Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or conventional drafting station to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms, and records.
Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.
Coordinate structural, electrical, and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.
Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings, and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets, and other data.
Lay out and plan interior room arrangements for commercial buildings, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software.
Obtain and assemble data to complete architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.
Supervise, coordinate, and inspect the work of draftspersons, technicians, and technologists on construction projects.
Determine procedures and instructions to be followed, according to design specifications and quantity of required materials.
Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to lists of materials.
Analyze technical implications of architect's design concept, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors.