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Becoming a Building Associate
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Becoming a Building Associate

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Supervises construction sites, and organises and coordinates the material and human resources required. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 0.5 - 3 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,623
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 15,100

What does a Building Associate do?

  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment


  • Building Construction Supervisor
  • Clerk of Works

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