Charles Darwin University
The building design drafter uses 2D, 3D computer aided drawing (CAD) software and building information modelling (BIM) processes to support building designers and architects.
Drafters work on all classes of buildings including residential, multi-residential, commercial and industrial projects to produce drawings and documentation for planning and building permit approvals.
Administrative roles are significant for the drafter, researching statutory and regulatory requirements for application into designs as well as manual and digital file integration, control and archive management.
Using contemporary tools and industry-specific software, drafters carry out a range of tasks that typically include:
collecting and storing project information
researching and evaluating construction legislation, codes, standards, methods and materials
setting up computer aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM) software files and producing digital building designs
analysing and checking building designs for compliance with legislation, codes and standards
producing documentation for planning and building approval
providing support to building project designers
|Institution Name||Charles Darwin University|
|Course Duration||1 Year|
|Course University||Charles Darwin University|
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an Australian public university with about 22,083 students as of 2011. It was established in 2003 after the merger of Northern Territory University (NTU) of Darwin with the Menzies School of Health Research and Centralian College of Alice Springs, and it was named after Charles Darwin, the celebrated English naturalist.
It is a member of the group of seven Innovative Research Universities in Australia. CDU has campuses in the Darwin suburb of Casuarina, the city of Palmerston, and the towns of Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, with smaller training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Yulara. A new waterfront campus opened in 2015 in the Darwin CBD which contains the business school.