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    • Architects and Builders
    • Design Teams
        • An architects designs buildings to serve certain purposes which may involve the needs for residential design, business offices, medical facilities, and factories.
        • Each architect decides how involved to be with each project – from just creating the design to being onsite during construction.
        • Each building project takes a team effort to complete.
    • Team Members
        • Architects
        • Landscape architects
        • Architectural drafters
        • Engineers
        • Other specialists
        • Contractors
        • Trade specialists
        • Interior designers
    • Architects
        • An architect must have the combined talents of an artist, engineer, builder, planner, and manager.
        • Architects typically use a computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to complete designs. This enables the architects to make very fast drawings for the clients to review while they are reviewing the overall design.
        • Client conferences help the architects get a full picture of how the building will be used and what the client expects.
    • Landscape Architects
        • The external environment of a building site is the interest of a landscape architect. These specialists deal with all outside areas around a building. The plan plantings, roads, parking areas, and uses of the land.
    • Architectural Drafters
        • Drafters prepare the drawing and plans that communicate the basic design of the architect.
        • An experienced architectural drafter often assists with the actual design of a structure or works in tandem with an architect on a building project.
    • Engineers
        • Civil – design roads, bridges, and water and utility systems
        • Air conditioning engineers – design heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems
        • Acoustical engineers – design equipment and systems to control sounds withi a structure
        • Mechanical engineers – design a variety of ducts to carry air, plumbing, and other support systems
        • Structural engineers use calculations to insure the structure’s components with be safe
    • Other Specialists
        • Estimators examine architectural drawings to determine construction costs.
        • Specification writers add important details to architectural plans.
        • Surveyors prepare the survey plans and plot plans for the building site.
    • Contractors
        • Contractors oversee actual construction.
        • They handle all the materials and provide all the services needed to complete construction.
        • Subcontractors usually handle once type of works such as carpentry, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, masonry, electrical or landscaping.
    • Trade Specialists
        • Carpenters complete wood frames for buildings as well as finish carpentry – paneling, cabinets, and trim.
        • Masons work with cement, stone, and ceramic materials.
        • Electricians install electrical outlets and lighting fixtures.
        • HVAC specialists work on heating, ventiliating, and air conditioning.
    • More Trade Specialists
        • Painters
        • Wallpaper hangers
        • Landscapers
        • Drawall specialists
        • Roofers
    • Interior Designers
        • Interior designers select colors furnishings surface covers lighting systems and decorations for the inside of a house.
        • Usually hired by the owners or occupants of a residence, the job of the interior designer is to turn a building into a livable space.