Construction laborers clean and prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards, dig trenches, mix and place concrete, and set braces to support the sides of excavations. They load, unload, identify, and distribute building materials to the appropriate location according to project plans and specifications on building construction projects. They also tend machines; for example, equipment that pumps and places concrete, grout, cement, sand, plaster, or stucco through a spray gun for application to ceilings and walls. They may saw or core concrete, use air actuated tools, or operate high-tech equipment such as lasers and transits. They demolish and /or disassemble and remove structures and buildings. Construction laborers often assist other craft workers, including carpenters, plasterers, operating engineers, and masons.

Construction Craft Laborers take pride in the fact that they have a hand in every structure built in this country – below ground as well as above. They are one of the first crafts on the job and the last craft to leave the job.

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