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This term represents a process where infrastructure, building or a facility is being built. The difference between construction and manufacturingis that manufacturing represents producing a huge number of the same product, which is yet to be sold, while on the other hand construction is done on location,and it has already been bought by a client. Before the actual building process begins, plans, design, and financing are needed, and then can the process of building begin,and it is over when the object is ready for use.

The person who is in charge of this process is the project manager, while the construction manager, design engineer, and construction engineer, are there to supervise the whole process.In order for a construction project to be successful, effective planning is of utmost importance. A lot of factors have to be considered before the project starts, that amongst other things includes the requirements of the particular area, the impact that the project will leave on the environment, well planned scheduling, creating a sustainable budget,safety of the construction site, will the required materials be available, and can they be transported to the building site, logistics, and so on.

Types of construction

There are three general types of construction:


This type of construction can further be classified as: residential and non-residential.


This type is divided to sub categories: heavy construction or highway construction, and heavy civil construction or heavy engineering.Infrastructure construction is used for building of dams, water and wastewater, bridges, and highways.


This type of construction is used for building refineries, power plants, mills and plants for manufacture.

Building construction

Building construction represents a process where a structure is added to real property or when buildings are constructed.When it comes to this type of construction, it mostly includes appartament renovations, for example, adding a room to an existing object, or renovating a bathroom. In most cases, the owner of the property becomes the paying client, the design team and the laborer for the whole project.But, there are a few elements that all building construction projects have in common, and that is the designing, financial calculation, estimating and legal considerations.

Residential construction

The most used method of residential construction includes the use of wood frame for construction. Here are the things that need to be done when, for example, a family house I built:

- Creating floor plans and getting all the necessary government building approvals.

- Clearing of the building site

- Making a concrete foundation.

- Building the main wood frame structure with metal support.

- Adding ceiling and floor joists, and installing sub floor panels.

- Covering of outer walls and roof with particle board or plywood and vapor barrier.

- Installing roof shingles for flat roofs.

- Covering the walls with siding

- Installing the windows.

- Framing out the interior walls.

- Adding internal plumbing system, HVAC, electrical, and gas systems.

- Approval of the building inspector.

- Installing inside drywall panels and insulation.

- Installing bathroom items.

- Paint finishing the interior walls and ceilings

- Floor covering.

- Installing major appliances.
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