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Which Construction Jobs Are the Most Difficult?

Nobody works in the construction industry because it’s “easy.” Your workers might find physically demanding work enjoyable, but anyone that suggests that construction work is easy is either lying, joking, or has never worked a day in the field. There are over a dozen unique construction jobs, which can be divided into the following categories according to a survey published by CraftJack:

  • Cabinets and Countertops
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Ceiling
  • Cleaning
  • Demolition
  • Drywall and Insulation
  • Electrical
  • Excavation
  • Flooring
  • HVAC
  • Junk Removal
  • Landscaping
  • Masonry
  • Painting and Staining
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Stone and Tile

The survey also includes a category simply labeled as “other,” but for the purpose of this article, our Brandon construction attorneys will be focusing solely on clear-cut construction jobs to determine which are the most difficult. Remember, the more strenuous a job is, the more chances there are for things to go wrong. If one of your workers has been injured on the project site, consult a Brandon construction attorney for assistance.

Which Jobs Are the Most Physically Demanding?

According to the survey, 13 percent of surveyed contractors believe that roofing is the most physically demanding job. For those within the roofing industry, this hardly comes as a surprise. Roofers are tasked with lifting heavy objects, climbing, bending, and kneeling all throughout a project. They also experience the most prolonged exposure to sunlight, which can be exhausting in itself. Roofing professionals also work a lot of overtime hours, with the average worker earning as much as $6,000 in overtime per year. According to surveyed contractors, demolition, carpentry, and drywall and insulation were the next most physically demanding industries — 11 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively.

Which Jobs Are the Hardest to Become Adept At?

While physically demanding jobs are inherently difficult, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are difficult to master. Other trades which require more specialized knowledge, such as electrical work or carpentry, were considered some of the hardest jobs to become adept at based on the same survey. According to the survey, the seven hardest-to-master jobs in the construction industry are electrical work, carpentry, HVAC, cabinets and countertops, masonry, plumbing, and drywall and insulation.

No matter how difficult the types of jobs your construction business takes on, you need to protect yourself against defects and delays. Rely on a Brandon construction lawyer for assistance with maintaining legal compliance, avoiding costly citations, and protecting your business.

If you would like to speak with a Brandon construction lawyer, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.