Indian CAD sector determines fate of West architecture

While rising costs and shortage of architects and engineers in the US,
west Asia and Europe have opened up opportunities in architecture design
outsourcing, India architects technical expertise and good English
skills have made global majors warm up to this market. There is a lot of
work coming form US/EU clients today, the buildings are conceptualized
in the US, designed in India. says Peter Ch.Architect 3Dcities India, an
India based company executing architecture design and drafting
assignments for 7 years. While rising costs and shortage of architects
and engineers in the US, west Asia and Europe have opened up
opportunities in architecture design outsourcing, India architects'
technical expertise and good English skills have made global majors warm
up to this market. "There is a lot of work coming form US/EU clients
today, the buildings are conceptualized in the US, designed in India."
says Peter Ch.Architect 3Dcities India, an India based company executing
architecture design and drafting assignments for 7 years.

Inward-bound jobs in architecture and design space are fairly varied at
present. From 3D visualization of malls, commercial complexes,
planetariums to resorts, helping archaeologists find lost cities and
monuments through virtual walkthroughs, the global $60 billion industry
will now offer India architects big opportunities.

This could mean more coming India's way beyond call centers and the new
buzzword KPO. At the moment, there's more architecture design
development being outsourced to India as opposed to straightforward
detailing and construction documentation.

Observers also say that five years ago, there were only 40 out sourcing
firms globally. The number has now risen close to 750. India alone
accounts for more than 100 big and small companies in the sphere.
Industry estimates that design and architecture outsourcing could add
thousands of new jobs in the next few years.


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