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a building/construction boom (=a sudden increase in building work)
▪ There’s been a recent construction boom in the Gulf.
a building/construction site
▪ He has worked on various building sites.
a construction project
▪ Spending on new construction projects has been reduced.
a construction worker (=someone who builds buildings, bridges etc)
a software/catering/construction etc business
▪ His girlfriend runs a catering business.
▪ The influx of large numbers of construction workers had inevitably caused disruption in the nearby villages, especially the closest, Stogursey.
▪ On a large construction project, for example, the estimating process begins with the decision to submit a bid.
▪ This wrote off the need for any large new harbour construction.
▪ Companies from across Northern Ireland entered four categories-#large construction, small construction; residential housing, and civil engineering.
▪ The Wyeth project is one of the largest construction jobs currently being undertaken in Ireland.
▪ They also, of course, govern linguistic units larger than words - idioms, phrases, and larger constructions.
▪ And so will a number of other measures, including new designs and construction for all kinds of incinerators.
▪ In the valley, new construction snakes along the branches of the Gallatin River.
▪ The valuation reflects estimates of the costs of the most appropriate modern method of new construction of the network.
▪ Want to buy underpriced apartments in a glamorous location that has few vacancies and little competition from new construction?
▪ All the expense is incurred during development of a new construction program, rather than in the manufacturing process itself.
▪ At the formal operational level, internal reflection can result in new knowledge-new construction.
▪ This wrote off the need for any large new harbour construction.
▪ The firm based its rankings on occupancy, rents, affordability, renter demand and new construction.
▪ Such terminology will undoubtedly continue to change as social constructions of disability evolve.
▪ As the deconstructionists remind us, all human knowledge is situated in particular social constructions.
▪ There is in this du Transvestites and transsexuals do not challenge the social construction of gender.
▪ The gender differences explored here are social constructions that have had influence in certain mainstream discourses.
▪ Gender should never be used as a bottom line explanation because it is a social construction needing explanation itself.
▪ The forms of organization, power, control, coercion, and all modes of social construction are the focus.
▪ Post-war Britain offers a suitable period in which to apply the concept of the social construction of old age.
▪ What it means to be social is a construction.
▪ The construction company denied being involved.
▪ He eventually formed his own construction company.
▪ Its interests run to hotels, construction companies and dabbling in currency futures.
▪ Engineering and construction company Tomoe Corp., for example, is up 13 percent.
▪ He worked as an engineer with a construction company and lived quietly with girlfriend Lorna Burns in Eltham, south London.
▪ But construction companies can not afford to pay top dollar, never mind the double rate required by Davis-Bacon, to novices.
▪ He worked for Boeing and various construction companies.
▪ Nuclear power stations are notoriously unreliable and construction costs go way over original estimates.
▪ They track and control construction costs to avoid cost overruns.
▪ Total construction costs are projected to reach Ir £125m.
▪ In the ant's case, construction costs are further reduced by building the nest out of the living bodies of workers.
▪ The city then could use the money to help pay back the construction costs of the new stadium.
▪ This has already resulted in substantial savings in our construction costs, selling expenses and overheads.
▪ We know that Western armaments, engineering and construction industries gain.
▪ That massive government spending has helped the construction industry survive the downturn.
▪ Unless training continues, the future of the construction industry will be in jeopardy.
▪ Again, standing alone this evidence is not probative of any discrimination in the local construction industry....
▪ I pay tribute to the efforts of the construction industry training board.
▪ It was a means of social improvement along narrowly defined routes, usually connected with the construction industry.
▪ For instance, millions have been laid off in the construction industry.
▪ As will become clear tonight, the construction industry still suffers from the irresponsible cuts imposed by the Government.
▪ He was previously construction manager at Shepherd.
▪ The architectural study by Hellmuth-Obata-Kassabaum would be used by construction managers to develop a more specific cost estimate by spring.
▪ Advancement opportunities for construction managers vary depending upon the size and type of company for which one works.
▪ Land has been cleared and some work started under a preliminary agreement with the construction manager in December.
▪ That prompted college trustees last month to threaten legal action if the architect and construction manager did not help resolve the problems.
▪ Employment of construction managers is sensitive to the short-term nature of many construction projects and cyclical fluctuations in construction activity.
▪ I tell you, he has about the same interest as the construction manager.
▪ The decree exempted a list of raw and construction materials and production and technical goods, which would remain at fixed prices.
▪ Many employers provide formal training programs to broaden inspectors' knowledge of construction materials, practices, and techniques.
▪ The construction materials division, which employs more than 4,200 people, is to be floated as a separate company.
▪ The recordings will be used to verify the sturdiness of station construction materials.
▪ The straightness of the rods and the plant's natural pliability made it a valuable construction material for early settlers.
▪ I then did a 25-week Class Two basic trade course as a construction materials technician.
▪ Many construction projects will involve some element of loan finance.
▪ This will be referred to in more detail in connection with recent developments in financing construction projects.
▪ However, he said there is an open issue of how such a construction project would be financed.
▪ Construction managers plan, budget, and direct the construction project.
▪ To rebuild after the devastation, will require huge construction projects.
▪ Streets and sidewalks are blocked by mammoth construction projects.
▪ Most transport investment has gone on road construction and not on public transport.
▪ Clearance for cultivation threatens the islands' tropical forests and brings with it road construction, settlement and damage to water supplies.
