Construction

Construction - usually stationary or at least large production structures that are erected "on site". For example: bridges, towers, dams, buildings and oil rigs. People/workers move all about the project. Although construction workers can be divided into trades and responsibilities, they often perform a variety of tasks and work on different components or areas of the project. 
    

Building Construction, Belle Cote N.S.

 

 





Bridge Construction, Margaree Harbor, N.S.

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cons4rety.jpg (56423 bytes) As we said; construction projects are erected "on site".  Construction systems erect more than just buildings, they also build roads, dams, oil rigs and bridges. The 1st and most obvious distinction of construction verses manufacturing and processing systems, is the project, itself. Construction projects are usually large, and is a relatively permanent fixture to the site. Some times, it may be prefabricated and moved to the site, such as the Hibernia Oil Rig; but it's resting place is relatively permanent and it was geographically fixed while it was erected. Most manufactured and processed goods travel through the transformation process. canst06.jpg (42797 bytes)

This some what custom type production relies on a highly skilled work force. Construction employs many people numerous occupations. People that are architects, consultants, engineers, surveyers, carpenters, concrete and iron workers, bricklayers , welders, electricians, plumbers, millwrights, riggers and so-on and so-on. Other differences lie in the work force and the way the work is done. Construction  type production relies on a highly skilled work force, trades people, especially. Production workers often do not require highly educated or highly skilled workers. As mentioned earlier, unlike manufacturing and sometimes processing, where the worker is somewhat stationary and the work is brought to them, People/workers move all about the project. In manufacturing and processing, the workers usually perform limited duties and have a limited responsibility Although construction workers can be divided into trades and responsibilities, they often perform a variety of tasks and work on different components or areas of the project.
For many, the first thing that comes to mind when you mention construction is carpenters. Some people think of plumbers, electricians and maybe even masons or bricklayers. Fewer people would think of millwrights, instrumentation and numerous other technicians, welders, pipe fitters, boiler makers, iron workers, riggers and labourers. The fact is that there are many kinds of people connected to a construction site. Small and large projects are sure to incorporate many if not all the trade based personnel mentioned above, as well as Engineers, Managers, Contractors and Supervisors of all sorts and more.