What is construction?

  • (noun): The act of constructing or building something.
    Example: "During the construction we had to take a detour"
    Synonyms: building
    See also — Additional definitions below

Construction

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:

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 were Dư Ngọc Ánh and Hồ Tố Thuận ...
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham - New Hospital - Planning and Construction
... billion urban regeneration plan for Bournbrook and Selly Oak which includes the construction of a £350 million retail development and the construction of the Selly Oak bypass ... 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 ...
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 transport ... For the expansion towards the airport, the Attiko Metro company is considering the construction of an overground network or a monorail ... to Kalamaria, a southeast borough of Thessaloniki, has already become part of the initial construction phase, while future expansions are considered and planned for ...
Valle De Los Caídos - Controversy
... by San Roman, an affiliate of the incumbent construction company Agroman ... for risking their lives working on the monument construction.. ... According to the official programme records, 2,643 workers participated directly in the construction, some of them highly skilled, as required by the complexity of the work ...
USS George Washington (SSBN-598) - Construction and Launching
... During construction, she was lengthened by the insertion of a 130 ft (40 m)-long ballistic missile section and renamed George Washington another submarine ...

More definitions of "construction":

  • (noun): An interpretation of a text or action.
    Example: "They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
    Synonyms: twist
  • (noun): The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings.
    Example: "Their main business is home construction"
    Synonyms: building
  • (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): 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): 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:

    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)

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

    There is, I think, no point in the philosophy of progressive education which is sounder than its emphasis upon the importance of the participation of the learner in the formation of the purposes which direct his activities in the learning process, just as there is no defect in traditional education greater than its failure to secure the active cooperation of the pupil in construction of the purposes involved in his studying.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)