Construction is a branch of the construction industry which deals with the manufacture and trade, based on building, maintaining and repairing of structures.
There are 3 main construction industry categories:
Primarily includes all general contractors and operative builders. This usually consists of residential, farm, industrial, commercial, or other building construction projects.
Also includes all general contractors engaged in heavy construction, which is other than buildings, things like highways, streets, bridges, sewers, railroads, irrigation, flood control and marine construction.
Special Trade Construction
These projects include all special trade contractors which undertake activities of a specialised nature to both building and non-building projects. Projects such as painting, electrical, plumbing, etc.
There are many types available, let’s take a look at some!
Construction workers do the primary physical work associated with construction, such as clearing, digging, building, transporting supplies, preparing the site, operating equipment, machinery and much more.
Inspectors on construction sites are actually local government employees, who from time to time come on site and inspect the work being performed to ensure building and structures comply with building standards and safety regulations.
Flooring installers lay and finish the floors inside building according to their project specifications and include working with various flooring types like wooden floors, tiles, carpets, laminates, linoleum and vinyls.
Surveyors are employees who visit construction sites before construction commences, inspecting the sites location, elevation and contours. This data is compared to existing records, in order to update the latest data for construction purposes.
Glasiers work with glass, cutting and installing glass for windows, skylights, storefronts, and display cases. Project specifications are used to cut glass to required size, shape and thicknesses.
Like glaziers, tile setters, cut and install tiles on floors, walls and ceilings for residential and commercial building projects.
Brick masons are mostly responsible for the construction of walls, fireplaces, patios, walkways, fences, decorative trims and other structures using bricks.
Roofers are the people working with the roofs of houses and building, within the residential and commercial sector. Also inspecting and maintaining roofs.
Concrete finishers are employees whom follow cement trucks and make sure the cement is smooth and level, filling depressions, finishing corners and washing away excess cement.
Iron workers work with steel, and are responsible for building commercial, industrial and public structures like roads, bridges, large building, and know how to read blueprints.
As the name suggest, crane operators operate small to large cranes used on construction sites to move heavy and or large equipment to their respective desired locations on site for work to continue.
Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes and fixtures within residential and commercial buildings, inspecting things like sinks, showers, toilets, garbage disposlas, sewerage lines etc.
Carpenters are employees who work primarily with materials such as wood, drywalling, fibreglass and include things like doorframes, counters, cabinetry, rafters, partitions, molding and stairways.
Painters are primarily involved in the painting of residential and commercial buildings and structures, also preparing walls and surfaces for painting purposes.
Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems and wiring in residential and commercial buildings.
Pipefitters are required to manipulate metals to correct shapes and forms in buildings, also transporting them to site, and uses techniques such as welding, cutting, soldering, grinding, rigging bending and threading.
Cost estimator works out the cost of a project while communicating cost and project timelines with customers. Various data is collected to correctly calculate costs and timelines.
Saftey manager is responsible for all safety aspects on construction sites, constantly inspecting and checking to see that all safety gear is worn as well as safety regulations and standards are upheld.
Construction managers are responsible for the operations of the construction site, and manages various aspects like, managing satff, planning, timelines, and much more.
Responsible for ensuring construction projects meet their goals and is both achievable and feasible. They also identify and resolve any issues that occur during construction.
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