Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.
An Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Around three in five workers have a Certificate III or higher Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.
- assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
- interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
- preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
- preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
- coordinating works programs
- inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
- calculating costs and estimating time scales
- collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment
- performing routine computations and plotting preliminary data
- Architectural Draftsperson
- Building Associate
- Building Inspector, Certifier or Surveyor
- Construction or Building Estimator
- Plumbing Inspector
- Surveying or Spatial Science Technician
- Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians
Architectural Draftsperson (also called Architectural Associate)
Completes Architects' concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors.
Specialisations: Building Drafting Officer
Supervises construction sites, and organises and coordinates the material and human resources required. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Building Construction Supervisor, Clerk of Works
Building Inspector, Certifier or Surveyor
Inspects buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advises on building requirements. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Electrical Installation Inspector
Construction or Building Estimator
Prepares and delivers estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.
Inspects plumbing work to ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Drainage Inspector, Gas Plumbing Inspector, Sanitary Plumbing and Water Supply Inspector
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician (also called GIS Technician)
Collects, records and evaluates spatial information and prepares databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Aerial Survey Technician, Photogrammetrist
Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians
Includes Roof Truss Detailer, Structural Steel Detailer