Builders are responsible for the construction of commercial and residential buildings. They may do the work themselves or make arrangements for subcontractors to complete specific jobs. They also oversee the project by making sure that all aspects of the build meet client requirements and government and industry regulations. They must be able to coordinate the innumerable players and products required to transform a set of two-dimensional drawings into a finished home or building. It is for this reason that builders have been likened to a conductor of an orchestra, a captain of a ship or a general executing a military campaign – they must ensure that everything happens just when it’s supposed to and that the final result is as the clients envisioned it.
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A professional builder will have honed their approach to construction, resulting in better efficiency and cost savings for the client. They will also have a clear process that they follow, which allows for open communication and reduces risk for the client. Additionally, they will be able to provide accurate projections of expenses and prevent unexpected costs from arising during the build.
The most common path to becoming a builder is to start in an entry-level construction labor position or apprenticeship and work your way up through the ranks. This gives you valuable hands-on experience in a variety of aspects of the construction process and provides you with training and insight into best practices, industry standards and safety regulations.