What is construction?

  • (noun): The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings.
    Example: "Their main business is home construction"
    Synonyms: building
    See also — Additional definitions below


In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect.

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Some articles on construction:

Transport - Thessaloniki Metro
... Main article Thessaloniki Metro The construction of the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Railway began in 2006 and is scheduled for completion in late 2014, where it is set to become the city's most vital public ... airport, the Attiko Metro company is considering the construction of an overground network or a monorail ... Thessaloniki, has already become part of the initial construction phase, while future expansions are considered and planned for Efkarpia to the north and Evosmos to the west ...
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham - New Hospital - Planning and Construction
... of a £1 billion urban regeneration plan for Bournbrook and Selly Oak which includes the construction of a £350 million retail development and the ... The hospital was designed by BDP Architects and construction, which was undertaken by Balfour Beatty, began in June 2006 ... Five Liebherr 280 EC tower cranes supplied by Balfour Beatty Civil Construction Plant Services (BBCCPS) were used during construction ...
Xá Lợi Pagoda - History - Construction
... Construction began on 5 August 1956, according to the plans drawn up by the architects Trần Văn Đường and Đỗ Bá Vinh, while the directing engineers ...
Valle De Los Caídos - Controversy
... the Risco de la Nava was undertaken by San Roman, an affiliate of the incumbent construction company Agroman ... prisoners who were promised a conviction redemption for risking their lives working on the monument construction.. ... programme records, 2,643 workers participated directly in the construction, some of them highly skilled, as required by the complexity of the work ...

More definitions of "construction":

  • (noun): The act of constructing or building something.
    Example: "During the construction we had to take a detour"
    Synonyms: building
  • (noun): Drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem.
    Example: "The assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
  • (noun): An interpretation of a text or action.
    Example: "They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
    Synonyms: twist
  • (noun): A thing constructed; a complex construction or entity.
    Example: "She wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
    Synonyms: structure
  • (noun): The creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought.
    Synonyms: mental synthesis

Famous quotes containing the word construction:

    There’s no art
    To find the mind’s construction in the face.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    No real “vital” character in fiction is altogether a conscious construction of the author. On the contrary, it may be a sort of parasitic growth upon the author’s personality, developing by internal necessity as much as by external addition.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)