Nowadays, you see many buildings and whole developments under construction that get completed rather quickly. This is due to the detailed and structured system that is in place for building construction, along with a dedicated team working to implement this system accurately and efficiently. The people who build these developments are highly-trained and work together to ensure that every construction is built and set-up following civil engineering principles.
Many roles go into creating a construction team, with each position being a crucial part of a whole to complete one building. So, if you are undertaking a project that involves construction, whether it is a residential or commercial one, you may want to learn more about the different roles that each play. To help you understand some of the roles involved, here are 5 professionals you’ll definitely need for most construction projects.
01. Project Engineer
A project engineer is a professional with an engineering background, commonly with civil engineering professional license, who oversees the construction project from an engineering and architectural aspect. The engineer is the one who creates the blueprint of the project. They take the design that an architect created and translate it into a technical design based on engineering principles. The finished technical design is then implemented by the technical team.
This includes drawing all technical aspects of the construction, from design to implementation. Alongside having the scientific and civil knowledge, they are required to manage the project as a whole, while managing, scheduling, and monitoring the project and the construction crew. They’re also responsible for creating and maintaining the construction timeline.
02. Construction Supervisor
A construction supervisor works closely with the project engineer to manage the project timeline. A construction supervisor is mainly involved with the construction crew on a day to day basis. They handle scheduling, crew supervision, vendor and supplier management, purchasing, managing the budget, ensuring staff compliance, monitoring the health and safety of the site and the crew, day-to-day activities and task management, and more. While a project engineer is more focused on the entire project timeline at a macro level, the supervisor is a micro-manager of all the project details.
03 Welding Contractor
A welder is someone who generally puts together and links metal pieces and parts. This is a highly specialized trade that requires the use of complicated equipment and very high heat. These professionals are needed on any construction project for all the welding tasks required. They are able to connect all metals, concrete, and iron. They also create metal doors and forge iron by spreading, smoothing, and polishing it to conform to the required building design.
Welders read blueprints and implement engineering specifications. You can be sure that your building will be taken care of these experts who are also responsible for cutting and fitting concrete pieces to precise measures that make up part of a construction’s concrete foundation. In short, welders are essential to the success of any construction project.
04. Electromechanical Engineer
The role of an electrical engineer is very critical to construction development as well. They create the design for the electrical systems that will be installed and implemented in the buildings being constructed. They also design how the power will be distributed and managed, and adjust the power voltages that will supply the construction. This applies to ventilation, lighting, HVAC systems, elevator systems, and how they will be implemented in conjunction with the civil engineering design that is being followed. This also includes managing their electrical technicians and the timeline of project implementation. Electrical engineers typically have an electrical engineering background with strong computer and math skills, which is why their role in any project is quite indispensable.
05. Plumbing Specialist
Plumbing specialists are crucial to any construction project. They are needed to complete the piping portion of any building. This means creating the water distribution and plumbing system that will supply the water system for kitchens and bathrooms. Their role on any construction site usually involves creating the plumbing system drawings and planning for their installation. This includes the detailed tasks of marking positions for pipe connections, creating fixtures in walls and floors, and cutting openings in walls and the floors to install the pipes and water distribution system. Plumbers also prepare cost estimates and work alongside other technicians.
The above professionals are only some of the required specialists needed on a construction project. All the roles listed above are crucial to successfully complete any residential or commercial construction project. Each position comes with its own set of skills that complement the civil work required to create a fully-functional building that is compliant with regulatory safety and construction laws.