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Architecture and Construction

 

The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster prepares students for careers in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment.   

 

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Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics, provides the average earnings and industry profile by major U.S. metropolitan area.

Build Your Future (BYF) Build America    {NEW!}

This website, hosted by the National Center for Construction Education and Research, gives students comprehensive information about what a career in construction is like—check out the “craft professions” and “career path” buttons. Explore the top menu buttons as well, such as the word “women ” which brings you to a video overview of women in construction.


CareerOneStop   Career Videos for Architecture and Construction

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides a wealth of information and videos for careers and workforce skills. Click on the words Architecture and Construction videos to see the list of over two dozen career videos in this cluster.

 

CareerOneStop   Explore Green Careers: Green Construction

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop llists some careers in this industry. Click on an occupation, then select the state (e.g., Connecticut) to obtain the typical wages/salaries, a description of specific tasks.

CareerOneStop – Explore Careers: Salary Finder {NEW!}
Type the career and a U.S. city, state or zip code to obtain average salary information gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. The US semi-annual survey collects wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

CAREERwise Education – Architecture and Construction  {NEW!}      

This web page has 100+ career paths within this cluster. Learn more about the careers and industries.

Construction and building inspectors   {NEW!}
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition, Construction and Building Inspectors, provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations; opportunities should be best for those with construction-related work experience; training in engineering, architecture, construction technology, or related fields; or certification as a construction inspector.

 

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, summary of the job and working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information.

Construction Management Career Overview
A brief YouTube video presents a general overview of the responsibilities of managers who oversee construction projects.
 
Construction Risk Management
If you're interested in how to save lives and reduce accidents, this may be a career path for you!
 

O*NET Online – Architecture and Construction
This database lists some of the many occupations associated with each career cluster, providing summary information for each occupation regarding qualifications and education requirements, skills, abilities, job zones, common tasks and work activities, work values, work styles, interests, and related occupations.

Profiles of Civil Engineers – Agnes Ayuso, Water Resource Engineer  {NEW!}

Read the interview of MIT’s Sloan School of Management featured professional Agnes Ayuso, and her advice and comments about her education and background, and the demands of a professional career.

 

Super Bridge
This PBS NOVA website has an interactive game that has students survey four potential building locations and then decide what type of bridge is most appropriate for each site. The website also includes additional classroom activities and lesson plans that teachers can use.

What is a consulting architect? {NEW!}

Consulting Architects of Alberta presents a good description of the types of projects that the consultants undertake. The website also discusses the architect's role and architecture as a career.

 


 

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