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The role of an architectural technician might include:
- Defining and investigating technical aspects of the brief.
- Collecting necessary technical information.
- Researching and providing advice on the use of products, processes and technology.
- Researching and providing advice on legislation.
- Developing and co-ordinating construction details.
- Developing innovative solutions.
- Preparing applications for statutory approvals.
- Preparing specifications.
- Seeking tenders.
- Undertaking site visits.
Architectural technicians may establish their own practice providing services to other built environment professionals, or work within an architectural or multi-discipline practice as part of a design team.
The lead qualifying body for architectural technologists and architectural technicians in the UK is the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). Architectural technicians can be accredited as professionally qualified architectural technicians (TCIAT) by CIAT. A higher diploma (HND) or foundation degree or equivalent in architectural technology or a built environment subject is required to become a professionally qualified architectural technician.
Further training can lead to accreditation as chartered architectural technologist (MCIAT).
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