Transition to Work helps Ethan find an apprenticeship


With the Transition to Work program I found it easy to get someone along. I was in school and I was looking for work for about five months. I wasn’t into school – it wasn’t for me. So Ethan came to us and he recognized that he wanted to be in an environment a little bit more hands-on. We kind of identified early on in the piece that a trade was something for him that he could thrive in and something where he really felt like he was a part of something bigger. Chloe from Gen-Z she got me to call up Brent so I ended up doing two weeks work experience with him. When Ethan was on the work trial we did a bit of decking and a few other things. A pergola and that, over the top of the deck I spent a bit of time with him teaching how to use power tools and different safety methods that are required when working around that sort of stuff and he found all this really interesting and really took a shine to it. The benefits of transition to work to the employer would be I guess having that extra support and middleman to advocate for the young person but also the employer and to really hear both parties needs and just make sure that they’re being met and that there’s that extra level of communication I guess
between both So I did my work experience for two weeks and about a week after
that I got a call up from Brent and he said I got the apprenticeship so yeah,
I was stoked about that It’s just good to see them progress
using tools. From the first day he turned up like they don’t – have no idea sort of thing and you watch them progress right through to where he is now and you just
know that he’s you know it’s learning it’s been great to see. I’ve learnt heaps. We’ve done decking, cladding, framing, painting. I’d recommend it to a
lot of trades like electricians and plumbers and carpenters that I know to get on board. It’s been a great program. It’s amazing yeah, to finally have my apprenticeship, two years in. I love it. Yeah the future – I’m hoping I can get my Master Builders license. Yeah I’d definitely recommend Transition to Work for sure. you

How Do Excavators Work? | Learn About Excavators and Hydraulics for Kids


Welcome back to Brain Candy TV. Hey Brainiacs! Check out this big construction site! Wow, look at all of the of awesome construction vehicles! Do you know what an excavator is? They’re so cool! They use something called hydraulics which makes them super strong and really good at digging holes. Let’s put this excavator together from all the different parts so we can learn how it works. First we have this big part called the chassis, which holds the bottom parts together. Now let’s add the final drive wheels. The final drive wheels have bumpy sprockets, which will be used to move the tracks. At the other end of the chassis we’ll find the front idler wheels. These wheels help the track roll around the front of the chassis. Now we’ll add the tracks to the chassis. These tracks give the excavator lots of grip so that it can drive over bumpy ground and mud. Then we’ll need some rollers at the top and at the bottom for the track to roll along. On top of the chassis is the swing drive. The swing drive allows the excavator to spin around quickly. This big part is called the house. The house holds the engine and connects all of the upper parts together. On the back of the house there is a big heavy piece called a counterweight. This helps keep the excavator balanced when it’s digging with its big arm at the front. Now we’ll add the engine. That’s the part that provides power to the excavator and makes everything move! Let’s add a seat so the operator has somewhere to sit. On either side of the seat, there are two joysticks. The operator uses these joysticks to control the big arm of the excavator. This part is called the cab. It keeps the operator safe at the dangerous construction site. Now it’s time to assemble the big arm of the excavator! This big strong part is called the boom. Beneath the boom, we’ll add the hydraulic boom cylinders. These parts can move the boom up and down with amazing strength! The next part of the big arm is called the stick. Now we need to add the hydraulic stick cylinder. This will push the end of the stick in or out. The stick cylinder needs to be connected with hydraulic hoses. One hydraulic hose goes to the front of the cylinder and one goes to the back. We’ll see why this is important later. At the end of the stick, we have the bucket. The bucket is the part that helps the excavator dig deep holes and lift lots of rocks and dirt. The pointy teeth at the end help the bucket cut into the hard ground. This part is called the H-link because it’s shaped like a capital letter H. These parts are called dog bones. Ha ha, don’t get too excited Lizzy, they’re just shaped like dog bones, but you wouldn’t want to chew on these! The dog bones are used to connect the H-link to the stick. Finally, we’ll add the hydraulic bucket cylinder to connect to the H-link, along with more hydraulic hoses so we can control the bucket. Awesome, our big powerful excavator is now
complete! Do you want to know the secret to why excavators are so strong? It’s something called hydraulics. Let’s learn how it works. Inside the excavator, there is a pump that pushes hydraulic fluid, like engine oil, really quickly through small tubes. The fluid then goes into one end of a hydraulic cylinder here or here. Inside the cylinder there is a piston, which separates the fluid coming in from each end of the cylinder. If you want the piston to come in, you pump the fluid (shown in red) into this end. If you want the piston to go out, you pump the fluid (shown in blue) into the other end. When the high speed fluid from the tubes moves into the much wider cylinder, it slows down, but it pushes against the piston with much greater force. So by controlling the fluid going into each end of all the cylinders, you get a super strong excavator arm! Pretty cool, huh? Hey Lizzy! Do you want to hop inside the excavator and show us how it works? OK, let’s join Lizzy in the cab and see how she controls all of the different parts! Before we get started, we have to unlock the safety lock lever so Lizzy can use the controls. These handles are used to drive each track. To move forward, Lizzy will push both of the handles forward. To move backward, Lizzy will pull the handles back. To turn the whole excavator, we can make one track go backward and one track go forward like this. But we don’t always have to use the tracks to turn the excavator. We can also swing just the house by pushing the left joystick to the sides like this. Now for the really fun part! We can use the other joystick movements to control the big powerful excavator arm! To move the boom up, we’ll pull the right joystick backward. To lower the boom, we’ll pull the push joystick forward. To extend the stick, we’ll push the left joystick forward like this. To retract the stick, we’ll pull the left joystick backward. Finally, to dump the bucket, we’ll push the right joystick to the right. To curl the bucket in, we’ll push the left joystick to the left. Awesome! Now we know the main controls of the excavator! Alright! Let’s use our new skills to dig out those heavy rocks from the hole in the construction site! Whoa, it’s so powerful! It has no problem picking up all of those heavy rocks! Hey, here comes the dump truck to take away the rocks! Let’s dump them into the dump box! Nice work Lizzy! Let’s get another load. Great job! Now the dump truck can take all those rocks away. Thanks truck driver! [truck horn honks twice] Wow, that was a fun day at the construction
site. We learned so much about excavators and hydraulics! What do you want to learn about next? Hey Brainiacs! Click here if you want to see more of our fun videos! Learning is cool, and I’m so glad you’re here to learn with us! And if you keep learning, you can be anything you want to be when you grow up! Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss any of our new videos. Thanks for watching, and see you next time!

