Architectural technology is one of the major sectors of civil engineering that includes advanced innovations in structural engineering and is very concerned with structures or buildings. Development projects in the construction industry typically necessitate knowledge and understanding of civil engineering and architecture. These are important disciplines that deal with the process of constructing structures such as buildings, airports, churches, and houses, among others. Structures are planned and designed using both Civil Engineering and Architecture. However, architecture is more concerned with the artistry, look, feel, and functionality of the design, whereas civil engineering is more concerned with the structural elements of the design, ensuring that the structure can withstand normal and extreme conditions. Sea defence systems against rising sea levels, under water - on water constructions, floating and green city architecture are some of the major applications of smart structures.
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