Construction Craft Laborers (CCL) are the most diverse craft in the industry. The term “Laborers” belies the complex and critical functions they perform on commercial construction sites. Unlike ironworkers, electricians, plumbers, heavy equipment operators, masons, carpenters and other skilled crafts, there is no word in the English language to describe the breadth and diversity of tasks skilled Laborers perform. They are a skilled craft in their own right and they are simply called “Laborers.”
On a construction site, laborers do all these things and more:
On heavy civil projects and highway construction sites, construction laborers do the following and more:
At a hazardous waste removal site, the following tasks performed by construction laborers require a high level of training and experience:
The work of a construction laborer is becoming increasingly technical. Tasks range from skilled to highly skilled. It requires workers not only have knowledge of all common construction work activities, but specialties as well.
Some of the highly specialized tasks laborers perform include the following:
Most construction laborers are generalists who perform many different tasks during all stages of construction. However, many laborers tend to specialize in a type of construction, for example demolition or underground construction like tunnels.
Tunnel projects are becoming more prevalent each year. This work includes the following:
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