ERIC Number: ED041132
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Publication Date: 1970
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Work Performed by Building Construction Technicians within Selected Building Construction Companies of Missouri with Implications for Training.
Gallup, Lelland L.
To facilitate the writing of relevant curriculums for building construction technicians, this study collected data concerning the occupational characteristics, job descriptions, and specialized training requirements for these employees. Data were obtained through interviews with 25 employees from 13 building construction firms within the State of Missouri. A total of 84 job functions were performed by the five administrators, 13 superintendents, four estimators, and three engineering assistants who responded. Of these job functions, 43 required involvement with data, 40 required involvement with people, and one required involvement with things. Conclusions were: (1) Work performed by technicians requires specialized training and involves both on-the-job and preemployment training within 13 subject matter areas, and (2) Technicians with the job title of administrator, estimator, or engineering assistant tend to have a similarity of job functions whereas superintendents tend to remain a separate group, requiring their own subject matter content. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Missouri. (GR)
Descriptors: Administrators, Bibliographies, Building Trades, Construction Industry, Doctoral Dissertations, Engineering Technicians, Interviews, Job Training, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Superintendents, Trade and Industrial Education, Work Experience
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