The Building Control industry encompasses a variety of regulations, administration, and inspection work regarding new constructions. Working in such an area means ensuring that a variety of strict codes and trade practices are being adhered to, and therefore that both construction sites and the finished buildings are suitable for habitation. It also includes a variety of planning roles, in which an individual may be responsible for the project as a whole. Controlling the process of building means liaising with architects, engineers, and builders in order to ensure a shared vision of the finished project as well as procuring the appropriate materials and tradesmen in order to set the process in motion. It may also encompass communication with the local community and government in order to attain consent regarding any addition to the landscape and address any local concerns about the project. Some aspects of building control are also related to sustainability, and ensuring a minimal impact on the surrounding ecology.
Jobs can vary in such an industry. Some individuals are hired as project managers to oversee the general quality and safety of a single project, whilst others are hired by the government, or sub-agencies as inspectors, to ensure that project managers adhere to guidelines. Others may be involved specifically in analysing new products in order to ascertain how they would be safely applicable in the workplace. Administration and logistics also feature heavily.