Like used car salesmen and politicians, sometimes the construction industry gets a bad rap. It’s no secret the global economy relies on skilled labor. From building a new home for your family to restoring antiquated structures around town, ARC Construction knows a thing or two about the importance of the industry. Over our 15+ years serving Jacksonville, here are the most common myths we’ve heard — debunked:
Construction Workers are Uneducated
Trust us, you don’t want an uneducated and inexperienced worker installing your gas line or putting in the electrical for your new house. People often throw construction into the category of unskilled labor because it doesn’t require a college degree. However, many tasks on a construction site require more skill than common office jobs.
Craft professionals combine skill and science to complete crucial tasks. Proof of the skill needed is in welding and electrical work, for example. Most people can’t simply jump in and execute these jobs using heavy machinery and precision.
It’s Dangerous to Work in Construction
Outdated fears about construction working conditions often lead parents and young people to avoid this career path. It’s important not to neglect the countless benefits of construction work and industry advancements involving safety.
That image of sitting on steel beams eating lunch hundreds of feet in the air while constructing the St. Louis arch? Yeah, that would never happen in today’s world. The United States and leading industry pros commit our work to safety and professionalism. Common safety advancements include:
- Improved technology: Advanced tech allows our team to work safer through precision and ease of use. Predictive modeling and drones are crucial components on a modern construction site.
- Better government safety standards: Ever since the formation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), injury and death statistics have dramatically dropped. We always follow government regulations to keep our team and work site safe.
Construction Work is Only for Men
This is one myth we’d be happy to put to rest! For many years, society expected men to work construction because of natural physical strength differences. Better technology and evolved job responsibilities have carved a clear role for women in today’s construction field.
An ideal team member comes down to excellent craft skills and a strong work ethic. Women all around the world break barriers in the fields of welding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and so much more.
ARC Construction — Debunking Stereotypes and Delivering Top-Quality Results for Nearly Two Decades
We work hard at our craft every single day to deliver you the best construction results possible. We specialize in commercial, historic renovation, industrial and non-profit work around northeast Florida. If you have a construction project in mind, we’re here to help. Contact the ARC Construction professionals today to get started.