Architectural drafters spend some time outdoors inspecting sites.
Architectural Drafters perform a range of tasks including:
- preparing architectural and working drawings showing plans, elevations, sections, materials, finishes and other aspects such as layouts, plumbing, drainage, car parking and landscaping;
- calculating the quantity and quality of materials needed, material and labour costs, and timeframes;
- interpreting client briefs and preparing and developing sketch plans for client approval;
- helping to prepare building specifications to suit individual clients;
- representing or assisting architects on building sites to ensure plans and specifications are followed;
- liaising with local governments; and
- examining relevant codes and by-laws in the course of undertaking project documentation.
- able to visualise ideas in three dimensional form
- interest in technical drawing
- neatness and patience for producing accurate work
- some artistic talent in freehand drawing
Education and Training
To become an architectural drafter you need to complete an accredited course in design or drafting.