Under Construction

The Construction Song (Music Video)

The History of Construction

People have constructed buildings and other structures since prehistory, including bridges, roads,canals,etc.The history of building is marked by a number of trends.Building materials in present use have a long history and some of the structures built thousands of years ago are regarded as remarkable. Early building materials were perishable, such as leaves, branches, and animal hides.Later, more durable natural materials such as clay, stone, and timber, and, finally, synthetic materials, such as brick, concrete, metals, and plastics were used. One is the increasing durability of the materials used. Another is a quest for buildings of ever greater height and span; this was made possible by the development of stronger materials and by knowledge of how materials behave and how to exploit them to greater advantage.

Tools used for construction:

There is nothing like trying to make the wrong tool work for a specific job. Start with this basic set of tools and move up from here as the job require.

*Measuring Tape (30′)

*Steel Measuring Tape (100′)

*Framing Hammer

*Jig Saw

*Portable Table Saw

*Air Compressor

*Framing Nail Gun

*Brooms (Push and Sweep)


Construction Safety Tips

Building Trades

Construction involves both the creation of new structures & the repair and modification of existing structures. Construction can be divided into general building construction, heavy construction, and special trades construction. General building construction deals with residential, industrial, and commercial building. Sewers, roads, and bridges are examples of heavy construction. Workers in the special trades include carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and others.They must also be in good physical condition, be willing to learn new skills, and be willing to work under a variety of conditions.

Last Year's Competition

Last year’s competition took place in the stock show, it was a competition of skill, talent and mathematics. The competition was about building a wall, hammering, drilling, and sawing. Building the wall needed  to put an opening of the window or door on center of rough opening , makes every stud 16” on center, measure every stud correctly because then it will come out wrong,  
Big image

Educational Requirements

In the construction business, there is really no educational requirements. Most construction workers have a high school diploma or GED. The perfect classes for construction working is English, Math, Physics, Shop and Welding. Also many construction workers learn how to do their jobs by apprenticeships.
Big image