The use of computers in the construction industry has reached levels even the most optimistic of decision makers have never imagined. Indeed, it is now normal to see people who know how to use computers in their work.
The study’s objectives were to identify risks in the use of CADD and their degree of seriousness as seen by the respondents, to solicit credible resolutions to the risks and to finally develop a guideline out the results of the study. Specifically, it sought to select respondents for the study who helped in validating the risks listed as well as those who created the list of actual risks encountered in the practical use of CADD.
A list of very threatening risks regarding the use of CADD in architectural practice and the risks involving the Intellectual Property Rights of the designers were made and ranked according to the results of the survey.