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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to construction: Construction – process of building or assembling infrastructure. A complex activity, large scale construction involves extensive multitasking. Normally, a job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect.


Essence of construction


* Building * Planning permission * Nonbuilding structures including infrastructure


Types of construction


* Building construction ** Home construction ** High-rise construction ***Skyscraper ** Low-rise construction ** Industrial construction *** Factories *** Refineries ** Offshore construction ** Road construction ** Underground construction ***Tunnel construction


History of construction


History of construction * History of architecture * History of the civil engineering profession * History of the science of civil engineering * History of structural engineering * Vernacular architecture


General construction concepts


250px|A prefabricated house being assembled. * Architecture * Architectural engineering * Autonomous building * Blueprint * Builders' rites **Topping out * Building automation * Building code * Building construction * Building envelope * Building insulation * Building material * Civil engineering * Cladding * Construction and demolition waste * Construction bidding * Construction contract * Construction delay * Construction engineering * Construction equipment theft * Construction loan * Construction law * Construction management * Construction site safety * Construction worker * Deconstruction (building) * Demolition * Design-bid-build * Design-build * Engineering, procurement, and construction * Fast-track construction * Egyptian pyramid construction techniques * Fire safety * Framing * Green building * Green roof * Occupancy * Occupational safety * Prefabricated buildings * Project management * Real estate (the product of most construction) * Steel frame * Sustainability in construction * Zoning


Components of a building


* Escalator * Electrical wiring * Elevator * Fireplace ** Chimney * Floor ** Flooring * Foundation * Light fixtures * Plumbing ** Plumbing fixtures * Roof * Stairs * Walls ** Doors ** Wallcoverings ** Windows * HVAC


Construction trades workers


List of construction trades * Banksman * Bricklayer * Concrete finisher * Construction foreman * Electrician * Framer * Glazier * House painter and decorator * Ironworker * Joiner * Laborer * Millwright * Plasterer * Plumber * Rigger * Roofer * Slater * Steel fixer * Welder


Design elements of a building


* Halls ** Entryway * Rooms ** Bathroom ** Bedroom ** Dining room ** Garage ** Kitchen ** Living room ** Utility room


Heavy construction projects


* Bridge * Highway


Heavy equipment


* Heavy equipment ** Bulldozer ** Compactor ** Excavator ** Loader * Heavy equipment operator


Building construction methods


List of construction methods * Earthbag construction * Ferrocement * Lift slab construction * Monocrete construction * Slip forming


Materials and equipment


List of building materials * :Category:Construction equipment ** :Category:Cutting tools ** :Category:Lifting equipment ** :Category:Metalworking tools ** :Category:Power tools ** :Category:Stonemasonry tools ** :Category:Woodworking tools * Light tower * Living building material * Staff * Temporary equipment ** Box crib ** Dropcloth ** Falsework ** Fill trestle ** Formwork ** Masking tape ** Ram board ** Scaffolding ***Tube and clamp scaffold ** Temporary fencing


Roles in construction


* Building engineer * Building estimator * Building officials * Chartered Building Surveyor * Chief Construction Adviser to UK Government * Civil estimator * Clerk of works * Construction foreman * Master builder * Quantity surveyor * Site manager * Structural engineer * Superintendent (construction)


See also


* Megaproject * Megastructure


External links


*
Associated General Contractors of America

National Association of Home Builders
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