Building & Construction

What do building and construction specialists do?

Building and construction professionals are involved in all aspects of building and constructing psychical structures.  This includes: demolition, repair, refurbishment, as well as new constructions.


  • Bricklayer
  • Construction Manager
  • Crane Operator
  • Demolition Specialist
  • Engineer
  • Glazier
  • Joiner
  • Stonemason
  • Road Surface Operative

What skills do you need to work in building and construction?

  • Good practical skills and hand-eye co-ordination
  • Ability to follow drawings and plans
  • Methodical mind-set
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Where do building and construction professionals work?

Building and construction professionals are required both in the public and private sector. Employers include: residential and commercial construction companies, highways maintenance organisations and demolition companies.

Typical work activities

  • Planning building and construction projects
  • Repairing and refurbishing buildings
  • Demolishing buildings
  • Constructing new roads and bridges

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