“The construction industry is responsible for building bridges, schools, houses, factories, office buildings, roads, apartment buildings, and many other new structures including improvements, modifications, repairs, maintenance, and additions, to existing ones. The three major segments of the construction industry are specialty trade contractors, general contractors, and civil engineering and heavy construction contractors. For people interested in finding out about career advancement for construction workers, there are many opportunities available to them.
General or building contractors work building commercial, industrial, residential, and other buildings. Some laborers in the general contracting field will accept career advancement for construction opportunities and change to working in the specialty-trade contracting segment. The specialty trade contractors perform the electrical work, painting, carpentry, and plumbing related to construction. Civil and heavy engineering contractors build roads, tunnels, bridges, highways, and other projects.