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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionArchitectural and town planning technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist architects and planners with the design of buildings and the layout of urban and rural areas.
QualificationsEntrants possess a variety of qualifications including GCSEs/S grades, a BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III or a degree. Professional qualifications are available and membership to professional institutions may be required for some posts.
- Investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use;
- Prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors;
- Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect;
- Surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority;
- Issues development permits as authorised;
- Checks that completed work conforms to specifications.