Building Construction Technology (BCT) workers perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, and the structure of an establishment in repair.
- Replace windows, doors, plumbing and electrical fixtures
- Repair floor, wall, and ceiling surfaces
- Install drywall and painting
- Maintain buildings, properties, and landscaped areas
- Install and repair appliances
- Maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings
- Fix or replace faulty electrical switches, outlets, and circuit breakers
- Inspect and diagnose problems to determine the best solutions
- Perform preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly
- Use green building techniques to reduce resources and conserve energy
Demands of the Job
While most skilled trade workers specialize in one kind of work, BCT workers need skills in many different crafts — including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, landscaping, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Like most building trades, the work is physically demanding — bending, lifting, standing, climbing, and kneeling for long periods. If you like working with your hands and enjoy problem solving, BCT may be the trade for you.