The Greater Toronto Contractors design team displays the creativity and construction know-how that sets us apart from other builders in Toronto. The designer is responsible for creating, presenting and controlling all aspects of project designs. You will be 100% responsible for all design details. Your job is to make the design process easy, enjoyable and exciting! Along with the requirement of having an eye for design, you also need to be able to create detailed, accurate building permit designs and allowance specifications. Your measurements must be accurate, your technological skills up-to-date, and you must be aware of modern advancements in home design.
Design work involves:
- preparing and presenting design proposals to clients
- preparing and planning applications and presentations
- advising clients on the practicality of their project
- producing detailed drawings from which costings are made
- attending regular meetings with clients, contractors and other specialists
- co-ordinating the work of contractors from time to time
- making site visits to check on progress
- dealing with problems that might come up during building.
The design process begins with developing initial ideas with the client. The architect asks detailed questions to find out exactly what the client wants and how much money is available for the project. The needs of people who will use the building, and the impact of the building on the local community and the environment must also be taken into account.
The architect then produces designs using computer-aided design (CAD), showing how the spaces in the building will be organised, what the building will look like in its environment and how it will be built.
Most designs need approval from bodies such as local planning and building control departments, as well as from the client. Once the designs have been accepted, the architect produces detailed drawings for the estimator to use. When building is under way, the architect visits the site to check progress and inspect the work on an as needed basis.
Architects work closely with other professionals on every project, including engineers, surveyors, architectural technicians and technologists, to make sure that their buildings meet the necessary standards. They are also to work closely with construction specialists on site and oversee the project from beginning to end.
Starting salaries are based on experience. Position includes mileage compensation., commission and bonuses.
**Must be BCIN certified!
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