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What type of career options available for Building and construction

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RE: What type of career options available for Building and construction

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Dear Sir/Madam,


Greeting's for the day!!!
In construction, there's a career to suit practically everyone.

A) In the New Home Building and Renovation Sector, you can build a career creating attractive family homes and participating in the growth of your own community.
1. You can work for a large company that offers long term employment and the chances to take on specialized responsibilities to become manager. there are also plenty of opportunities to become a teacher or instructor.

2. If you are ambitious and independent, you can work as a sub-contractor or start your own company. The demand for skilled sub-contractor makes home building an ideal sector for budding business people to make their mark.


B) Careers in Heavy Industrial Construction are as rewarding as they are demanding.
1. If you like being outdoors, handling large equipment, and working and living in interesting new places, this sector could be for you.

2. Its exciting and satisfying to work as a part of team overcoming the challenges on huge construction projects, such as the Hibernia oil platform.

3. The projects in the sector generally takes years to complete and involve a wide range of construction careers. There are many opportunities to advance to planning, supervisory, teaching or management roles.


C) In Institutional and Commercial Construction, which plays an important role in the economic and social life of our country, you will work on buildings, such as office towers, malls, schools, hospital and stadiums.
1. The projects tend to be large and varied. Their are many opportunities for long-term career building that will take you into supervisory, teaching or management roles.

2. You can choose to work in variety of locations, or settle in a single community.


D) With a career in Civil Engineering Construction, you will be contributing to essential public projects such as bridges, highways, dams, water and sewer systems, and power and communication lines.
1. You can take pride in helping to create great public structures.

2. You can work on new construction or in maintenance, and there are many opportunities to advance to supervisory, teaching and management positions.

3. You can choose to work in many places, or develop a career in a single town or city.


All four construction sectors employ a wide range of skilled construction workers. In most trades and occupations, you can follow a career path that takes you from one sector to another.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul

RE: What type of career options available for Building and construction

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Hello There! It appears that you have chosen the wrong category of Food processing for your query, however I am glad that I came across this query and would be happy answer it. I am also glad that you approached CareerGuide.com for seeking guidance and clarifications for your query. Your query is definitely good and apt.


Your query has already been excellently answered by Mr. Rahul Shinde, but would like to add some more information about another career option which is available and being demanded in building and construction industry.

Building and Construction as you may know is very 'labour intensive' industry. Without labour this industry cannot function to the fullest, however there are advanced technologies coming in to reduce the dependence on human manpower force, especially for risky work like working on heights, working with sharp objects, etc. Buiding and Construction industry generally requires Civil Engineers majorly and also Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

Today this industry is getting very professional and organised which was not the case before. Young talent and technology coming in has also made this industry grow at a faster rate. However this industry today faces huge talent shortage in construction and project management area. And this is the area which is another career option for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers wishing to work in construction industry.

Gone are the days when construction job profile was full of stanind under the sun for hours, amongst material and labour. Today the construction and for that matter infrastructure industry has matured and requires people with skills in business project management and construction management. This management is not a general type of management which a general MBA qualified person can do, but it is a very specialised type of work to be done.

Construction and Project Management involves lots of office activities to be done sitting at office as a back end. Today there is no shortage of technical competence or technically qualified and experience people, but of learned project and construction management professionals who are able to 'manage' the activities in order to get the concerned project completed within time, money and labour and with superior quality.

Therefore as a good career option today Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers should do courses in Construction and Project Management and get specialised in this for acheiving greater career heights along with good salary packages.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has already stepped into train people for this, but there are private educational institutes like Samvit School of Infrastructure Business based in Pune who are training fresh engineers as well as experienced people for this sector and industry.

Best Luck.


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