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B1Construction Terms

Basic Construction Terms

Apprentice A person who is being trained to work in the building trades.
Journeyman A skilled craft worker who has completed a n apprenticeship or otherwise proved his or her ability in the trade.
Contractor A person who owns a construction business.
Corporation A form of business ownership in which people who are not involved in operating the business owns a share of the company. The company is operated by a board of directors.
Craft Union Members of a particular craft who are organized to work for the betterment of all members of the group. Union members pay dues as a requirement of their membership.
Developer The person or company that buys undeveloped land and works with architects and contractors to develop it into more valuable property.
Laborer an unskilled or semi-skilled worker on a construction site.
Model Code A suggested building code, intended t be adopted as is or with revisions to become official code of a particular government.
Partnership A form of business in which more than one person shares the ownership and operating duties for a company.
Profession An occupation that requires more than four years of college and a license to practice.
Semi-Skilled Labor Workers with very limited training or skills in the construction trades.
Skilled Trades The building trades-carpenters,electricians,plumbers,painters, and so on. These occupations require training and skill. The skilled trades are often referred to as the crafts.
Sole Proprietorship A business whose owner and operator are the same person.
Subcontractor A contractor who is performing work for another contractor.
Technicians Technicians provide a link between the skilled trades and the professions by using mathematics,computer skills, specialized equipment, and knowledge of construction.
Unskilled Labor Workers with no specific training in the construction trades. Work that does not need training.
Created by: Justice.Casey



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