CONSTRUCTION: A Nifty Word
Construction is a broad term meaning both the science and art of to shape functional structures, systems, or organisations, and derives from Latin constructionem and Old French construction. The word ‘construction’ is also used in connection with a lot of other things, including construction engineering, architectural design, and construction business. To construct literally means the action of constructing: the subject is building, and the verb ‘to construct’ is also the root word for the verb ‘to make’. Thus, to construct a house means to take the necessary steps towards building a house. To build in a more technical sense, it is to take the measurements, materials, tools, and equipment needed to make a structure, and construct it.
The history of construction can be traced back to the earliest of civilizations, who used simple tools such as adzes and agues, stone and brick chisels, to build permanent structures. The Egyptian Pyramids are a good example of pre-classical construction, where large blocks of stones were aligned in perfect straightness and exactitude, to build great pyramids. The Aztec sun wheel and calendar records were another example of pre-classical construction, where the wheels were spun in circles on a fixed axle, to regulate the earth’s orbit around the sun. The Chinese, Indians, and Egyptians also constructed very large and complex structures, using simple tools and mechanisms. One of the world’s first organized societies, the Mayan civilization, built their towns, temples, monuments, palaces, andoglyphs with tools they collected from their villages and farms, or found on their journeys.
There are three major types of construction, and these are force-built construction, modular construction, and civil engineering construction. Force-built structures are massive constructions, such as bridges and skyscrapers; modular constructions are mainly houses and apartment buildings, often built on a large scale; and civil engineering construction is the basic construction of things that don’t require large machines or heavy materials. Force-built structures can be highly technical, requiring complex engineering calculations and precision machinery; modular constructions can consist of simple houses and workshops. Civil engineering constructions do not use large machines or act as machines, but rather as people and machines doing the work required. All three types of construction have different methods of design and execution, as well as different levels of complexity.
The next main type of construction is heavy construction, which can be either tunneling, pillar, vault, landing, ground support, and crane construction. These constructions use advanced technologies and more manpower than light constructions. The main purpose of heavy construction is to support and strengthen a building, usually of a commercial or industrial character. Some examples include the Alaskan Glacier, Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower, and many others.
The last main type of construction is specialized industrial construction, which is mostly used in construction of commercial buildings and other specialized structures. In this case, there is no room for any mistakes or miscalculations. The most common specialized types of constructions are vault construction, column construction, and foundation construction. These processes take place in either indoor or outdoor settings. The most common products manufactured in these settings are automobiles, electronics, power generation equipment, and pharmaceutical products.
If you want your commercial building or residential housing construction to be of a certain, highly technical nature, then you might want to consult an architect who specializes in these kinds of construction techniques. If budget is a problem, then you should also ask your contractor to look into ways in which you can save money on the construction project. Some ways of saving money relate to hiring experts to perform some of the job duties. For instance, instead of doing most of the digging by hand, you should hire someone who can do this job. Or you might hire a carpenter who is familiar with the most modern methods in building, like arches, lintels, pediments, cornices, etc., so that he can build the house the way you would want it to be built. These specialized industrial constructions may cost you more, but in the long run, you will save money on construction costs.