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. UBC lathers provide a vital trade for UBC signatory contractors and their customers.
Pile drivers drive steel, concrete, or wood piling into the earth during the early stages of construction. Skill is crucial to both a project’s success and the safety of workers, since the piling is necessary to hold back the earth during excavations; to set up the foundation of skyscrapers, highways, and bridges; and to build
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. UBC
Floor coverers install a wide variety of flooring materials, including carpet, resilients, 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. The UBC’s comprehensive training translates into unmatched productivity by UBC members for their
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. Precision is a critical
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. Residential carpentry in the UBC focuses on