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Last edited 05 Mar 2021
Types of construction
The term ‘construction’ refers to the process of building something such as a house, bridge, tunnel and so on. This may involve new developments, alterations to existing developments, demolition and other activities carried out by building contractors.
- Purpose (demolition, rebuilding, alterations of or additions etc). For more information see: Construction
- Sector (civil engineering, commercial, residential, healthcare etc).
- Structure (timber frame, masonry, fabric structure etc). For more information see: Types of structure.
- Element (wall, roof, tunnel, foundation etc).
- Type of building (dwelling, office, skyscraper etc). For more information see: Types of building.
- Type of contractor (self build, management contractor, construction manager etc). For more information see: Types of contractor.
- Construction technique (kit, modular, prefabricated, in-situ etc).
- Procurement route (design and build, traditional, measurement etc). For more information see: Procurement routes.
- Type of development (Crown build, build to rent, specualtive, bespoke, built to suit etc). For more information see: Types of development.
- Historic period (Roman, Greek, modern etc). For more information see: Style
- Style (brutalist, postmodern, classical etc). For more information see: Style
- Technology (smart, green, low-tech, hi-tech etc).
- Form of contract (JCT, FIDIC, NEC etc).
- Specialism (services, ICT, cladding etc).
- Funding (public, private, public private partnership etc).
- Performance (fire resisting, insulating, sound absorbing etc).
- Health and safety (notifiable, not notifiable).
- Client (experienced, inexperienced, repeat etc).
- Degree of complexity (simple, complex, bespoke etc).
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