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  Encyclopedia: Building construction
Under this system, once the design is completed by the design team, a number of construction companies or construction management companies may then be asked to make a bid for the work, either based directly on the design, or on the basis of drawings and a bill of quantities provided by a surveyor.
Construction management companies in particular are the newest and fastest-growing form of the integrated building construction process, offering an architecture department for initial design, coupled with relationships with reliable general contractors, and followed by inspection and monitoring throughout the project.
Constructing a building that fails to adhere to building codes will not result in a benefit to the property owner, if it cannot be used due to fire code violations.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Building-construction   (1441 words)

  
 Construction and building inspectors
Construction and building inspectors examine the construction, alteration, or repair of buildings, highways and streets, sewer and water systems, dams, bridges, and other structures to ensure compliance with building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
Building codes and standards are the primary means by which building construction is regulated in the United States for the health and safety of the general public.
Employment of construction and building inspectors is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2012.
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 Construction -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Building construction is the process of adding structure to (Property consisting of houses and land) real property.
In the modern industrialized world, building construction usually involves the translation of (A material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses) paper or (A machine for performing calculations automatically) computer based designs into reality.
A building construction project must fit into the legal framework governing the (Property consisting of houses and land) real property.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/construction.htm   (2064 words)

  
 Building Construction Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In a building: Beads or drops of water (and frequently frost in extremely cold weather) that accumulate on the inside of the exterior covering of a building when warm, moisture-laden air from the interior reaches a point where the temperature no longer permits the air to sustain the moisture it holds.
In residential construction, the 0verhang of a pitched roof at the cave line, usually consisting of a facie board, a soffit for a closed cornice, and appropriate moldings.
Dry-Wall Construction - A type of construction in which the interior wall finish is applied in a dry condition, generally in the form of sheet materials or wood paneling as contrasted to plaster.
www.c-risk.com /Reference_Library/BC_Glossary_01.htm   (9825 words)

  
 construction preconstruction director, construction employment, construction executive recruitment, construction ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The construction industry is continually looking for leaders who want to help shape the world we live in at the highest level.
The construction industry needs leaders with exceptional management skills who understand construction employment and who are effective at hiring, staffing and retaining employees.
At BuildingProducts, we help construction executives advance their construction careers and develop as leaders, access over 1,000 construction jobs online and career articles, receive career counseling, resume writing and resume distribution assistance, develop career management and outplacement programs, conduct a construction jobs search and source the largest database of construction jobs in the nation.
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 building construction --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The term construction is to a significant degree synonymous with building, but in common usage it most often is applied to such major works as buildings, ships, aircraft, and public works such as roads, dams, and bridges.
Because the main weight of the building is carried through the cross walls, they must be sufficiently thick to carry their own weight as well as loads from above, and so the potential height of a structure built in this...
Modular construction, or modular measure, is a system in which buildings are so designed that their dimensions are multiples of a given figure.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?eu=108707&tocid=0   (807 words)

  
 construction employment, construction executive recruitment, construction recruitment, construction careers, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
At Building.com, we help construction executives advance their construction careers and develop as leaders, access over 1,000 construction jobs online and career articles, receive career counseling, resume writing and resume distribution assistance, develop career management and outplacement programs, conduct a construction jobs search and source the largest database of construction jobs in the nation.
is recognized worldwide for its expertise in construction executive search and construction recruitment as a referral agent.
Building.com services construction executive search firms and construction executive recruiters by rewarding the best construction recruiters and construction executive search firms with referrals.
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 Building / Construction Pathology Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Acrylic resin One of a group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerization of esters or amides of acrylic acid; used in concrete or masonry construction as a bonding agent or surface sealer.
Cladding (F bardage, R vener, although the cladding/air barrier concept is not normally used in Romanian construction) The external covering to the frame or structural walls of a building or structure (BS 5168).
In Building Pathology, used sometimes almost as a synonym of 'fault' or 'failure', but preferred meaning is to indicate only a deviation from some (perceived) standard which may, but will not necessarily result in a failure
www.angelfire.com /biz/BuildingPathology/BldngPathGlsry.html   (3405 words)