▪ The Zignego family, road construction, Milwaukee, $ 5, 000.
▪ Meanwhile, funding for road construction, as well as other transportation alternatives, has declined.
▪ Inevitably, road construction was done at night in downtown, around ten when I was getting ready to go to sleep.
▪ The opening of a nuclear construction site is a major event in the economic and social life of a region.
▪ Also, construction sites, mines, farms and landfills will be required to boost their efforts to reduce dust.
▪ Some guides use their climbing and rope skills to work on oil rigs or construction sites.
▪ The men worked hard in the stockyards, nearby factories, breweries, and construction sites.
▪ Occasionally he earns a couple of dollars at a construction site, barely enough to feed his wife and three children.
▪ I know that, as a teenager, he was caught stealing copper pipe from a construction site and put in jail.
▪ These numbers are exceptional for a construction site.
▪ Moreover, the company establishes mobile child-care units to assist workers in its construction sites.
▪ These local planning authorities must give planning permission before construction work can begin on these roads.
▪ Back in the United States he supported himself by doing construction work while trying to publish short stories and novels.
▪ Would you believe our biggest grouse in the sixties was about the noise of construction work?
▪ This often requires a large amount of architectural design and construction work.
▪ Mr. Michael J. Martin Naval construction work of this type will obviously lead to work for subcontractors.
▪ Bechtel will manage much of the project but not engage in any construction work.
▪ When the Ashleys needed help with construction work he could borrow farm tractors for them.
▪ Inspectors generally specialize in one particular type of construction work or construction trade, such as electrical work or plumbing.
▪ There would be lots of jobs; 2,500-odd construction workers would spend money in shops and pubs and local businesses.
▪ There were about 500 construction workers renovating the tower when the fire broke out.
▪ Consequently, the fall in demand for building materials and construction workers will generate downward multiplier effects on other types of investment.
▪ These barracks were for the temporary quartering of overseas construction workers.
▪ Rodia, an untrained construction worker and a free-thinking anarchist, died in 1965.
▪ The construction workers first noticed the beautiful blonde driving the convertible.
▪ The fatality incidence rates per 100,000 stands at 11.5 compared with 4.2 for self-employed construction workers.
▪ Language is sufficiently flexible to allow the construction of an infinite variety of singular terms which do not designate any entity.
▪ The ruling party is considering introducing a bill to allow national construction bonds to be used.
▪ Once the required level of consolidation is reached the surcharge material will be removed to allow the construction work to begin.
▪ This divides the site into seven plots, allowing phased construction.
▪ This would allow the construction teams to roll forward from the first stage due to open in November.
▪ This allows the construction of a riskless hedge in which the pay-offs are the same regardless of the outcome.
▪ What does seem likely is that MASSMoCA's commissioners will petition the governor to release funds incrementally to allow construction to begin.
▪ Work also begins on planning the construction of a bridge.
▪ Only the building industry is happy as nursing home construction begins to equal prison construction.
▪ Work began on the construction of the school in December and the first brick has already been laid.
▪ Gap plans to begin construction on that site sometime within the next five years, Hashagen said.
▪ In 532 Justinian began the construction on a breath-taking scale of the imperial church of Saint Sophia.
▪ The partners began construction on the plant in March 1995.
▪ Drepung Loseling lamas will simultaneously begin construction of a Medicine Buddha sand mandala.
▪ We have the experience to build that sort of construction, and the technology.
▪ The Banu Taqif had built a construction around... a square rock.
▪ Timber used on building sites for construction purposes such as shuttering and formers is usually discarded - often just burnt.
▪ Despite these soaring levels of homelessness, hardly any affordable housing is being built even though the construction industry is calling for jobs.
▪ Photography us involved in the construction of history.
▪ What is involved is the construction of something qualitatively different from the mere sum of the national organizations.
▪ This would involve the construction of approximately 20 new reactors.
▪ Finally, the liability of a person involved in the construction process.
▪ You will need two Vero Plugblocks if using this method of construction - one for the transmitter and one for the receiver.
▪ Example 4: Four middle infants were making a castle using a construction kit.
▪ The architectural study by Hellmuth-Obata-Kassabaum would be used by construction managers to develop a more specific cost estimate by spring.
▪ These two scenarios do not cover all eventualities: it is quite possible to build a thermally lightweight house using masonry construction.
▪ Plate steel is used in the construction and machinery markets.
▪ Nevertheless, the children also demonstrated an ability to use because and so constructions appropriately.
▪ A portion of the proceeds would be used to fund construction of the memorial.
▪ "Time Passage" - a construction by Katherine Stutz-Taylor
Construction of Highway 85 will begin soon.
Construction of the dam is nearly complete.
Construction on the tunnel will begin in April.
▪ About 3,000 housing units are under construction in the city.
▪ It's sometimes hard for students to understand complex grammatical constructions.
▪ Most major toy companies have phone lines to help parents with the construction of toys.
▪ The construction industry has been severely affected by the recession.
▪ The company is developing several new construction techniques.
▪ The firm deals mainly in road construction.
▪ A genuine station building of great character - but of wooden construction and older than the railway itself!
▪ All this in turn helps the child in the construction of reversibility.
▪ I have a blue-tinged vocabulary that could make a construction worker blush.
▪ The answer to this question involves an investigation of the construction of meaning in interaction processes.
▪ The statue shares space with dioramas, glassed-in scenes of the Capitol in various stages of its construction.
▪ These modular construction kits now include solar cells, rechargeable batteries etc.
▪ They are confident that their constructions are correct, even when they can not see them.
▪ This construction of the artist as hero is a primary marker of the modern period.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

