ARCHITECTURE

Building Design

Refers to the broadly based architectural, engineering and technica applications to the design of buildings. All building projects require the services of a building designer, typically a li censed architect or structural engineer. Smaller, less complicated projects often do not require a licensed professional, and the design of such projects is often undertaken by building designers, draftsperson, interior designers (for interior fit-outs or renovations), or contractors. Larger, more complex building projects require the services of many profession-als trained in specialist disciplines, usually coordinated by an architect.

A student undertaking Building Design will acquire the professional skills and knowledge required for sustainable design, drafting and documentation of res-idential, industrial and commercial buildings. Emphasis is on the design process, construction technology, integration of BIM, presentation and production of working drawings, using industry standards and the latest architectural software.

In many places, building codes and legislation of professions allow persons to design single family residential buildings and in some cases light commercial build-ings without an architectural license. Many building designers are known as 'residential' or 'home designers', since they focus mainly on residential design and remodeling. Building Design Professionals are expected to offer a complete building design service, from concept though to construction.