Build a Building That Looks Like a Rocket Ship
Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
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Architect, Architectural Project Manager, Design Architect, Principal Architect, Principal Architectural Firm, Project Architect, Senior Architect/Design Manager, Senior Architectural Designer, Senior Planner, Specifications Writer
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What you Need to Know
- Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D; Autodesk Revit; Bentley MicroStation; Trimble SketchUp Pro
- Data base management system software — Apache Cassandra; Apache Hive; MongoDB; NoSQL
- Data base user interface and query software — Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2; Amazon Redshift; Microsoft SQL Server; Oracle JDBC
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Project management software — Craftsman CD Estimator; Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management; Oracle Primavera Systems
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