectural and Engineering Practices

A 12-hour interactive workshop organized by the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) and Syntax Digital
Amman, September 15 – 19, 2002

This workshop aimed at introducing participants to the web site as a tool for architectural and engineering practices.  It examined the role of the web site in defining and projecting the identity of an architectural or engineering office to the general public. The workshop also examined the web site as a marketing and public relations tool. In addition, it discussed the web site as a medium that facilitates administrative and communication tasks between members of the architectural or engineering office as well as between the office and its clients and associates.

 The workshop addressed the technical and logistical requirements of setting up and managing a web site. It also discussed criteria for assessing a web site from the visual as well as functional perspectives. Moreover, the workshop presented a variety of considerations that need to address for managing, maintaining, and developing a web site. Consequently, the workshop discussed the web site from the points of view of technology, design, and administration.

 The workshop was conducted by Ahmad Humeid, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syntax Digital.