Fundamental to the work done by just about anyone on a construction site is the ability to measure accurately and calculate various quantities of materials required on building projects. This video starts with an overview of the types of measurements and calculations typically used in construction, then covers a range of practical examples involving length, area and volume. Calculations for each of the quantities covered are worked through with General Manager of Byrne Constructions, John Grasso. The video concludes by looking at the consequences of inaccuracy and ways to ensure that measurements and calculations are performed right every time.
Every year, more than 800 construction workers in the U.S. lose their lives while on the job, and approximately 31,000 suffer serious injuries. As tragic or debilitating as these cases are, the reality is that they are also preventable. This video compilation uses powerful animated sequences to show how such hazards occur, and how close attention to OSHA safety standards can protect lives and livelihoods going forward.
One of the skills that employers in the construction industry value most in their employees is the ability to plan and organize work. Construction projects are complex and many tasks require detailed planning and organization to complete. This video begins by examining why planning and organization is so critical to working in the construction industry and then profiles three people enjoying successful careers in quite different roles within the industry.
The construction industry is big business, involving hundreds of professions and specialty areas. This program offers a fast-paced survey of the skilled construction trades, providing a sense of the diversity of jobs available, as well as comparing the wages of construction trades to other industries. Along with dozens of scenes from construction projects on a variety of scales, apprentices and journeyman workers discuss what they enjoy about their trade and how they got started.