Building Technologies

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Job Description

Architectural Technicians & Technologists work independently or with professional architects and civil design engineers in conducting research, preparing drawings, architectural models, specifications and contracts and in supervising construction projects. Architectural Technologists & Technicians are employed by architectural and construction firms, and governments.

Things that Architectural Technologists & Technicians do at work are:

  • 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 coordinate, monitor and inspect work done by others.

Educational Requirements

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.

Salary & Job Information
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Get trained

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.

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