Go behind the scenes of today’s hottest careers. You’ll discover what it takes to make it and how much fun the work can be! Do you think you’d like to: Work with your hands, building a new structure from the ground up? Turn drawing plans into real buildings? Supervise other people working on building sites? Work with architects and engineers? Then building might be the job for you! Read on to discover what skills are needed for the job, what’s in a day’s work, and where building can take you. You’ll also learn about various building materials and architecture styles. Whether working whether interior design, running a construction company, or building emergency housing in disaster areas, a career in building can lead to countless possibilities.
Table of Contents
Hard at work How I became a contractor So, what's a contractor? Carpenter and contractor - what's the difference? The big world of big building Building basics The B, C, and D of building Built to last What's it made of? What's in the toolbox? Six steps to building a house A historical perspective Building the world's tallest building All in a day's work Building the incredibly awesome tree house Opportunities for contractors.