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Megastructures: Exploring the Challenges and Aspects of Building Large-Scale Projects

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Megastructures are large infrastructure projects essential to the development of cities and communities. These projects typically have multiple stakeholders, take years to complete, and involve substantial risks. The size, design, and purpose of megastructures create economic, social, and cultural impacts on society. These projects differ from other construction projects because they cost significantly more to… Read More »

Beyond the Hard Hat: What to Wear to Your Construction Interview

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Wearing appropriate attire to your construction interview helps make a positive impression. Properly presenting yourself shows you care about preparation and professionalism. Dressing appropriately helps you feel confident, build rapport with the interviewer, and effectively answer questions. These activities increase the odds of advancement in the hiring process. Follow these guidelines for what to wear… Read More »

Key Qualities to Look for When Hiring Journeyman Electricians and Electrical Apprentices

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A journeyman electrician is in the second stage of their electrician career path. This tradesperson completed their education and training and became licensed. The journeyman electrician can work independently in residential, commercial, or government buildings while reporting to a master electrician. An electrical apprentice is a student in an apprenticeship program. This apprentice learns through… Read More »

Beyond Pipes and Drains: Plumbers’ Expertise in Water Treatment and Filtration Systems

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When you think of plumbers, you likely think of them handling pipe- and drain-related issues. However, plumbers play a valuable role beyond the traditional services they are known for. Many plumbers work in the exciting field of water treatment and filtration systems. These plumbers help ensure homes and businesses have clean drinking water. The demand… Read More »

The Role of Robotics in Construction

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The role of robotics in construction has substantial room for growth. As of 2023, the construction industry is well behind other industries in adopting robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI). The implementation of robotics, automation, and AI supports faster construction, greater accuracy, higher quality, and fewer errors than a human workforce. The result is significant… Read More »

Stronger Together: Embracing Teamwork for Successful Construction Projects

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Embracing teamwork is essential to successfully complete construction projects. You and your teammates are stronger when working together than you are working separately. Various roles, priorities, and deadlines are needed to successfully complete construction projects. As a result, teamwork is required to elevate safety and reach the project goals. Discover how embracing teamwork contributes to… Read More »

Women at Work: Empowering Females in the Construction Industry

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The construction industry is known for long work hours and physically demanding tasks. These are two reasons why the field is dominated by males. However, females can find significant career fulfillment in the construction industry. This fact is especially important as the skilled labor shortage continues to grow. According to the 2021 Workforce Survey Analysis… Read More »

Energizing the World: Electricians and the Growing Solar Power Industry

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Solar power is one of the most popular renewable energy sources to energize the world. As a result, electricians play a key role in the growing solar power industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy sources accounted for approximately 21.5% of electricity generation and approximately 13.1% of┬átotal US energy consumption in 2022.… Read More »

The Future of HVAC Technology

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The HVAC industry continues to be dominated by technology. This technology includes virtual reality, field service management software, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. The future of HVAC technology will impact the construction industry. As a result, you should be aware of these changes and how they can affect your construction firm. Discover what… Read More »

How to Stand Out When Applying for Construction Positions

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Standing out when applying for construction positions is essential. Showing how the value you can provide an employer differs from the value other applicants can provide increases your odds of being contacted for an interview. Construction positions focus more on work experience than education. As a result, you should frame your resume in a way… Read More »