Tiles are used to cover interior and exterior surfaces, such as the floors, walls and ceilings of homes (especially bathrooms and kitchens), commercial and office spaces and outdoor environments, such as gardens, patios, terraces and swimming pools. A thin covering unit of varying size and shape (e.g. squares, rectangles, diamonds), tiles may be made of a range of materials, including ceramics, brick, marble, plastic and natural and artificial stone.
The first step of a new tiling job is planning. This involves inspecting the area to be tiled (e.g. assessing the surface conditions and taking measurements), defining the preparatory work that needs to be carried out, planning the tile layout, calculating the materials required (e.g. number of tiles and amount of adhesive) and, finally, estimating the total cost of the work.
Adhesives and cement are then applied using a notched trowel and sponge float and the tiles are positioned in accordance with the planned layout. To install edges and corners, the tiles may need to be trimmed or cut. This is done using a handheld or benchtop tool, such as a tile cutter or wet saw. This operation requires considerable skill on the part of the tiler.
In addition to laying tiles, tilers also carry out a range of other related jobs, such as knocking down and building walls and dry linings and installing other types of wall and floor coverings, such as plaster, marble, wooden parquet flooring and carpeting.
Tiles are often used in construction (mainly in residential and commercial settings, but also in industrial environments) because they are durable and easy to clean and care for. In addition to having a practical function (i.e. to cover and protect wall and floor surfaces), tiles also serve an aesthetic purpose. Thanks to the wide range of colours, designs and formats available, tiles can be combined in a huge variety of ways to add a personal touch to interiors and exteriors and can even be used to create artistic compositions, such as mosaics. For this reason, the ability to execute complex designs and patterns based on a tiling plan layout is an an essential skill for any tiler.
In addition to strong technical skills and an eye for design, tilers also require good physical strength and stamina, as the job involves lifting heavy construction materials and working in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time (making the use of professional knee pads a must).
Work locations vary according to the assignment a tiler is working on. Possible assignments include residential, commercial and industrial new-build projects, house and apartment remodelling and refurbishment jobs and renovation and restoration work.
Some work assignments may require flexibility and a willingness to travel. Tilers typically work standard daytime hours, although they may be required to put in more time as the completion date of a project approaches.
Although there are no specific educational requirements for a career in tiling, newcomers may wish to consider attending a professional tiling course, which are typically run by technical colleges and other training institutes. Aspiring tilers can acquire the strong manual skills and practical experience they need to succeed in the profession by serving an apprenticeship under the supervision of an expert tiler. This will enable them to learn how to use the tools of the trade, which include set squares, spirit levels, trowels, spatulas and caulking trowels, as well as the manual and electric cutters used to trim or cut tiles to the right size.
Tilers enjoy a range of potential career options. Skilled and experienced tilers may, for example, choose to broaden their skill set to include other types of flooring and covering (such as marble, parquet, linoleum and vinyl) and become a flooring specialist, or else attend a training course and learn how to create artistic tile compositions, such as mosaics.
Tilers looking for an alternative to specialization can choose to take on greater responsibilities within a construction site team and progress to a role such as foreman or site manager. Another very common career development path for tilers is to work as a self-employed skilled labourer.
Good tilers manage to combine these two aspects to great effect to produce well-made, beautiful and durable floor and wall coverings. Tiling is a profession that gives immediate tangible results and there are few more rewarding experiences from a professional point of view than being thanked by an appreciative and satisfied client. Another positive aspect is the constant variety, with no two tiling jobs ever the same.
