Commercial Carpenter: 

What to expect from a career as a Carpenter The construction industry is always in need of skilled carpenters – furniture, houses and businesses are built, renovated and finished using a wide range of carpentry techniques. Being a successful carpenter demands hard work and precision; Brookins Construction Apprenticeship Institute programs can provide you with these skills and many others, preparing you to jump into your career.

If you like working with your hands and are interested in a career as a carpenter, here’s what you need to know.

Carpentry Courses

In carpentry programs at Ontario colleges, students learn to use a variety of carpentry tools (both hand and stationary) while following plans, specifications and codes for the construction of residential and commercial buildings. Construction safety will also be emphasized.

Though focus areas will differ, construction courses may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Structural framework
  • Interior and exterior wall finishing
  • Blueprint reading and drafting
  • Site surveying
  • Energy efficient construction

Gateway Specializes in:

  • • Commercial Buildings
  • • Industrial Buildings
  • • Office Buildings
  • • Sports Complexes
  • • Warehouses
  • • Reroofing
  • • Mini Storage
  • • Storm Damage
  • • Building Maintenance

Residential Carpenter:

A residential carpenter constructs, renovates and repairs structures made of wood, steel, concrete and other materials in the residential, commercial and industrial construction sectors and in related industries.

Specifically, a General Carpenter:

  • • Establishes building procedures and prepares work sites
  • • Lays out, constructs and installs formwork and concrete foundations
  • • Frames floors, walls, ceilings and roofs
  • • Finishes interiors and exteriors
  • • Constructs heavy framing
  • • Builds stairs, posts and handrails
  • • Lays out, constructs and installs door and window systems
  • • Performs Renovations

Landscape Technician:

From planting flowers and bushes to laying walkways, landscape technicians beautify lawns and gardens for residential and commercial customers. The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program seeks to recognize proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrade the status of the landscape professional and provide the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals.

Building Maintenance Repair:

Building repairs and maintenance services mainly includes works undertaken for maintaining proper condition of buildings, its services and works in ordinary use. The use for which buildings are designed is the main factor in determining the required standard of maintenance. Our Expertise in Repair Maintenance of Fire Alarm System, CCTV, Access Control System & Boom Barrier, All Types of AC Repair, Maintenance & AMC, All Types of Plumbing work & Pipe welding Work, All Types of Electrical Services Such as TR, ACB, VCB, Starters & Panel Repair & Maintenance, All Types of Interior & Exterior Painting Water Base, Enamel & Duco, Carpet/PVC Vinyl Flooring, Housekeeping Services for Office/Home Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Chair Repair & Cleaning, Water Tank Cleaning, Building Automation, Building Facade Glass Cleaning & Glass Replacement, Office.

Asbestos & Lead Abatement:

Both asbestos and lead were commonly used in construction projects up until the late 1970s when the health risks were better understood and legislation was created to limit the use of these substances. Despite laws banning most uses of lead and asbestos, these substances still remain and can create health issues for workers in industrial settings. Asbestos products have been widely used in building products due to their durability and resistance to fire. Asbestos is a generic term applied to a wide range of fibrous minerals found naturally in rock formations worldwide. Commercial asbestos fibers can be attributed to either the serpentine (chrysotile) or amphibole mineralogical groups. Both possess different structural and chemical traits. Chrysotile asbestos is most commonly found in manufactured asbestos products, although its use has dramatically declined since the 1980s. Amphibole asbestos, no longer mined, contains more iron and can remain longer in the lungs.