Future Construction Industry Trends - Page 19

Trend: Trade Skills ~ In addition to "hands-on" skills and knowledge of building processes, traditional trade practitioners incorporate knowledge of historic preservation, materials science, historic architecture, and procuring replacement materials. Contemporary practitioners of traditional trades must also avail themselves of modern technologies, current materials science, and 21st century construction project management. Necessary Skills Artisan vs Task Materials Science Basic Mobil applications Math Building Automation and Controls Mechanical repair Carpentry Pipefitting Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Plumbing Construction materials Radioactive materials Construction methods Rod butting/busting Equipment operation Sheet Metal Fabrication and installation Excel Facility type expertise Splitter - Fiber Optics Industry structure and terminology Tools and equipment Material Testing Technicians Welding 19