Interpreting designs and building in concrete to construct both homes and commercial projects.
A professional in concrete construction work is closely associated with skilled individuals in other parts of the construction industry, and works with the many products that support it, normally for commercial purposes on varied types of building projects and sites.
They will interpret drawings, set out and measure, construct and finish to a high client standard. Exceptional skills in planning and scheduling, concentration, precision, accuracy, and attention to detail to achieve an excellent finish, are important.
Work organization and self-management, communication, and interpersonal skills, problem solving, innovation and creativity, and working accurately are the universal attributes of the outstanding construction practitioner.
Important elements of the challenge include:
Using plans and taking careful measurements, the form for the concrete is set up.
Competitors must show knowledge of all the materials and methods used to build the form.
Steel bars are bent to the shape of the finished concrete and to give it strength.
The finished project must be clean, smooth and meet all the specifications.
To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.