Design buildings and other structures accoring to defined specifications and objectives as well as regulations and building codes. Most work is done in a office, but may require visits to the building site. Use computer software to draft designs and prepare documents detailing estimated costs and building requirements.
Engineering, Architecture, Science and Mathematics
Use computer design and drafting tools as well as principles of architecture and knowledge of materials to prepare drawings and other documents necessary for building a structure.Design new buildings and other structures according to specifications and goals provided.Incorporate building codes and regulations into the design.Listen to clients’ goals and present design ideas as well as estimated costs and timeline for the project.Combine aesthetics and function to create a design.Supervise designers and tehnicians in the development of computer models and project documentation.
Skills and Knowledge (Strengths and Talents)
Judgement and Decision Making – evaluate the costs and benefits of certain decisions and determine the best option Laws and guidelines – know, understand, and design to relevant laws, guidelines, and required documentationTechnology – Use computers and design software as well as general communication and presentation programsListening – actively attend to what others are communicating, evaluating your own understanding and asking questions as needed while not interrupting at inappropriate times Critical thinking – use logic, reasoning, and problem solving skills to evaluate the effectiveness of solutions, determine the validity of conclusions, and identify the pros and cons of different approaches Reading comprehension – understand written material related to the fieldSpeaking – clearly and effectively communicate information through an oral presentation or conversation Problem solving – identify, organize, and prioritize relevant information to determine the most beneficial approach to resolve an issue Project management – coordinate the steps and team members of a project and keep to a schedule with effective time managementCustomer service – know relevant guidelines, procedures, and methods for preventing and solving customer issues
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