ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION | 4 Skills You Need To Learn (Skill #36)

4 Skills You Need To Learn For Architecture & Construction

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Welcome to the 60 Skills In 60 Days Community On Demand™ Kickstarter Challenge. With this challenge, we’re going to create 60 videos in 60 days about the employability skills featured in the Community On Demand™ card game. Our goal is to raise $5,000 so we can gift 100 Community On-Demand™ Game Sets to young innovators and entrepreneurs that need a little help turning their ideas into reality.

Today’s challenge is all about the Architecture and Construction Industry and its four career pathways:

  • Design-Build
  • Pre-Construction
  • Construction
  • Maintenance/Operations Pathway

Do Better. Think BIGGER!

Knowledge Is Power

Those who know how, will always have a job.

Those who know why, will always be their boss.

Those who know what to do, determine the outcome.

The Architecture & Construction Employability Skill Card

The Architecture And Construction employability skill card is part of the STEAM Career Clusters achievement domain and carries an in-game currency value of forty dollars. This achievement domain ensures STEAM career pathways are introduced through applied and project-based learning

The architecture and construction employability skill card introduces learners to career pathways in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.  Following are some videos from our Architecture & Construction playlist to provide real world insight into each career pathway.


Design-Build projects integrate delivery systems that are used in the construction industry. Channel 4 Lifestyle explores mind-blowing home innovations and space transformations that shows the design build results of traditional and non-traditional homes and how they interact with the natural environments that surround them.


Pre-Construction projects integrate services used in the planning of a construction project before actual construction begins. The Interesting Flow channel explains how pre-construction projects began to show how Dubai’s artificial islands were made.

General Construction

Construction (General) projects integrate clearing, dredging, excavating, and grading of land and other activities associated with buildings structures or other types of real property such as bridges dams and roads. This video created by The Structural World explains, with great detail,  the 12 steps of construction

Maintenance & Operations

Maintenance and Operations projects assist in the construction or renovation of buildings general maintenance and upkeep of plumbing heating air conditioning electrical and other systems minor repairs to machinery or other equipment and general maintenance of grounds or lawns.  The 12 Engineering Mistakes That Turned Out Not To Be Fails video by Amazing Stock shows why maintenance and operation projects are needed

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About Community On Demand™

The Game Set

Community On Demand™ is an awesome card game that uses 63 skill cards to help you map out the skills you need to get things done.  The game set includes:


Five Achievement Domains

Community On Demand™ was created by Dana Jewel Harris and designed to be a thinking game. It uses these five achievement domains to give you a fun and rewarding way to solve problems during any project or activity that you’re working on so when trouble comes and challenges arise Community On Demand™ can help you quickly assess which skills you have understand which skills you need thoroughly think through the situation and then map out a plan of action to fix it yourself making you your own hero.

Have Fun With Your Philanthropy

Sponsor the Architecture & Construction STEAM Education eGift card to help young innovators & entrepreneurs strengthen their skills for career pathways within this industry

About STEAM Education eGift Cards

STEAM Education eGift cards are electronic gift cards that allow community stakeholders to make program-related investments in the development of a learner’s employability skills.  Each Community On Demand™ skill card has a matching eGift card profile page that lists the service goals, Skillcoin Rewards™ allocations, digital media sharing links and purchase buttons that inform community stakeholders, donors and eGift card purchasers what skills they are investing in and can expect to see demonstrated by the benefacting learner. It also ensured learners can track, measure, issue and display their achievements.

eGfit card sponsorships help strengthen a learner’s financial literacy by helping them understand how to allocate donated funds into designated spending pools.  eGfit card sponsorships help fund the Impact Projects and work-based learning experiences of each learner that plays the Advanced & Ultimate Team Play levels of Community On Demand™.  eGift Card sponsorships are also used to increase the financial literacy of each learner as recipients of eGift card sponsorships must allocate and use the funds according to the Skillcoin Rewards Allocation Chart below:


30% of all eGift card sponsorships are allocated to a Student Stipend Fund to provide scholarships, grants, cash stipends and donations.


40% of all eGift card sponsorships go to our Impact Project Fund to create operating budgets for service-learning projects.


30% of all eGift card sponsorships go to our CoD Network Fund to support start-ups, special events and social ventures.

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Our Most Recent Accomplishments

Community On Demand™ has been added as a skills assessment tool for the United Way and Georgia Trade Up Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The United Way’s “Bridge” pre-apprenticeship program, facilitated by Fulton County Schools Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) Work-Based Learning staff, provides access to skilled trades and develops a talent pipeline of 12th grade students eligible for apprenticeships offered by labor unions. It bridges the gap between high school students and careers within the international building trades and construction industry.

Join The Challenge!

If you have and use this skill, tell us how in the comments below so others can learn from you too!

Please show your support for our 60 Skills In 60 Days Community On Demand Kickstarter Challenge by subscribing to our YouTube channel, making a pledge, or sponsoring the Architecture & Construction STEAM Education eGift Card

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