Reporting to: General Manager Gross Salary : AED 10,000 to 25,000 Bonus: 0-6 months Gross Salary based on Annual Performance Contract Objective: Project Management, Planning, Scheduling, Progress monitoring, Costing, Claims and Contracts Management Main Responsibilities: 1-Develop and implement project execution strategy, ensure the implementation of quality control standards and cost control on project for on time completion. 2-Execute daily operations of monitoring the work executed by the engineering team at site and prepare interims and completion project reports. 3-Supervise monitor and report Project progress throughout the project cycle to ensure on time completion. lead Project Progress Meetings and coordinate with other departments. 4-Manage Cash Flow Requirements for the Projects. Controlled expenditures within limitations of project budget. 5-Monitor, verify and enforce specification compliance of materials at various stages of project. Manage and control Project Budget. 6-Manage material and manpower requirements. Perform preparation of invoices, variance and claims and client follow up. 7-Coordinate with clients, consultants, sub-contractors. 8-Inspect and observe work in progress to ensure that procedures followed and materials used conformed to project specifications and quality standards. 9-Establish and maintain effective Health and Safety system in place for the Projects strictly adhering to standards and specifications. Assure the company procedures and company policies are being complied with Company Business Conduct and Ethics Policies at all times. 10-Training and development of subordinate employees to improve project performance and enhance individual career development. 11-Prepare submittals for materials, Shop Drawings, Time Schedule and Manpower organization. 12-Technical problems. 13-Ensured a positive work environment and awareness by all staff at the site of project goals and objectives. 14-Conducted site meetings Monitored progress throughout the project cycle
Civil Engineering with Minimum 15 years experience, with exposure in managing multiple projects, fast track Civil Engineering projects related for reputed clients in UAE/GCC. Excellent knowledge of Contract Conditions, Health and Safety Regulations, Local Authorities Requirements for the Projects. Conversant with International Standards and specifications for construction, ISO Standards.
SEMCO - Supreme Civil-Electro-Mechanical Contract and General Maintenance Company established in year 2006 and is the member of chamber of commerce and industry registered as CIVIL-MEP and Facility Management contractors. SEMCO is managed by a team of professionals having a vast industry experience, with a clear vision to be one of the best CIVIL-MEP Contractors in the industry, by adopting an innovative approach throughout the project execution cycle. SEMCO and its professionals on board has a well establish procurement and supply source with a proven past experience, knowledge, capabilities in design, installation, commissioning and testing of all kind of Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC's Equipments, Safety/Security Systems, Home Automation and Monitoring Systems from a large multi-storey building, complexes and malls to a small projects of various independent villas in the UAE.
SEMCO - Supreme Civil-Electro-Mechanical Contract and General Maintenance Company established in year 2006 and is the member of chamber of commerce and industry registered as CIVIL-MEP and Facility Management contractors.
SEMCO is managed by a team of professionals having a vast industry experience, with a clear vision to be one of the best CIVIL-MEP Contractors in the industry, by adopting an innovative approach throughout the project execution cycle.
SEMCO and its professionals on board has a well establish procurement and supply source with a proven past experience, knowledge, capabilities in design, installation, commissioning and testing of all kind of Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC's Equipments, Safety/Security Systems, Home Automation and Monitoring Systems from a large multi-storey building, complexes and malls to a small projects of various independent villas in the UAE.
...Research proposal Title: The role of cobblestone on youth unemployment reduction in Adigrat city by -Amanuel Teklu Aregawi teklu Dawit Hagos Berihu Gebremeskel Adigrat UniversityCollege of Business and Economics Department of Management/ MBA 1.INTRODUCTION Cobblestones are small, chiseled rectangular stones formerly used to cover road surfaces ,typically either set in sand or similar selected material, or are bound together with mortar. Paving with cobblestones allows a road to be heavily used all year long and not getting muddy in wet weather or dusty in dry weather. Cobblestones set in sand have the environmental advantage of being permeable paving, and of moving rather than cracking with movements in the ground. INTRODUCTION cont It was in early 2005 that the concept of using cobblestones to construct roads was first introduced to Ethiopia. Faced with fast-growing cities, inadequate urban infrastructure, and a large youthful population in need of employment, the Ethiopian Government turned to an innovative solution: Cobblestone road production throughout the country, driven by community participation and local materials. In recent years, cobblestone road creation has become one of the most successful infrastructure and job creation programmes in the country, with tremendous benefits for the urban poor. It has created hundreds of thousands of jobs, greatly improved urban mobility, and built collaborative relationships between communities and local...