2161-Building architects

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Building architects
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Job Description: 
Building architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and plan and monitor their construction, maintenance and rehabilitation.

Main 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:

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Building architect
- Interior architect


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Landscape architect - 2162
- Interior decorator - 3432
- Interior designer - 3432

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