The Technical department acts as a primary focal point for a housing developer in providing practical, cost-effective and also an aesthetically desirable product. The department provides a technical involvement in the initial pre-purchase site evaluations; the preparation and submission of planning applications; both engineering and architectural designs; and a continuing involvement in projects right through to their final completion, including the handover of roads, sewers and communal open spaces. To put it simply, the department is involved in all the company’s developments from inception through to completion.
House builders employ a range of specialists in their Technical department. These include design engineers, technical managers, civil engineers, engineering managers and architectural technicians. Individuals employed in these positions will normally have appropriate academic and professional qualifications.