and Dock building is a specialty Trade that involves working with wood,
steel, concrete, and plastic on land, in the water, and under the water.
This Trade not only designs and builds the sturdy bulkheads, docks, piers
and cofferdams installed in the water, but also drives all types of piles
in any soil, installs caissons, auger-cast pile and also under pin structures,
when needed. Most of their work is heavy-duty and done outside. Dock Builders
are experts at rigging, working with cranes, welding, and burning.
Shop Instruction for Wharf & Dock Builders includes: Hand Tools,
Portable and Stationary Power Tools, and Equipment Safety; Form Work; Heading
of Piles; Basic and Advanced Timber Work; Concrete; Rigging; Knot Tying;
Leveling of Instruments and Shooting Grades; Bridge Construction; Driving
of Piles; Burning; Welding; Hand Signals; Installation of Booms; Cable
and Leads; and Pile Driving Hammers.
Classroom Instruction includes:
Union History, Mathematics
Related to the Trade, Blueprint Reading, Theory, Shop Practice, Burning,