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Building Designer

What is a Building Designer?

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Building designers, also known as architectural designers, are responsible for designing and planning the layouts of buildings and homes. Working closely with architects, they create detailed designs, drawings, 3D sketches, and layouts that meet the specific requirements of each building project. They also ensure that all designs are compliant with local regulations. In addition, building designers may also oversee other team members involved in the building design process and may work on both new construction and renovation projects. At ShoreAgents, we can assist you in finding the ideal building designer for your project needs.
Building designers, also known as architectural designers, are responsible for designing and planning the layouts of buildings and homes. Working closely with architects, they create detailed designs, drawings, 3D sketches, and layouts that meet the specific requirements of each building project. They also ensure that all designs are compliant with local regulations. In addition, building designers may also oversee other team members involved in the building design process and may work on both new construction and renovation projects. At ShoreAgents, we can assist you in finding the ideal building designer for your project needs.
Building Designer Working

What is the salary of a Building Designer?

The salary of a building designer depends upon several factors. Among these factors are the designer’s experience and their specific responsibilities. Location is a significant salary factor. For example, salaries are typically higher in large urban areas of Westernized countries and lower in rural areas or countries with lower costs of living, such as the Philippines.

What is the average salary for a Building Designer?

The table below shows the average salary of a building designer in several countries. In most of the countries listed, the building designer salary shown is without any additional costs such as government charges, employer contributions, or supplemental insurance. Yet these charges are generally required costs.
The salaries for the Philippines include many of these required extra charges such as employment benefits, government charges, and ShoreAgents’ fees.
The average salary of a Building Designer in Australia
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$77,500 AUD
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$24,690 AUD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Building Designer in New Zealand
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$62,055 NZD
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$27,802 NZD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Building Designer in United Kingdom
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£40,000 GBP
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£14,426 GBP
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Building Designer in United States of America
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$88,950 USD
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$17,258 USD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Building Designer in Canada
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$60,174 CAD
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$22,487 CAD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Building Designer in Singapore

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$47,228 SGD
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$23,528 SGD
based in the Philippines
As you can see, a building designer’s wages vary considerably depending upon the country where the designer works. In most cases, the building design salary in the Philippines is one-third to one-fourth of that in Western countries.
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm based in the Philippines. We can help you find the right designer for your design and build a team.

Can a Building Designer work virtually?

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Yes, a building designer can work virtually, whether they are doing home building design or commercial building design. To ensure the success of your virtual building design employee, however, you’ll need to make some preparations. You’ll need to adjust your designer’s roles so that someone else handles those activities that can’t be done virtually. You’ll also have to set up the technology for virtual meetings. You’ll also want to invest in a task management tool to manage the designer day-to-day. And you’ll choose a supervisor for them. You’ll also want to get the rest of your design to build the team on board.
ShoreAgents can walk you through the steps of preparing for a virtual building design team member. We have considerable expertise in real estate property development and in virtual staffing. We can ensure your virtual building designer has the best chance of success within your operation.

Local Building Designer Vs. Virtual Building Designer

In determining whether an in-person designer or virtual building designer will meet your needs the best, you’ll want to consider several factors.
You want to find properties to develop, develop them, and make money. Having the right team in place can help you do that. However, you don’t want to spend more time than is necessary to find the right team members. You don’t want to take time away from the rest of your property development business.
Recruiting and hiring the right team member does require a considerable amount of time. You must write a job description and post the job. Then you go through the applications received to find a small group to interview. You conduct the interview and background checks before choosing the right employee.
If you choose to hire a virtual team member through ShoreAgents, simply sign up with us, let us know what you’re looking for, and then interview a short list of applicants we’ve recruited and background-checked. You choose the one you think will work best with your team.
Building design is a specialized skill that is necessary for the success of a property development business. Your company may have difficulty finding someone with just the right skills. ShoreAgents, however, is very active in the property development field and can recruit a good designer who also understands the industry.
After you’ve hired the right team members, you’ll want to keep them working for you! Engagement is critical. At ShoreAgents, we provide ongoing training. We offer a modern working environment where those in similar property development jobs work together and gain energy from each other. Our system improves employee retention.
Cost is a significant factor in determining whether you’ll have a virtual building designer or an in-person one. ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, a country with low labor costs but highly skilled, hard-working people. A ShoreAgents virtual designer will cost you substantially less than an in-person building designer will cost. Indeed, in many Westernized countries, you could hire three or four building designers for the cost of one in the Philippines. Yet, your designer will still have the same skills and experience.
The only potential disadvantage to hiring a virtual designer is that you’ll need to learn how to work with a virtual team member. While that involves change and adjustment, you can easily accomplish this. Whether you hire a virtual building designer or an in-person one is your decision to make based on what will work best with your company. However, hiring virtually does provide lower costs, easier hiring and retention, and the ability to find highly skilled employees. If you decide that you’d like to hire virtually, ShoreAgents can help you. We can provide advice and even coaching to ensure the relationship works for you and your virtual designer.

