Architectural draftsmen create technical drawings from the designs of architects and engineers. They incorporate measurements and building codes for construction, use CAD software to print schematics for use by architects, building contractors, and engineers, and enter CAD data to create 3-D design models.
Roles and Responsibilities
Analyzing building specifications, codes, and sites.
Creating technical drawings from architects' sketches and specifications.
Using CAD software to create drawings that incorporate exact measurements, calculations, building codes, and other construction details.
Printing CAD drawing schematics for use by architects, construction managers, and structural and maintenance engineers.
Entering CAD data into building information modeling (BIM) systems to create 3-D models and renderings.
Preparing drawings, charts, and records with CAD equipment and conventional drafting techniques.
Visiting construction sites to perform measurements and calculate dimensions as needed.
Collaborating with architects and construction engineers to ensure adherence to building specifications and industry regulations.
Keeping abreast of the latest developments and technologies in architectural design.