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Building architects





Building architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and plan and monitor their construction, maintenance and rehabilitation.
Tasks include -
(a) developing new or improved architectural theories and methods;
(b) inspecting sites and consulting clients, management and other stakeholders to determine type, style and size of proposed buildings and alterations to existing buildings;
(c) providing information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times;
(d) preparing project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrating structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs;
(e) writing specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calling tenders on behalf of clients;
(f) making necessary contacts to ensure feasibility of projects regarding style, cost, timing and compliance with regulations;
(g) identifying and finding best solutions for problems regarding function and quality of interior environments of buildings and making necessary designs, drawings and plans;
(h) monitoring construction or rehabilitation work to ensure compliance with specifications and quality standards;
(i) maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Building architect
- Interior architect
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Landscape architect - 2162
- Interior decorator - 3432
- Interior designers - 3432

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