Building materials industry

Description

Supplier, brands and types of products and goods available on the market of building materials.

Alternative labels

building materials operation
building materials business
building materials company
building material industry
building materials outfit
building materials industries

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Building materials industry is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Construction general supervisor: Construction general supervisors keep track of the proceedings of all stages in the building process. They coordinate the different teams, assign tasks, and resolve problems.
Construction quality manager: Construction quality managers make sure the quality of the work meets standards set in the contract, as well as minimum legislative standards. They establish procedures to check quality, perform inspections, and propose solutions to quality shortcomings.
Building materials shop manager: Building materials shop managers assume responsibility for activities and staff in specialised shops.
House builder: House builders construct, maintain and repair houses or similar small buildings using a range of techniques and materials of several construction building workers.
Construction manager: Construction managers are responsible for the planning and coordination of the construction projects. They provide expertise in the design phase of construction projects by facilitating a better estimate of the costs and the functional implications. They participate on bid processes for construction projects and handle subcontractors to deliver the different stages of the construction process from beginning to completion. They strive to enhance the value of the projects both improving efficiency and creating value for customers.

Optional knowledge

Building materials industry is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Construction engineer: Construction engineers interpret building designs and add technical specifications to construction projects. They integrate engineering principles into the designs to ensure that structures are safe and resistant. They work together with architects and engineers to transform design ideas into executable plans.
Construction safety manager: Construction safety managers inspect, enforce and control health and safety measures at construction sites. They also manage workplace accidents and take action to make sure that safety policies are correctly implemented.
Construction safety inspector: Construction safety inspectors monitor construction sites and their conformity to health and safety regulations. They perform inspections, identify safety hazards and report on their findings.
Architect: Architects investigate, design, and oversee the construction and development of buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure projects, and social spaces. They design in accordance with the surroundings and regulations applicable in specific geographic areas, taking into account factors that include function, aesthetics, costs, and public health and safety. They are aware of social contexts and environmental factors, which include the relationships between people and buildings, and buildings and the environment. They engage in multidisciplinary projects aimed at developing the social fabric of a geographic area and advancing in social urbanism projects. 
Construction quality inspector: Construction quality inspectors monitor the activities at larger construction sites to make sure everything happens according to standards and specifications. They pay close attention to potential safety problems and take samples of products to test for conformity with standards and specifications.
Building inspector: Building inspectors perform inspections of buildings to determine compliance with specifications for various focuses of assessment. They observe and determine the suitability of construction, quality and resistance, and general compliance with regulations.
Fire commissioner: Fire commissioners oversee the activity of the fire department making sure the services supplied are effective and the necessary equipment is provided. They develop and manage the business policies ensuring the legislation in the field is followed. Fire commissioners perform safety inspections and promotes fire prevention education.
Building construction worker: Building construction workers prepare and maintain building construction activities on construction sites. They perform preparation and clean-up work in order to assist specialised construction workers.

 


 

References

  1. Building materials industry – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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