  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.

  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.

    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 words employed.

    Interpretation properly precedes construction, but it does not go beyond the written text.

    Construction of an equation (Math.), the drawing of such lines and figures as will represent geometrically the quantities in the equation, and their relations to each other.

    Construction train (Railroad), a train for transporting men and materials for construction or repairs.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French construction or directly from Latin constructionem (nominative constructio), from construct-, past participle stem of construere "pile up together, accumulate; build, make, erect," from com- "together" (see com-) + struere "to pile up" (see structure (n.)).


n. 1 The process of constructing. 2 Anything that has been constructed. 3 The trade of building structures. 4 A building, model or some other structure. 5 (context arts English) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc. 6 The manner in which something is built.

  1. n. 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 is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure. Construction differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction typically takes place on location for a known client. Construction as an industry comprises six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing; and continues until the project is built and ready for use.

Large-scale construction requires collaboration across multiple disciplines. An architect normally manages the job, and a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project manager supervises it. 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 zoning requirements, the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction-site safety, availability and transportation of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc. The largest construction projects are referred to as megaprojects.

Construction (Design & Management)

Construction (Design & Management) may refer to:

  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

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Construction (Egyptian coalition)

Construction is a movement created by Amr Al-Shobaki that will run in the 2015 Egyptian parliamentary election. Al-Shobaki was previously involved in the Egyptian Wafd Alliance. The Reform and Renaissance Party joined the movement on 19 February 2015.

