2251- Architectural technologists and technicians
Architectural technologists and technicians
Architectural technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in conducting research, preparing drawings, architectural models, specifications and contracts and in supervising construction projects. Architectural technologists and technicians are employed by architectural and construction firms, and governments.
Architectural technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Assist in the development of architectural designs
Analyze building codes, by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports
Prepare manual and CAD (computer-assisted design) drawings, specifications, cost estimates and listings of quantities of material from conceptual drawings and instructions
Construct architectural and display models, and 3-D virtual models of architectural designs
Prepare contract and bidding documents
May supervise drafters, technicians and technologists on the architectural team
May supervise construction projects and co-ordinate, monitor and inspect work done by others.
Completion of a two- to three-year college program in architectural technology or a related subject is usually required.
Certification in architectural technology or in a related field through provincial associations of architectural or engineering/applied science technologists and technicians may be required by employers.
A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
Membership in the provincial regulatory body is mandatory in British Columbia.
In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."
There is mobility to other related occupations such as drafters, civil engineering technologists and technicians, construction estimators and construction inspectors.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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- Industrial Engineering Technicians
- Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
- Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
- Industrial Engineering Technologists
- Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
- Photonics Technicians
- Manufacturing Production Technicians
- Fuel Cell Technicians
- Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
- Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
- Nuclear Technicians
- Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
- Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
- Forensic Science Technicians
- Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
- Quality Control Analysts
- Precision Agriculture Technicians
- Remote Sensing Technicians
- Fire Inspectors and Investigators
- Fire Inspectors
- Fire Investigators
- Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
- Traffic Technicians
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X