Professionals in the Building Industry
The client is the building owner for whom the project is carried out. He or she provides the money which is used for the purchase of building materials, paying workers, etc. Clients express their ideas to architects.
Architects are licensed professionals who plan, design, and oversee the construction of buildings. An architect takes the brief from the client and turns those ideas into plans and images.
3. Quantity Surveyor:
Quantity surveyors manage all costs associated with building projects. They check the building plan and materials specified, and prepare an estimate for the construction project.
4. Structural Engineer
Structural engineers determine the load to be carried by the building and prepare drawings of structures to ensure they are strong enough to avoid collapse when loaded. Structures can include buildings, bridges, etc.
A Builder is an academically trained specialist and registered professional responsible for Building Production Management, Construction, and Maintenance of Buildings. Builders make sure buildings are built to specifications and the buildings are able to serve their purpose. Their tasks and duties include
- Interpreting, analysing or organising plans that meet building code regulations and client specifications.
- Providing quotes for clients and submitting plans to local authorities.
- Organising contractors including carpenters, electricians and plumbers, as well as taking part in some building work personally.
These are the real workmen on site. They are mostly technicians and they include bricklayers, carpenters, electricians, iron fixers, tilers, plumbers, etc.