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General carpenters provide the crucial foundation for concrete, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, and scaffolding while also crafting fine trim and finish work. These professionals work with a variety of materials in every kind of structure; they are responsible for bringing prints to life.
Floor coverers install a wide variety of flooring materials, including carpet, resilient, wood, laminates, and sport surfaces. UBC floor covering professionals are experts at estimating materials, understanding pattern layout, and safely and properly employing the industry’s many tools, adhesives, and fastening systems.
Interior systems carpenters specialize in assembling complex systems such as acoustical ceilings, computer-access flooring, metal framing, wall partitions, and office furniture. Work sites are typically occupied commercial and public buildings, so these UBC professionals are adept at minimizing disruptions to client operations.
Lathers build structural frameworks for plaster and other materials, creating such wonders as theme park attractions and ornamental ceilings. While lathers once worked with wooden strips called lath, they now mostly employ wire and metal mesh to create structures of various shapes.
Millworkers & Cabinetmakers
Custom architectural millwork requires the work of an expert—a skilled professional who can craft fine woodwork, cabinetry, and décor in commercial, residential, institutional, and retail structures. Cabinetmakers and millworkers fabricate and install decorative and functional elements, including trim and molding, cabinetry, ceiling treatments, doors, windows, exposed columns and beams, displays, mantels, staircases, and more.
Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. UBC millwrights can be found performing mission-critical work at coal, gas, nuclear, and alternative-energy power plants. Their skills are also vital in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, food processing, and pharmaceuticals.
Pile drivers install pile to hold back the earth during excavations, to stabilize the foundations of large buildings, bridges, and dams, and to build docks and wharfs. Some pile drivers are also commercial divers who do the underwater construction necessary to provide sound foundations for bridges and other structures that are supported over water.
The residential carpenter is an all-around carpenter with experience in nearly every aspect of residential construction. These UBC professionals work expertly and efficiently to assemble and erect the framework of homes, apartments, and condos. They install flooring, windows, doors, interior trim, cabinetry, roofing, siding, insulation, drywall, and more.