Architectural draftspersons complete architects' and other designers' concepts by preparing documents (drawings or plans) and liaising with builders and contractors.
Duties & Tasks
Architectural draftspeople may perform the following tasks:prepare architectural drawings for development and construction applications, showing internal and external layouts of new and proposed buildingsanalyse architects' and building designers' concepts, and prepare preliminary sketches and detailed drawingsproduce designs, detailed drawings and documentation using manual or computer-aided technologyprepare drawings showing site layouts, proposed site layouts, site analysis, floor plans, elevations, sections, three-dimensional images, materials and finishes, as well as other aspects such as joinery detailing, construction details, lighting layouts, plumbing, drainage, car parking and landscapingselect quality of materials needed, taking into consideration the material and labour costs, as well as construction completion datesprepare building specifications for building documentation to suit individual clients and tendering purposesrepresent or assist architects or building designers on building sites to ensure plans and specifications are followedliaise with relevant public sector organisations and specialist consultants (such as engineers, town planners and building surveyors)examine relevant Acts, regulations, codes, standards and by-laws in the course of undertaking project documentation.
Architectural draftspeople spend some time outdoors inspecting sites.
- able to visualise ideas in three-dimensional form enjoy technical drawing and working with technology able to draw neatly and accurately good concentration and attention to detail some artistic talent in freehand drawing.