Do you hate math? Many people struggle with math. For some, math is one of those subjects that they grasp quickly. For the rest of us, it is something that we struggle with. If you are going to work in construction – and more importantly – build a construction career, you are going to have to work with math on a daily basis. This Beginner’s Guide to Construction Math will help introduce you to the basic math concepts that you will need to master.
Are you a skilled tradesman? Maybe you are a general contractor or you work in the construction industry. Either way, knowing how to read construction plans is a critical skill. This beginner’s guide will give you quick insight into how to read construction plans.
With the current labor shortage it can be a challenge to find skilled workers. Here are 5 tips to help you recruit and retain the skilled workers your construction company needs.
We (Construct-Ed) and our contributing Instructors have partnered with The Centre for Skills Development & Training, to offer their students free access to all courses on Construct-Ed for one year. The Centre is an organization in Ontario Canada dedicated to providing people with opportunities to build a better future.
Circular saw safety is incredibly important, because circular saws are one of the most versatile—and common—power tools on a construction site. With the correct blade, they can cut a variety of materials, ranging from wood to metal, and are available in handheld and table-mounted models. Circular saw safety rules must be followed, or severe injury can occur.
The problem: our perception. The solution: our perception. In case you didn’t know, there’s a shortage of skilled labor right now. In other words, companies are saying, “Hey Millenials, we have job openings that we’re willing to pay money for!” and not enough people are taking them up on it.
Being courteous in business goes a long way. Don’t chew with your mouth open. Elbows off the table. Maintain eye contact while talking with someone. Say please and thank you. Be a good listener. Sound familiar? It should. These are just some of the manners that moms teach their kids when they are growing up. […]