SUMMARY MATRIX

COMPETENCIES FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSIONS

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PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL DRAUGHTSPERSON

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECT


A person registered in one of the categories above must demonstrate the following:

Construction Technology

FORMAL


  • Ability to research materials, products and components using commercially available referencing material for contract documentation purposes.
  • Knowledge of the generic names of materials as well as common sizes and thickness.
  • Ability to specify basic building materials on technical drawings.
  • Ability to solve construction and design problems in producing working drawings of basic double storey buildings.


FORMAL


  • Knowledge of construction methods and uses for materials related to simple low-rise building types.
  • Ability to develop durable, cost-effective, climate responsive construction details.
  • Ability to conduct limited relevant research into construction methods and materials and the appropriate applications.

FORMAL


  • Understanding of construction methods and uses for materials related to simple multi-storey building.
  • Understanding of the demands of context, local resources and appropriate technologies that harmonise with the environment, which influence the construction of a building.
  • Ability to develop durable, cost effective, climate responsive construction details.
  • Ability to conduct limited relevant research into construction methods and materials and the appropriate applications.


FORMAL


  • Ability to implement innovative application of construction methods and uses for materials related to multi-storey, multi-functional, complex building types.
  • Ability to recognise the demands of context, local resources and appropriate technologies that harmonise with the environment, which influence the construction of a building.
  • Ability to develop durable, cost-effective, climate responsive construction details.
  • Ability to conduct advanced research into construction methods and materials and the appropriate applications.