List of our most insured construction trades.
The following is a list of trades in construction.
Boilermaker, works in nuclear and fossil power plants, shipyards, refineries and chemical plants, on boilers, pressure vessels, and similar equipment.
Carpenter, a craftsman who performs carpentry, building mainly with wood. Among carpentry’s subsidiary trades are those of cabinet maker and millworker, cladder, framer, joiner, and roofer. Carpenters unions usually include drywall installer/lather, flooring installer, pile driver, millwright, diver, and diver tender.
Carpet layer, one who specializes in laying carpet
Dredger, may include Lead Dredgeman, Operator, Leverman, Licensed Tug Operator, Derrick Operator, Spider/Spill Barge Operator, Engineer, Electrician, Chief Welder, Chief Mate, Fill Placer, Operator II, Maintenance Engineer, Licensed Boat Operator, Certified Welder, Mate, Drag Barge Operator, Steward, Assistant Fill Placer, Welder, Boat Operator, Shoreman, Deckhand, Rodman, Scowman, Cook, Messman, Porter/Janitor, and Oiler.
Electrician, specializing in electrical wiring of buildings and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the construction of new buildings or maintenance of existing electrical infrastructure.High voltage line and substation construction and maintenance trade titles under electrician include Lineman, Groundman, Digging Machine Operator, Truck Driver, Cable Splicer, Material Man, Heavy Equipment Operator (line equipment only), Mechanic, Flagman, and Tree Trimmer.
Elevator mechanic installs vertical lift and transporting equipment
Fencer, a tradesman who builds fences
Glazier, installs glass. May be included with Painters
Heavy equipment operator, a driver and operator of heavy equipment used in engineering and construction projects. There may be many special function titles, such as Bargeman, Brakeman, Compressor operator, Elevator operator, Engineer Oiler, Forklift operator, Generator, pump or compressor plant operator, Signalman, Switchman, Conveyor operator, Fireman, Skiploader operator, Helicopter radioman, Boring machine operator, Boxman or mixerman, Asphalt plant engineer, Batch plant operator, Bit sharpener, Micro tunnel system operator, Pavement breaker operator, Drill Doctor, Drilling machine operator, Rotary drill operator, Canal liner operator, Canal trimmer operator, etc.
Insulation installer. Includes application of all insulating materials, protective coverings, coatings and finishes to all types of mechanical systems. Also Hazardous Material Handler
Ironworker (or steel erector), erects or dismantles structural steel frames. Structural steel installation is usually crane-assisted. Workers rely on mobile, elevated platforms or scissor lifts. Ironworkers bolt the steelwork together using various tools, power tools and manual tools. Metallic Lathers may be included in this category.
Laborer, a skilled worker proficient with pneumatic tools, hand tools, blasting, smaller heavy equipment. Laborers may also assist other tradesmen.
Landscaper, a tradesmen who specializes in landscaping
Mason, a tradesman skilled variously in brick and block laying, concrete finishing (the placement, finishing, protecting and repairing of concrete in construction projects). Also stonemason, marble setter and Polisher, tile setter and polisher, terrazzo worker and finisher.
Millwright installs various industrial equipment
House painter and decorator, a tradesman responsible for the painting and decorating of buildings, and is also known as a decorator or house painter. Also includes Paper Hanger, and may include Glazier
Pile driver, a tradesman who installs piles, drills shafts, and constructs certain foundation support elements
Plasterer, a tradesman who works with plaster, such as forming a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.
Plumber, a tradesman who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for plumbing, heating, drainage, potable (drinking) water or small-sized industrial process plant piping.
Pipefitter (or steamfitter), a person who lays out, assembles, fabricates, maintains, and repairs large-sized piping systems capable of enabling high-pressure flow.
Sheet metal worker installs HVAC ductwork and related work.
Fire sprinkler installer, installs fire sprinkler systems. May be included with Plumber
Safety manager / Safety Officer
Steel fixer (“ironworker” USA, also “rodbuster”), a tradesman who positions and secures reinforcing bars and mesh used to reinforce concrete on construction projects. This trade is usually included with Ironworkers.
Truck driver, or teamster, generally drives a truck or vehicle of some kind, but may also work on material handling and storage.
Welder, a tradesman who specializes in welding.
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