Construction job description

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Description

People who work in residential, industrial and commercial Construction help to develop various buildings, roads, tunnels and rail ways, or homes. They work from the inception of the idea, to the final stages of the project. These professionals include:
• General contractors
• Foremen
• Plumbers
• Machine operators
• Electrician
• Engineers
• Technicians
• Painters
During the development stage, Construction professionals work to ensure that the site is ready for the building project. They check that safety regulations are followed, the relevant workers are hired and all the equipment needed, are on site. They are very good at negotiations, project management and handling stressful situations.
Other workers may handle different phases of the job. They may carry out building, installation, electrical, heating and air conditioning. Or they may do painting and checking that the project is adhering to the respective building codes.
With the trend towards ‘green’ or environmentally safe preferences, Construction professionals have to learn and deliver projects that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This has to be maintained during its development and impact the environment on a minimal scale.

Skills

•  Project management
• Stress management
• Oral and written communication
• Being flexible and working long hours
• Knowledge of health and safety practices
• Being thorough and attentive
• Working with teams
• Working in diverse situations, with diverse people
• Managing interpersonal relationships
• Being professional and respectful

Education

Working in Construction may require varying qualifications. This is a field with many different specializations. Oftentimes professionals begin from high school to working as apprentices or laborers. This field requires many practical elements and its best to learn with hands on training. Persons interested in this career may pursue certifications from Diplomas, Associate, Bachelors or even Masters Degrees.
There are many trade, technical and vocational schools. Training is available for the different areas in Construction. They may include bricklaying, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, installation, air-conditioning, refrigeration and drafting. These schools also require professionals to complete basic courses such as English, Mathematics, and Reading.
After completing their education, Construction professionals can work as contractors, bricklayers, designers, plumbers, electrician, machine or crane operators, technicians, and installers. During or after their training they must also procure license to work in their area. They must renew these licenses frequently.
With their training and experience, Construction workers are able to branch out into other industries. They become qualified to work as sales agents, building inspectors, and educators. With continued experience and furthering their education, they are also able to work in managerial positions.

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