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Construction and Manufacturing: Find Videos

Construction and manufacturing are the processes of making, or building things. Construction is generally associated with the building of objects in an outdoor work environment. Manufacturing is the fabrication of materials in an indoor setting.

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Introduction to Construction and Construction Trades

Construction Full Video (24:12)SEGMENTS

  1. Careers for Women in Construction00:48
  2. Women in Construction Trades: Welder06:43
  3. Women in Construction Trades: Restoration Carpenter07:00
  4. Women in Construction Trades: Electrician07:24

In this program, three women with rewarding careers in the construction trades describe their work. Menyui Leung is a welder with experience in manufacturing and shipbuilding; Suzy Zaric is a restoration carpenter specializing in damage repair; Luce Gregoire is an electrician who works on lighting and heating equipment. Conversations with coworkers and supervisors add to the descriptions of each job. Part of the series Career Options for Women: Emerging Opportunities. (24 minutes)

Introduction to Construction Technology Full Video (18:17)


  1. Definition and Elements of Construction03:19
  2. Construction Regulations02:56
  3. Construction: Site Preparation00:54
  4. Building Foundation Types02:55
  5. Building Construction: Types of Superstructures02:03
  6. Construction Elements: Installation of Utilities01:25
  7. Construction Elements: Enclosing and Finishing02:41

This video covers basic information on construction technology including a definition of construction, the project design, types of construction, the involvement of architects in the construction process, zoning laws, building codes, local covenants, site preparation, substructure and superstructure, building materials, installation of utilities, enclosing, and finishing. A Meridian Production. (17 minutes)


Manufacturing - From choosing raw materials to designing assembly processes to inspecting the final product, the Manufacturing Cluster is the place where things get made. This program goes inside the diverse world of manufacturing by presenting the career profiles of a number of people who hold different jobs there. Correlates to the National Standards for Life Work. A Cambridge Educational Production. Part of two series: Career Clusters 2 and The Complete Career Clusters. (18 minutes)


  1. Careers in Manufacturing 03:07
  2. Careers as Tool and Die Makers 03:15
  3. Careers as Precision Assemblers 03:05
  4. Careers as Welders 02:55
  5. Careers as Production Managers 03:54







Manufacturing Systems - Provides an in-depth discussion of the types of manufacturing systems (continuous, intermittent, and custom, with discussion of each type’s benefits and a comparison of the three), inputs, tools and equipment, workers, organizations, human and material resources, productivity, and quality control. Included is a discussion on modernization of manufacturing systems for maintaining and increasing productivity and quality. 


1. What is a Manufacturing System 02:03

2. Continuous Manufacturing System 01:58

3. Intermittent Manufacturing System 01:27

4. Custom Manufacturing System 02:30

5. Comparison of Manufacturing Systems 01:55

6. People Systems: Engineers, Human Resources, and Purchasing 02:22

7. Modernization of Manufacturing Systems 03:20







Computer Manufacturing Series This four-part series explores manufacturing considerations such as quality, productivity, computer integrated manufacturing, control systems, factory automation, information resource communications, computer numerical control, materials handling, fixed automation, flexible automation, and synchronous and asynchronous movement.  

Series Titles

Advanced Manufacturing  Quality and increased productivity are emphasized as the viewer sees materials transformed into finished product during the manufacturing process. Computer integrated manufacturing and its continuing influence on manufacturing and the workplace is also discussed. A Meridian Production. (18 minutes)

Computer Integrated Manufacturing - CIM has become an integral part of manufacturing and will continue to make an impact on future technological development. This video provides an excellent overview of the process while explaining general business management, product and process planning, manufacturing planning and control systems, factory automation, and information resource communications. It also covers the advantages of using CIM and problems associated with some manufacturing operations. A good resource to have on the shelf. A Meridian Production. (26 minutes)

Computer Numerical Control - Covers state-of-the-art procedures detailing how computers operate many kinds of equipment ranging from milling machines, lathes, turning centers, and other automated machines to more complex manufacturing cells. CNC automatically measures parts, controls robotic welders, and moves materials through the manufacturing facilities. An excellent tool for providing a basic understanding of computer numerical control in the current manufacturing industry. A Meridian Production. (26 minutes)

Materials Handling - For many industries, movement, storage, and retrieval of raw materials and products provides the key to success...and profits. Viewers see how large quantities of materials are moved most efficiently. They also gain an understanding of the following terms: fixed automation, flexible automation, synchronous and asynchronous movement...and have a basic understanding of automatic identification systems, computer monitoring, robot handling, and electronic control of materials flow. A Meridian Production. (29 minutes)





Environmental Practices at Work: Manufacturing Environmental sustainability is about designing and implementing practices and processes within a workplace that do not waste or exhaust natural resources or cause ecological damage. This program focuses on environmental sustainability in the manufacturing and light industry, where technology and innovation have contributed significantly to greater efficiency in both resource use and productivity. Areas covered include identifying resources and environmental issues, compliance with regulations and improving resource efficiency.


  1. Identifying Resources Used in the Workplace 06:17
  2. Complying With Environmental Regulations 05:01
  3. Improving Resource Efficiency 07:59