Building Technician

Building technicians assist in the building of houses and commercial projects, usually undertaking supervisory roles.

Building technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • provide skilled assistance to builders and construction managers by interpreting and carrying out directions for planning and organising building projects
  • interpret building plans, regulations and codes of practice to direct progress of the work, making sure that specifications and regulations are followed, and proper methods and materials are used
  • calculate costs and estimate completion times to prepare tenders
  • arrange supplies of material and equipment
  • draw up detailed programs for site works and the coordination of building workers
  • record building progress and variations from the design drawings or specifications
  • negotiate with subcontractors and report to builders and architects.

Construction Project Manager

A construction project manager is responsible for coordinating the construction of large building projects such as hotels, factories, office blocks, home unit developments, schools, hospitals and large housing developments. They make and interpret plans, supervise and direct people working on the project, control costs and payments and negotiate with building owners and subcontractors.

Building technicians may also work as project planners, estimators, project administrators or as technical sales representatives. They sometimes work as building inspectors, making sure that the construction is going to plan; or as building site managers on large commercial projects. Building technicians usually work on construction sites. Some are self-employed as contractors.

Personal Requirements

  • good organisational skills
  • good at technical activities
  • practical approach to problem solving
  • able to work as part of a team.

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