Types Of Construction And Their Purpose

Aug 19, 2021 News


Types Of Construction And Their Purpose

Construction is a broad term implying the science and art of to shape things, systems, or organized systems, and derives from the Latin construction and Old French construction. To construct is also the verb: to build, and the word for it is construction: a thing made, in the sense of being structured or formed, as by taking a system and working out pieces by breaking them down into simpler components. It is used in education, for example, when a teacher gives a student’s a model made up of various parts and asks him to put it together. But in general, we use the term to describe any task or activity that attempts to create something.

A lot of construction technology is used in the construction business today. There are many types of construction technology used by the construction industry including mechanical, civil, structural, civil engineering, environmental, electrical, welding, plumbing, carpet-laying, concrete repair, and carpet-cleaning. There are even some types of construction technology that specialize in particular fields like structural, civil engineering construction or electrical and thermal construction technology. In fact, there are even construction technologies that focus on specific kinds of construction like landscape architecture construction, which deals with designing and constructing buildings and other structures and landscape landscaping construction, which is responsible for the creation of landscaped environments.

The major types of construction are as follows (in no particular order): Contractor led construction, modular construction, rapid build, site-specific construction, pre-constructed construction, site-built construction, speculative construction, soil stacking and pour, and prefabricated structures. Basically, there are three different types of construction; on-site, off-site, and mixed-use construction. On-site construction means constructing on site; it may take the form of constructing a factory, warehouse, office complex, or residential house on land. Off-site construction usually refers to constructing a building off the ground such as a hotel, convention center, shopping mall, industrial park, office building, bank, retail shop, gas station, etc. Mixed-use construction refers to constructing a building from pre-constructed parts or constructing a new building from scratch.

Now let’s go over each type of construction, one by one. Among them, residential construction is the most popular; residential housing construction, also known as project-based housing, is a highly specialized form of construction in which the design and actual construction activities happen during the course of the project. For instance, an apartment building project requires building a building on-site and then the foundation, footings, framing, interior trusses, etc. will all be done on-site before the concrete is poured.

The next type of construction is commercial building construction, which is an infrequently used form of construction. In this case, the building is erected as-is (as opposed to being “constructed” later). This is a highly specialized form of construction, since most commercial projects have long lead times, meaning that a large number of design details must be sorted out well in advance of any construction starting.

Then there are the forms of non-combustible construction, which includes swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, hotels, industrial sheds, office buildings, garages, workshops, school buildings, churches, etc. The point of non-combustible construction is to reduce the overall weight of the structure so that it can be relocated easily. One such example of a non-combustible material used heavily is asbestos. Asbestos fibers are resistant to fire, but they are still highly dangerous to humans, so this material is strictly limited to structures that are extremely light (e.g., tent pads and various floating structures).