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Construction Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    construction n
  1. the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats" [syn: building]
  2. the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades" [syn: building]
  3. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons" [syn: structure]
  4. a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner" [syn: grammatical construction, expression] [ant: misconstruction]
  5. the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought [syn: mental synthesis]
  6. an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct" [syn: twist]
  7. drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
Construction Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Construction \Con*struc"tion\, n. [L. constructio: cf. F. construction.]
  1. The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.
  2. The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement. An astrolabe of peculiar construction. --Whewell.
  3. (Gram.) The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement. Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them. --Locke.
  4. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense. Any person . . . might, by the sort of construction that would be put on this act, become liable to the penalties of treason. --Hallam. Strictly, the term [construction] signifies determining the meaning and proper effect of language by a consideration of the subject matter and attendant circumstances in connection with the
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on '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.

For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Those involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays, and bidding, etc.

In general, there are three types of construction:

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* I feel like the fellow in jail who is watching his scaffold being built. (On construction of reviewing stands for inauguration of his successor John F Kennedy) - Dwight D Eisenhower

* People just naturally assume that dogs would be incapable of working together on some sort of construction project. But what about just a big field full of holes - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

* When God temporarily rolled up the building plans of prophecy and placed them aside, He made known a secret set of plans. With this program came a completely new set of blueprints. According to the counsel of His will, He had predetermined to call Paul as the masterbuilder of the project. So then, the instructions for our building program are found in Paul's epistles. Little wonder the apostles says 'I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon' (1 Cor. 310). It is essential to use Pauline construction materials (grace doctrines), simply because someday soon the Building Inspector will examine our workmanship to determine if we followed His codes. - Paul Sadler


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  • US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year. Read more on this news related to 'Construction'
  • Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy growth
    "Things continue to fall into place for our view that growth should accelerate in the year's back half," said Dan Greenhaus, chief strategist at BTIG in New York. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity rose to 59.0 last month, the highest reading since March 2011, from 57.1 in July. Carl Riccadonna, a se Read more on this news related to 'Construction'
  • U.S. construction spending hits highest level in 5-1/2 years
    Construction spending increased 1.8 percent to an annual rate of $981.31 billion, the highest level since December 2008, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. July's percentage increase was the largest since May 2012 and reflected gains across all categories, with the exception of federal government. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast construction sp Read more on this news related to 'Construction'

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