Construction (disambiguation)

Construction is the process of producing buildings and other infrastructure.
Construction also may refer to:

  • Additional physical/mechanical senses:
    • Offshore construction, the installation of structures in marine environments
  • Primarily abstract senses of creation or assembly:
    • (A list of) algebraic constructions
    • Compass and straightedge constructions in geometry
    • Grammatical construction, meaning-bearing relationship among words of an utterance
    • Construction (Cage), music by John Cage
    • Construction (Egyptian coalition), for political purposes
  • Construction as synonym for "act of construing":
    • Statutory construction in law
    • Social construction, social factors in construing of language and other symbols
    • Construals
Construction (Cage)

Construction is the title of several pieces by American composer John Cage, all scored for unorthodox percussion instruments. The pieces were composed in 1939–42 while Cage was working at the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and touring the West Coast with a percussion ensemble he and Lou Harrison had founded. The series comprises three Constructions. A piece titled Fourth Construction, mentioned in several sources, is apparently either an unfinished work from 1942 or, more likely, an early title of the work we now know as Imaginary Landscape No. 2 (March).

Construction (psychoanalysis)

Construction, also referred as construction/reconstruction is a widely used, yet vaguely defined topic of modern psychoanalysis. According to its proponents, Freud in his later writings had already distinguished between construction and interpretation, hence construction/reconstruction is being a kind of "upgrade" of interpretation. There is a strong difference between simple interpretation and construction concerning how to see the past. In the interpretations the past is discovered as a preexisting phenomenon, while in the construction the past is not just simply found, but it is also created.

In the therapeutical setting a simple interpretation of the patient's claims is usually leading to a conterproductive debate about who is more correct, the patient or the analyst. The construction is attended to overcome this debate by using only the patient´s material, without the invasions from the analsyst's side (a resemblance to methods of Malan and Davanloo.

The patient, unable to avoid the truth (the situation that his/her truth is discovered), is either producing a confession (hence validating the construction), or producing further fantasies and associations.

A professionally led construction is inescapable, as it does not use persuasion, paradoxical intentions, etc. Elements of construction are traceable e.g. in the intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, in the Reid's interrogation technique, or in diplomatic/political discourses (e.g. William Ury´s approach).

Usage examples of "construction".

It should be noted, however, that if the President fails to act, or if he adopts a narrow construction of a statute which he dislikes, and on this ground professes inability to act, the only remedy available against him is impeachment.

Any lingering questions about their construction could be answered then by the aliens themselves.

Thrasamund has just completed the construction in Carthage of an amphitheater and a vast therma that, I hear, are the grandest in all Libya outside of Egypt.

Expert at the art of renovating antebellum mansions to their original splendor, Burnell Construction had proven its mettle once again.

We think such a compact is a treaty under the Circuit Court of Appeals Act, and, where its construction is directly involved, as it is here, there is a right of review by direct appeal to this court.

He had seen enough of Beaverwood to know that its stone and wood construction would allow sufficient grips and toeholds to navigate without the use of special appliances.

US corporationin this case, construction giant Bechtel of San Francisco.

Propolis A collective term for the resins and waxes collected by 220 bees and brought to their nests for use in construction and in sealing fissures in the nest wall.

Dyer Construction Company of California moved in its skilled engineers and the Union Pacific started building a spur down which the beets would arrive and along which the bags of sugar would depart.

This led to the construction of the Beltway, and although Kennedy, tragically, did not live to see it, those of us who were alive at the time will never forget where we were on August 17, 1964, when America held its breath as a new national hero, Parnell M.

They sounded for all the world like a couple of builders about to embark on a major construction project, and Blackie was most vociferous in his opinions, which tickled Emma.

According to Rohwer an increase to around 300 boats could not have been achieved by 1942 within the framework of the accepted peacetime restrictions, even with a trash programme of U-boat construction.

He had served Boeotia energetically during the war, and was especially well known for his expertise in the construction and use of the Boeotian engine.

I left Bolivar tracking down the construction details in the government files.

I understand it, the French officers who oversee the construction are strongly Bonapartist, in others hesitant or downright for the King.