For nearly every construction job there is a technical role. Technicians are the people who support the work of the designers and consultants.
Technicians will assist or be responsible for buying, estimating and development planning. They may also be involved in the planning approvals for a project. Many are required to understand design and planning software such as Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Civil engineering technicians put their science and technology know how to work on complicated construction posers – from how to widen a motorway to building the world's tallest structure.
A clerk of works – also known as a site inspector, construction inspector or building quality inspector – inspects the workmanship, quality and safety of work on a construction site and reports their findings to the client.
3D visualisers bring the architect’s ideas to life, taking plans, architectural illustrations and other reference materials and using these to produce photo-realistic 3D images or animations of proposed buildings and developments.
Materials Engineers and Technicians develop a knowledge of the project and specification to source, test and assess compliance of materials and offer guidance on best working practices.