A building contractor organizes and oversees a team of specialized tradespeople to construct or remodel houses and buildings.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Building Contractor is like.
STEP 1: Imagine you are a building contractor building your dream house!
STEP 2: Design a diagram of your dream house. Your diagram must include the following rooms:
– Living room
– At least 3 other super cool rooms that you want in your dream house!
Challenge: Try making your diagram into a blueprint!
STEP 3: In each room of your dream house diagram, add at least one really cool project (ex: toxin absorbing paint for the walls, geothermal heating, voice activated lights in the living room, a mosaic tile backsplash in the kitchen, etc.). Be sure to label each cool project on your diagram.
STEP 4: Brainstorm all the types of specialized contractors you need to hire to complete these cool projects in your dream house (ex: electricians, painter, heating contractor, tile setter, etc.).
STEP 5: Add labels to each room in your diagram to show which contractor is needed for each cool project.
STEP 6: Share your completed cool project + careers diagram in the Student Showcase to build your resume as a building contractor!