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Is construction hard?

If you know how to build something is it the same for construction would it make your job easy.

Thank you comment icon If you can build things it would help you immensely. Being able to visualize the end results of your labors helps you the understand the requirements of the job. Having this kind of vision helps you and the others arround you helps to get the job done easier. Robert Olah

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Jamario working in construction takes a pretty diverse set of skills. Skills that most people think are “basic”. Construction work isn’t just about swinging a hammer. A skilled construction laborer must perform multiple tasks at construction sites that require extensive physical labor, including lifting, climbing, bending, digging and operating hand and power tools. Along with physical strength, construction workers must have excellent hand-eye coordination, be able to move their hands quickly and be able to grasp and assemble objects with two hands. Many jobs require sitting, standing or lying down, and skilled construction laborers must possess multi-limb coordination, or the ability to work with both arms, both legs or one leg and one arm.

It is also important for skilled construction laborers in all trades to be very attentive to a construction contractor’s specifications. Good math skills are essential for calculating measurements and angles and for determining accurate adjustments. A good understanding of geometry helps with interpreting designs. Construction jobs require accuracy and precision. For this reason, it is also very important that skilled construction workers have good eyesight. They must be able to read blueprints and see details at close range, as well as from a distance. When operating machines, a skilled construction laborer must be able to see the gauges and dials to make sure everything is functioning properly and be able to perceive how near or how far to move equipment for example.

Hope this was helpful Jamario
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Yes construction is hard. But so is sitting in an office for some people. Knowing how to build is helpful, but not always required. A lot of learning is done on the job. Trade unions like Carpenters and Electricians have their own training centers. Your union fees pay for most of your training, and that’s usually about $25 per month.

John recommends the following next steps:

Google United Brotherhood of Carpenters
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