Here’s a list of the top 10 tools that most employers will want entry-level sprinkler fitters to show up with: Tape Measure (25′ or 30′ only) Rig, tool belt, or Bags Ball Peen Hammer Plumb Bob Channel Locks 1/2″ socket set Set of standard, open-end wrenches Magnetic Torpedo Level 2–18″ Pipe Wrenches 1–24″ Pipe Wrench […]
You need an OSHA 10 certification to be in compliance with OSHA standards. Not all construction companies enforce this regulation—just the good ones 🙂 You can buy this class online for about $85 or get it here for free When: Mon 5/20 & Tues 5/21 — both days are 4:00 pm till 9:15 pm Where: A.D. Price […]
Today I interviewed a girl who wanted to learn a trade and be just like April Wilkerson. Check out her channel. She’s pretty badass!
This is a great overview of estimating. Watch this entire video before your next interview to be an estimator or an assistant estimator.
In 1989, April 28 was designated Workers Memorial Day to direct attention to workers who have been killed or injured on the job. This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Today, OSHA, employers, labor unions, community groups and others around the world now […]
CERTAINTEED MASTER SHINGLE APPLICATOR The CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator program provides education in every aspect of shingle installation techniques and the approved procedures for installing all CertainTeed shingles. The program utilizes the Shingle Applicator’s Manual and covers topics such as good workmanship practices, roof systems, estimating, flashing, ventilation, and product installation instructions for all of CertainTeed’s shingle […]
Announcing Our New Construction Industry Technician Course! In keeping with its mission to offer relevant and up-to-date construction courses to its members, Construction Exchange University is pleased to announce the addition of a new course debuting on October 25 – the Construction Industry Technician (CIT) course. The CIT course was developed by the National Association […]
You just want a job in construction but are not really certain where you’ll end up? Walk onto any job site with this rig over your shoulder and you will earn instant respect. Prove that you know how to use them and it puts you up a whole dozen or so notches! You don’t have […]
What’s unique about most people’s job as a tradesman is that every day is different. Usually it’s in a different location, with different people, under different circumstances. For crying out loud, cover your butt and keep a log of each day. Imagine that one day you’re called to give testimony in a courtroom. or what’s […]
The owner of a Bedford-Stuyvesant construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after a wall collapsed at an excavation site, killing one construction worker and injuring two others. read the full story here The deceased worker, Fernando Vanegaz, 18, suffered severe head trauma, lacerations to his head, broken legs […]
You need an OSHA 10 certification to be in compliance with OSHA standards. Not all construction companies enforce this regulation—just the good ones ? You can buy this class online for about $85 or get it here for free. When: 5/2, 5/3 & 5/4 — all three days are 5:00 pm till 8:30 pm Where: A.D. Price […]
Carpenters do much, much more than simply frame houses. Carpenters are guys who can put things together. Whether it be wood, steel or anything else, it’s a carpenter that gets the job done. An entry level Carpenter Helper usually makes $12-$15/hr and a Lead Carpenter $27 or more (on payroll). If you’re good with your […]
To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA. Pre-registration is required. […]