Building BC from the ground up
Carpenters construct, renovate and repair residential, civil, institutional, commercial and industrial structures made of wood, steel, concrete and other materials. They can work for a wide array of employers, including new home builders and renovation firms, construction firms, building owners, property managers and tenants, building developers and government departments.
After receiving a general background in the carpentry trade, carpenters often specialize in specific areas of the trade such as:
- site preparation and layout
- concrete formwork and falsework
- wood or metal framing
- building stairs and railings
- interior and exterior finishing