Average Salary for construction Industry in Australia 2016


Welcome to my Construction Services Channel. Today, I want to talk about Average Salary
for construction Industry in Australia which updated in 10 december 2016 by Payscale researcher. The highest Salary is Construction Manager
with AU $ 119,611 The average pay for a Construction Manager
is AU$ 117,202 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income
for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for
this job are autodesk autocad, Project, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Project. Number two is Project Manager
A Project Manager, Construction earns an average salary of AU$ 100,595 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income
for this job. Number 3 is Project Engineer
The average pay for a Project Engineer is AU$ 89,449 per year. A skill in Autocad 2000i is associated with
high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other
positions after 20 years in this career. Number 4 is Quantity Surveyor
A Quantity Surveyor earns an average salary of AU$ 75,923 per year. Experience strongly influences income for
this job. The skills that increase pay for this job
the most are Project Management and Financial Reporting. People in this job generally don’t have more
than 20 years’ experience. Number 5 is Construction Estimator
The average pay for a Construction Estimator is AU$ 73,039 per year. The highest paying skills associated with
this job are Project and Buildsoft. Most people move on to other jobs if they
have more than 20 years’ experience in this career. Number 6 is Civil Engineer
A Civil Engineer earns an average salary of AU$ 70,078 per year. A skill in Project Coordinating is associated
with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other
positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income
for this job. The last one in this statistic is Contract
Administrator The average salary for a Contract Administrator
is AU$ 62,499 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job
the most are Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, and Contractor Management. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced
workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years’ experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they
have more than 20 years’ experience in this career. Thank you for your watching, hopefully, I
will see you again soon

Building The World’s Greenest Office: Bloomberg’s London HQ | The B1M


The most sustainable office building conceived and constructed to date has recently opened in London. Designed by renowned British architects Foster + Partners as the London headquarters for financial and media giant Bloomberg, the vast office has pushed the boundaries of sustainable building design. Here we find out how this extremely green office was created. Spread over a 3.2 acre site in central London, Bloomberg’s £1BN new office building consists of over 1.1 million square feet of commercial and retail space and will bring the company’s 4,000 London-based employees under one roof for the first time. Actually two buildings, the development is made up of a pair of triangular-blocks connected by bridges that span over a pedestrian avenue. That walkway follows the route of an ancient Roman road that historically ran through the site. The building is an impressive addition to the London streetscape, but it is the sustainable thinking that runs throughout this facility that is perhaps even more impressive. Both the architect, Norman Foster, and the client, Michael Bloomberg, agreed early in the building’s gestation that the new headquarters would incorporate the highest standards of sustainable building design. According to Foster the “project evolved from thereon into a building that is one of the most sustainable in the world.” In fact according to BREEAM, which is the world’s most widely used method for evaluating and certifying the environmental impact of the built environment, this is the most sustainable commercial building ever built. BREEAM gave the building an Outstanding rating, scoring it at 98.5% against its criteria; the highest design-stage BREEAM score ever achieved by a major office development. While the building responds to its historic context, it is a true exemplar of sustainable development. Overall Bloomberg’s office will see a 35% reduction in energy consumption compared to a typical office of the same size. This has been achieved by focusing on innovative solutions in four principal areas: ventilation, lighting, power and water. Perhaps the most visible of these strategies externally is ventilation. The building’s distinctive bronze blades serve two purposes. Firstly, to shade the floor-to-ceiling glazing, and secondary, as an integral part of a natural ventilation system. Vents in the fins can be opened and closed according to the weather, pulling air through the office spaces into the atrium and out of the roof in form of “stack” system. Smart sensors can then adjust airflow, with the system expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 300 tonnes a year. Lighting is provided by some 500,000 LEDs that use around 40% less energy than traditional lighting. These LEDs are contained within integrated ceiling panels that also combine heating, cooling and acoustics in an elegant and innovative petal leaf design. Unusually the Bloomberg building has its own power generation plant on site, generating electricity from natural gas. As the company are generating the power themselves, they own the waste heat that is created. This waste will be used to heat the building in winter, while in the summer it will drive an absorption chiller to circulate chilled water around the facility. Bloomberg expect to see a 73% reduction in water consumption as compared to a typical office building. Rainwater harvested from the roof, cooling tower blow-off water, and water from grey water sources such as the sinks and showers will treated and recycled to serve vacuum flush toilets. These toilets, similar to those found on airplanes, will use about a quarter of the water of a regular toilet. Overall, water conservation systems will save 25 million litres of water each year, enough to fill ten Olympic-sized swimming pools. These features, along with many others, have led to the creation of the world’s most sustainable office building to date, and designers hope that many of the innovative systems employed on this project will become standard practice on other offices in the future. If you enjoyed this video and would like to get more from the definitive video channel for construction, subscribe to The B1M.