English Vocabulary Words for Construction

crane

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A crane is used for lifting things to very high places

dump truck

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A dump truck makes it easy to transport large quantities of sand, gravel, dirt, etc.

bulldozer

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A bulldozer can push around dirt and rubble.

excavator

An excavator is used to dig deep holes, such as for the foundation of a building

wheelbarrow

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Individual workers can transport heavy things more easily by using a wheelbarrow.

jackhammer

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The sound of a jackhammer is so loud that a worker must use earplugs or earmuffs to protect his hearing.

scaffolding

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Scaffolding is a metal structure that is put up temporarily so that workers can climb up to reach the high points of the building.

ladder

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Each step of a ladder is called a rung.

cement

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Cement can be mixed with water and other elements to make concrete (which is used as a solid object) or mortar (which is used as a “glue” to stick bricks together)

bricks

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The worker is using mortar to stick the bricks together. The tool in his hand is called a trowel, and there is a green bucket near his feet. A professional who specializes in working with bricks and stones is called a mason.

shovel

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Shovels are used to dig holes.

cone

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If the construction is on or near a road, cones may be used to redirect traffic.

construction worker

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He is wearing a hard hat to protect his head, and he is holding a blueprint – that’s the plan for the building, as designed by an architect. The main construction worker who manages all the others is called the foreman.

two-way radio / walkie talkie

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Two-way radios are often used to communicate on the construction site. An informal name for them is “walkie talkies.”

 

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