Rod Busters cut and shape reinforcing bars and mesh so that they can be installed in concrete forms, along with fasteners and anchor points for reinforcement and utility. These reinforced concrete forms act as frameworks for setting concrete and add strength and stability to finished concrete structures such as foundations, walls, and columns.Clic para leer en espanol
Rod Busters are also known as Rebar Workers and Reinforcing Ironworkers
Similar Crafts: Structural Ironworker
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Excitement filled the air on a cool, crisp, picture perfect day when 322 students with 38 teacher/administrator chaperones from Houston-Metropolitan Area high school campuses attended the 2016 Construction Careers Exposition on Thursday, October 27, at the Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds. These select students represented Aldine, Alvin, Barbers Hill, Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, Goose Creek Consolidated, Humble, Pasadena, Pearland, and Sheldon Independent School Districts. 185 volunteers representing 33 contractors, colleges, and suppliers joined with the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston/Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) to sponsor and facilitate the Exposition – including the donation of resources, services, and time – to make this event happen.
In the fifth part of the story of the 73-story tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, Curwen focuses on the craft workers; the iron workers, tile and stone setters, the “rod busters”, concrete finishers, plumbers, electricians, glaziers and carpenters needed to build the core and shell of the Center. The article even has an interactive chart to show the number of people it takes for each month by trade to create the building. Just a snapshot of the skills needed to be able to build any building large or small.
CMEF was created to use owner-allocated funds for craft certification, assessment, and training of the workers needed by first the industrial and now also the commercial construction industry. The new Performance Verification Center provides a controlled environment in which a craft professional's skills and ability are tested by a certified Performance Evaluator who verifies that he or she can safely and skillfully perform their chosen craft.