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:

Contract Documentation & Administration

FORMAL


  • Ability to apply drawing and specifying aspects pertaining to a simple double-storey building employing either a drawing board or personal computer.
  • Ability to apply basic drawing and lettering techniques, basic annotation and specification.
  • Ability to do drawings and sheet layouts.
  • Understanding of relationships between general layout drawings.
  • Ability to apply appropriate National Building Regulations (NBR).
  • Understanding of local authority approval requirements and procedures.
  • Understanding of graphic projections, scale, dimensioning and annotation.


FORMAL


  • Ability to produce a set of working drawings as part of a set of contract documents of a complex building to acceptable practice standards.
  • Ability to develop durable, cost-effective, climate-responsive construction systems and details sensitive to the contextual language of the design concept.
  • Understanding of component and material specification.
  • Knowledge of the relevance of appropriate National Building Regulations (NBR) as well as the requirements of the NHBRC.
  • Knowledge of local authority approval requirements and procedures.


FORMAL


  • Ability to produce a set of working drawings as part of a set of contract documents of a complex building to acceptable practice standards.
  • Ability to develop durable, cost-effective, climate-responsive construction systems and details sensitive to the contextual language of the design concept.
  • Ability to do component and material specification.
  • Understanding of the relevance of applicable appropriate National Building Regulations (NBR) as well as the requirements of the NHBRC.
  • Ability to respond to local authority approval requirements and procedures.


FORMAL


  • Ability to produce a comprehensive set of architectural contract documents of a complex building to acceptable practice standards.
  • Ability to develop durable, cost-effective, climate-responsive construction systems and details.
  • Ability to recognise the demands of context and local resources and appropriate technologies that harmonise with the environment.
  • Understanding of issues of sustainability of the built environment and ability to be able to evaluate materials in an ethical and socially responsible manner for architectural projects.
  • Ability to do component and material specification for architectural projects.
  • Ability to implement appropriate National Building Regulations (NBR) as well as the requirements of the NHBRC for architectural projects.
  • Ability to respond to local authority approval requirements and procedures for architectural projects.