OVERVIEW OF A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION


WORKING IN CONSTRUCTION

What’s it like working in Construction?

Construction workers and laborers work on almost every construction site and perform a wide range of complex tasks from very simple to extremely difficult and dangerous. They do many jobs that require manual labour on construction sites, such as building roads, bridges, buildings, roadsides and other infrastructure.

Although many of the tasks they perform require training and experience, some of these tasks can be learned in a few weeks or even months, but some take years and years to master. Construction workers, also known as construction craftsmen, carry out a variety of construction and related activities during the construction phase. Many of these workers spend their time preparing construction sites and cleaning them with tools such as shovels and brooms.

With special training and licences, these workers can use hydraulic drilling machines to dig tunnels and help transport and use explosives. Other workers, such as road transport, specialise in controlling and learning traffic patterns. They can learn to place pipes with lasers and computer-controlled robotic pipe cutters. Some can be certified to remove asbestos, lead and chemicals, as well as clean pipes and other materials.

Helpers support construction tradesmen such as electricians and car...


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#1California1,357
#2New York585
#3Florida508
#4California456
#5Massachusetts383
#6Pennsylvania370
#7North Carolina369
#8Georgia350
#9Illinois319
#10Georgia317

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