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    Architects, town and traffic planners conduct research and advise on and design residential, commercial and industrial buildings, layout of towns, landscapes and traffic systems, and plan and monitor their construction, maintenance and rehabilitation.

    Tasks include:

    (a) developing new or improved architectural theories and methods-

    (b) inspecting sites, consulting with clients and making recommendations regarding style and other aspects of construction;

    (c) designing buildings, preparing detailed drawings and plans for their construction and rehabilitation and making necessary contacts to ensure feasibility of projects regarding style, cost, timing, compliance with regulations, etc.;

    (d) identifying and finding best solutions for problems regarding function and quality of interior environments of buildings and making necessary designs, drawings and plans;

    (e) monitoring construction to ensure compliance with specifications;

    (f) planning layout and coordinating development of urban areas;

    (g) planning and designing the development of land areas for parks, schools, institutions, airports, roadways and related projects, and for commercial, industrial and residential sites;

    (h) planning and advising on routing and control of road and other traffic for efficiency and safety;

    (i) maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists;

    (j) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (k) performing related tasks; supervising other workers.

    (l) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Architect, building

  • Architect, interior

  • Architect, landscape

  • Planner, traffic

  • Planner, urban

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Decorator, interior: 3471

  • Designer, decoration: 3471

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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.