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Architects conceptualize, plan and develop designs for the construction and renovation of commercial, institutional and residential buildings. They are employed by architectural firms, private corporations and governments, or they may be self-employed.
architect, architectural standards specialist, chief architect, consulting architect, industrial and commercial buildings architect, residential architect.
- Consult with clients to determine type, style and purpose of renovations or new building construction being considered
- Conceptualize and design buildings and develop plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules
- Prepare sketches and models for clients
- Prepare or supervise the preparation of drawings, specifications and other construction documents for use by contractors and tradespersons
- Prepare bidding documents, participate in contract negotiations and award construction contracts
- Monitor activities on construction sites to ensure compliance with specifications
- Conduct feasibility studies and financial analyses of building projects.
Architects may specialize in a particular type of construction such as residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.
Outlook & Prospects for Architects in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-21|
Currently the chances of Architects finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
Demand for architects is linked to activity in the construction industry, especially commercial and industrial projects. Most architects are self employed.
The ten provincial associations of architects in Canada have adopted a standardized process for admission to the architect profession known as the Internship in Architecture Program (IAP). All provincial associations require that an intern architect gains at least 5600 hours of work experience in specified areas of architectural practice. Architects should be proficient in AutoCAD.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Architects in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Architects (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
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