Construction involves building, maintaining or refurbishing structures including houses, offices, factories, roads, bridges, tunnels and harbours.
Architects are involved with the design and construction of new buildings and their environment, and the restoration and conservation of older buildings. They are also involved in urban and rural planning.
Architectural technologists complete much of the practical work, turning initial designs into working drawings and specifications, possibly using computer aided design.
Bricklayers build and repair the walls of buildings and other structures, using bricks and a range of other materials.
Chartered Surveyors advise on a range of activities involving construction, including domestic and commercial building, mineral deposits, and development of the environment.
Construction managers (project managers / site managers) coordinate work on site, ensuring that it is successfully completed on time and within the finances allocated to the project.
Electricians lay and replace wiring in buildings, and maintain circuits and service machinery in manufacturing and service industries.
Landscape architects are involved in conserving and developing the landscape.
Plumbers install and repair water supplies, heating and ventilation systems, and waste disposal systems, in domestic housing and building sites, factories and hospitals.
Site engineers are responsible for checking the safety, progress and quality of specific technical aspects of the construction work, and ensuring that they comply with legal and statutory requirements.
Technical surveyors support chartered surveyors in a range of activities, like housing and building, land and the environment, marine resources, mineral deposits and historic sites.
For further information please see:
|British Institute of Architectural Technologists||www.ciat.org.uk - Choose careers|
|Chartered Institute of Building||www.ciob.org.uk - Choose careers|
|Construction Employers Federation (NI)||www.cefni.co.uk (general website)|
|Construction Industry Standing Conference||www.cisc.org.uk - Choose resource centre then resource finder|
|Institute of Acoustics||www.ioa.org.uk - Choose education and training|
|Institution of Structural Engineers||www.istructe.org.uk - Choose young members then 15 – 18 year olds|
|Landscape Institute||www.l-i.org.uk - Choose be a landscape architect|
|Local Government Careers||www.lgcareers.com - Key in construction to career description search|
|Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland||www.rias.org.uk - Choose RIAS for students then want to be an architect?|