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Concrete finishers smooth and finish freshly poured concrete, apply curing or surface treatments and install, maintain and restore various masonry structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios and highrise buildings. They are employed by construction companies, cement and concrete contractors and manufacturers of precast concrete products, or they may be self-employed.
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- Check formwork, granular base and steel reinforcement materials and direct placement of concrete into forms or onto surfaces according to grade
- Fill hollows and remove high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete
- Operate power vibrator to compact concrete
- Level top surface of concrete according to grade and depth specifications using straightedge or float
- Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and power tools
- Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete
- Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete
- Waterproof, damp-proof and restore concrete surfaces
- Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of floors, walls, roads and other concrete structures.
Outlook & Prospects for Concrete Finishers in Edmonton Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-15|
The employment potential is fair in Alberta for concrete finishers.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Enform, the safety association for Canada's upstream oil and gas industry, is spending $3.7M to add new courses and expand its training program at the Nisku Centre
- MCL Waste Systems is planning a $22M waste processing and recycling facility for Drayton Valley. The project, which has already received $10M from the Alberta carbon tax fund, plans to produce a pelleted end product that can be used for energy production.
- Saipem Canada has opened Alberta's first indoor module construction and assembly facility in Edmonton. The new plant, which will be in full production by early spring 2014, will be hiring hundreds of tradespersons to meet the production target of more than 25 modules per month.
- Suncor Energy Inc. and Strathcona County are partnering to build a new water main for Suncor's refinery in Sherwood Park. The $5M line will provide the refinery with an emergency back-up water source.
- The City of Edmonton is planning $168M in infrastructure improvements starting in 2015 to alleviate flooding in parts of the city
- The Canadian Welding Bureau has started construction on a training, certification and testing facility in Nisku
- BCM Developments has announced plans for the Edmontonian, a 71-storey office, condominium and hotel high-rise in downtown Edmonton. The building, designed to be the tallest in Western Canada, will be situated near the downtown arena project.
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