Before any infrastructure project can start, there is a lot of design and planning which takes place and can take a very long time. Different types of surveys will need to be completed, detailed costs will need to be calculated and planning approval will need to be agreed.Can't find the role you're looking for?
Before anything like a road, bridge or tunnel can be built, the ground must be tested to make sure it can support it or to see if extra support is needed. This may involve employing people with specialised knowledge and machinery.Can't find the role you're looking for?
This is the skeleton that holds everything together and is possibly the most important part of the project. If the sub or super structure is not right or made of the right material, the project will not work.Can't find the role you're looking for?
It is important that any new infrastructure does not cause flooding. Sometimes new drainage is needed to prevent this happening. Utilities including gas, electricity, water and communications are often carried under roads and over bridges to form a network across the country.
Increasingly, we are using wind and other alternative methods of producing energy and these must be linked into existing systems.Can't find the role you're looking for?
This is about making sure that the area around the project is made to look nice and that any infrastructure fits pleasingly into the local environment.Can't find the role you're looking for?
Once built, any piece of infrastructure needs regular maintenance, to keep it in good working order, and may need repairing or extending in the future.Can't find the role you're looking for?
Roles In Construction
An interactive tour through the 6 stages of infrastructure and the roles in construction involved in each. Click the "+" symbols to find out about a specific role and use the right-hand-side navigation arrows to move through the stages.
Infrastructure is anything that links cities, town, villages and other places. It can include roads, trainlines, bridges, tunnels, ports, flood defences and much more!
Use the + and x button to open and close the descriptions and find out more about each phase of infrastructure.
Use the up and down arrow buttons to navigate the 6 phases of infrastructure and the jobs involved in each.
Click a hotspot to explore an individual role involved in the current phase of infrastructure.
Want to know about even more roles in construction? Use the navigation menu to explore other areas in construction and the phases and job roles involved.