Heavy-Highway Construction is Surging and UBC Pile Drivers Meet the Call

The need for skilled workers to help build and restore North American infrastructure has never been greater. With many complex projects on the to-do list and technology advancing quickly, up-to-the-minute training is a key to success. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) has a long history in the Pile Driving trade, and our members are trained to think critically, work productively, and practice the utmost safety to ensure  heavy highway jobs are completed on time and within budget.

Timing and Training is Critical on Heavy-Highway Construction Sites

Protecting the public and providing value for taxpayers are fundamental parts of every busy infrastructure job. Pile Driver members of the UBC have been trained through our federally registered apprenticeship program and arrive at the site prepared to work with the most in-demand systems to construct bridges, highways, tunnels, dams, sewers and water treatment plants.

With safety and skills at the center of every jobsite, the UBC’s network of qualified contractors implement procedures to ensure quality—and our Pile Driver workforce gets the job done right, avoiding delays and cost overruns. Our thousands of Pile Drivers enable our contractors to be fully staffed at all times, which allows for quick response to emergencies.

Regional Training Centers Offer Courses in the Standard Skills Needed by UBC Pile Drivers

All UBC training makes use of our renowned “train-the-trainer” model so that standardized training is deployed across the U.S. and Canada. Instructors from hundreds of regional facilities are trained at the UBC’s pathbreaking International Training Center in Las Vegas. Continuous hands-on and classroom training is required of all UBC Pile Drivers to stay abreast of industry changes, technology and best practices.

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  • Concrete Form Systems
  • Bridge Building
  • Welding
  • Layout
  • Equipment Usage and Maintenance
  • Tool Safety and Maintenance
  • Rigging
  • Material Handling
  • Cutting and Burning

UBC Certified Rigger and Signaler Program Accredited

Our Certified Rigger and Signaler Program is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency. The certification exceeds all requirements for riggers and signalers in the USA and Canada.

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Safety: Our Top-Priority Business Deliverable

For UBC Pile Drivers, focus on safety is the overriding principle for accomplishing our work. By developing a safety partnership with contractors and owners, we protect lives and investments. Our goal is to eliminate jobsite injuries, work stoppages and higher project costs due to illness or accidents, worker disabilities and workers’ compensation claims and deaths.

UBC Pile Drivers complete and master these health and safety training programs, provided at regional training centers:

  • OSHA 30 (Construction—U.S.)
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS—Canada)
  • First Aid; CPR; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Construction Fall Protection
  • Scaffold Qualification (U.S.)
  • Confined Space
  • Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Operator Qualification
  • Powered Industrial Truck Operator
  • Rigger and Signaler
UBC Pile Drivers Job Site with Crane

UBC welding training is recognized industry wide. In addition, members who hold a Commercial Diver Certification and a Topside/Dry Structural Welding Certification can test for an Underwater Welding Certification in accordance with AWS D3.6M.

Since 2014, the UBC has offered a workshop for underwater welding as well as the ADCI Diver Supervisory course in a state-of-the-art diving environment at the UBC International Training Center. Dive tanks are also in use at UBC training centers in Philadelphia and Boston.

Your Goal is Our Goal. Get in Touch Before Your Next Heavy-Highway Construction Project Starts

Contact the UBC Pile Drivers now to get more details on hiring the most dedicated and highly trained skilled labor. A representative will respond to your inquiry directly.

"My visit to the Piledrivers trade-school was a great experience. It was outstanding to see 'real world' training techniques being used. Having the apprentices working around Piledriving equipment and materials in this environment is crucial for safety, troubleshooting, being in different weather, noise and just a great general sense of some of different situations that will be presented to them on a daily basis in the field. Without a doubt I believe this training gives the contractors a great advantage using trained Union Piledrivers."

Kris Tolfsen, Senior Superintendent, Clark Construction

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