Boilermakers construct and install and maintain boilers and any other large structure that holds liquids or gasses.
Bricklayers and Tile Setters
Bricklayers and allied craftworkers build and repair structures made of brick, cement, stone, and other similar materials.
The carpentry trades cover a number of different specialties, all involved in the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Electricians build, repair, and upgrade electrical systems. These can be systems located in buildings, or as part of the country’s electrical grid.
These workers not only construct and maintain elevators, but also platform lifts, escalators, and moving walkways.
Glaziers specialize in installing different glass products, such as insulated glass that retains warm or cool air and tempered glass that is less prone to breaking.
Heat and Frost Insulators
Insulation workers install multiple types of insulation material to prevent heat loss, control fire hazards, and conserve energy.
Not to be confused with steelworker (who create steel), ironworkers use the steel created by steelworkers to build bridges and other steel structures, such as the framework of skyscrapers.
Construction craft laborers perform a huge number of specialized tasks at building, highway, and pipeline construction sites, such as: placing foundational footings, mixing mortar, setting up barricades, and locating underground utilities.
Millwrights are construction workers who work primarily with metal, using machine tools and precision instruments.
Operating Engineers operate and maintain heavy construction equipment, such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, and road graders.
Painters and Finishers
Painters apply paint, stain, varnish, and other finishes to residential, commercial, and industrial structures. Allied trades include drywall finishers, glaziers (glass workers), and sign and display workers.
Plaster and Cement Masons
Plasterers create smooth, fire-safe finishes on interior walls, as well as decorative shapes. Cement masons work on roads, highways, dams, and concrete flooring.
Plumbers and Pipefitters
Plumbers and pipefitters install piping in any place it’s required: From residential homes to nuclear power plants, and everywhere in between.
Roofers install and maintain roofs on all types of buildings, as well as waterproofing.
Sheet Metal Workers
Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, and install heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as stainless steel cabinets and countertops.
Sprinklerfitters install sprinkler and fire suppression systems in commercial and industrial buildings.
Teamsters operate the trucks that deliver materials to a construction site. This means flatbeds, tandems, ready-mix and dump trucks.