What are the duties of a Building Designer?

A building designer job description will include several duties, depending upon the business’s specific requirements. Here are some duties that are typical of building designer jobs.
  • Discuss the design requirements for new constructions, alterations, or repairs.
  • Gather the necessary measurements, dimensions, and other routine calculations for design layouts.
  • Provide suitable design recommendations based on factors such as budget, the building site, and recent trends.
  • Using CAD software and manual drawing techniques to produce architectural plans for approval and then revise the designs based on the feedback received
  • Research required materials and provide estimates on cost, time, machinery, construction, and other specifications.
  • Interact with other members of the design team to receive inspiration and provide support.
  • Record, document, and maintain vital information
  • Continue to learn and remain up-to-date with the latest design trends.
  • Ensure all layouts and blueprints comply with industry standards and local codes.
To perform their job correctly, a building designer also needs comprehensive technical knowledge, especially with CAD software, and creativity. Many building designers have a college degree in architecture and/or certification. They also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. They also need knowledge of international building codes.
The ShoreAgents team can help you develop a job description for your building designer.

Building Designer Role

Below is a list of duties you might assign to a building designer. Those that a building designer could complete virtually are marked with a check. Those that can’t be completed virtually are marked with a cross. Those tasks that can be partially completed virtually but have an in-person component are marked with both a check and cross.
Discuss the design requirements for new constructions, alterations, or repairs. check circle
Gather the necessary measurements. check circlecancel circle
Recommend designs based on budget, the site, and trends. check circle
Produce architectural plans for approval.check circle
Revise designs based on feedback. check circle
Research required materials. check circle
Provide cost, time, machinery, and other estimates. check circle
Interact with other members of the design team to receive inspiration and provide support. check circle
Document vital information. check circle
Continue to learn and stay up to date. check circle
Ensure all layouts and blueprints comply with industry standards and local codes. check circle
Most of the duties of building design jobs can be completed virtually. A building designer can take measurements virtually for some renovation projects from building blueprints. However, someone in person will need to take most of the building measurements and pass them on to the virtual building designer.
ShoreAgents can help you design the job description and your processes so that you can take advantage of all the benefits of hiring a virtual building designer.

Where to hire a Building Designer?

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You could hire a local building designer using the traditional process, such as running an ad, sorting through applications, interviewing the best, running background checks, and hiring someone. This conventional process requires a significant amount of time away from your property development business.
If you hire locally, you’ll also have to find a workstation, ergonomic chair, and computer equipment for your new hire. And, you’ll have to develop a program to keep your designer engaged and happy, so they’ll stay with your company.
Hiring a virtual building designer through ShoreAgents saves you all that time. It also eliminates the need for you to furnish facilities and a workstation. We allocate the workstation, computer, headset, and chair. And, we’ll take care of providing continuing education and an exciting work environment.

Hiring at ShoreAgents in the Philippines

Hiring a virtual building designer through ShoreAgents presents several additional advantages, including
  • Excellent knowledge of the property development business
  • Advise, coaching, and consultation
A location in the Philippines. Outsourcing to the Philippines is extremely cost-effective. You can hire a building designer for about one-third to one-fourth of the cost of hiring one locally in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. The Philippines also provides a large, well-educated labor force keen to work with foreign companies. The BPO infrastructure in the Philippines is exceptionally well developed, and Filipino workers are willing to adjust their hours to accommodate the needs of foreign businesses. Filipinos also speak fluent English and share a similar culture to most English-speaking countries.
ShoreAgents is an offshore real estate staffing solutions company. We are the only Real Estate BPO company with day-to-day operations managed by an experienced real estate firm owner. We can meet your property development staffing needs.

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