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The Wiki (Encyclopedia) about Construction that anyone can edit.

Are you studying for or working in the construction industry? Do you think you are an expert in any subject related to construction, civil engineering, interior design, home improvement or architecture? Share your expertise and experience with the Construction community. You are free to improve or ask questions on any of the articles in the Construction Wiki. Overtime and with your help, we aim to make this the largest and best resource for Construction Professionals in the industry

 

Construction

Construction SiteConstruction is a process that results in the assembly and use of buildings or infrastructure. Large scale construction is a feat of massive multitasking and co-ordination between many parties through the negotiation and carrying out of various types of contracts.

The process begins with a concept that gets fleshed out into designs and then the designs are realized through construction management coordinating site activities such as excavation , foundation work, roadworks, concreting, etc. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential with large scale construction projects often dedicating a department to ensure that the project is executed efficiently. The commercial aspects of the execution is also critical and often determines and defines the outcome of the project's quality and schedule.

Quality and Safety are also critical factors for a construction project and construction managers are required to comply with the respective safety regulations, building codes and standards and site tests as specified by law or by contract

This wiki will also discuss the contractual side of construction, looking at the different types of contracts,construction claims, contract documents, construction delays, extension of time, defects liability period, etc.

 

Construction Phases

There are too many variations to have a list of phases that fits all construction projects, especially as each phase represents differing levels of importance to different groups. Below are our view on the core construction phases applicable for most construction projects.  

 

 

Types of construction

 

 

Construction Materials

This Construction Wiki will also with your help and the help of other Material Suppliers and Manufacturers build towards the Internet's largest Construction Material Database. We need to decide how to best present the information and how much freedom we intend to give to suppliers to promote their products. As a start on this project, we will continue to add information to construction material such as granitecement, tower scaffolds, wood flooring, wood, etc.

If we use the Construction Specifications institute's Division grouping, we have:

Division 01 - GENERAL DATA
Division 02 - SITEWORK
Division 03 - CONCRETE
Division 04 - MASONRY
Division 05 - METALS
Division 06 - WOOD & PLASTICS
Division 07 - THERMAL & MOISTURE PROTECTION
Division 08 - DOORS & WINDOWS
Division 09 - FINISHES
Division 10 - SPECIALTIES
Division 11 - EQUIPMENT
Division 12 - FURNISHINGS
Division 13 - SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION
Division 14 - CONVEYING SYSTEMS
Division 15 - MECHANICAL
Division 16 - ELECTRICAL

 

 

Construction Companies

This Construction Wiki will also with your help and the help of other construction professionals build towards the Internet's largest Construction Company Database.

Disclaimer; This wiki article is contributed by our members without formal peer review and should not be taken as legal or contractual advice. All information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. Even articles that have been vetted by informal review may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.

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