  
 Sourcebook Straw Bale
The City of Austin recently passed a straw bale construction building code which is the fifth code enacted by a government body in the United States.
Building walls with straw bales can be accomplished with unskilled labor, and the low costs of the bales make this technique economically attractive.
Two basic styles of straw bale construction have been used: post and beam construction with straw bale infill, and structural straw bale construction or "Nebraska" style (the weight of the roof is supported by the bales).
www.greenbuilder.com /sourcebook/strawbale.html   (1996 words)

  
 Colonial Wargames Building Construction
The final building can be assembled with white glue and painted with water-based hobby paints, all with no fear of warping.
A foamcore building is very strong and light, meaning that it can be dropped on the floor (or, for that matter, thrown against the wall) with little or no damage.
In order to decrease the size of buildings (especially fort towers) needed to support a reasonably large number of figures, you might consider allowing figure bases to overlap when in buildings or boats, even though this is not usually allowed on the tabletop.
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 DTI - Construction Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The UK construction industry is one of the strongest in the world, with output ranked in the global top ten.
CSU's objective is to secure an efficient market in the construction industry, with innovative and successful UK firms that meet the needs of clients and society, and that are competitive at home and abroad.
Building Regulations ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings by providing functional requirements for building design and construction.
www.dti.gov.uk /sectors_building.html   (838 words)

  
 Building Construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
While commercial building construction is flourishing, the future also looks good for road and bridge construction in the state.
Especially as the technology and techniques used in non-domestic construction can become highly complex, it becomes increasingly difficult for architects and engineers alone to produce efficeint designs, and using the expertise of the construction management company has many advantages in terms of practicality, cost and time savings.
With the construction company in charge of the design, extra costs for the client are frequently also minimised, provided the client is able to resist requesting design changes.
www.wikiverse.org /building-construction   (363 words)

  
 Construction - Building Loans
These loans are for the purpose of building or renovating a home when the client has insufficient equity to borrow the required funds based on the existing value of the property and requires the lender to use an 'on completion' figure when the security property is valued.
During the construction period the borrower is only charged interest on whatever amount of the overall account loan limit has been released to date.
Some lenders offer a construction feature as part of their Basic Variable Interest Rate product as well where the loan is on the 'basic' rate both during, and after, settlement.
www.rebatehomeloans.com.au /construction-loans.htm   (312 words)

  
 Building Construction Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Despite snow, an ice storm, flood conditions, and January thunderstorms Kettlehut construction crews have continued to hoist steel beams to the first floor.
Their work just within the new year has brought the construction to ground level.
Check the progress of the new building by visiting the construction webcam.
www.cs.purdue.edu /news/1-21-2005_building.shtml   (88 words)

  
 Construction Glossary
Construction drywall- A type of construction in which the interior wall finish is applied in a dry condition, generally in the form of sheet materials or wood paneling as contrasted to plaster.
Construction, frame- A type of construction in which the structural components are wood or depend upon a wood frame for support.
Lath- A building material of narrow wood, metal, gypsum, or insulating board that is fastened to the frame of a building to act as a base for plaster, shingles, or tiles.
www.homebuildingmanual.com /Glossary.htm   (18065 words)

  
 Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
March 30, 2005--Joe Maloney, Secretary-Treasurer of the Building and Construction Trades Department was awarded Engineering News-Record's 40th Annual Award of Excellence for his ground breaking work in developing the Helmets to Hardhats program.
The unions of the Building and Construction Trades have always been in the forefront of Apprenticeship and Training, spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year to ensure we have the safest best qualified workforce in the construction industry.
A number of recent studies have demonstrated that it is union apprenticeship programs that enroll and graduate the vast majority of apprentices in the construction industry.
www.buildingtrades.org   (643 words)

  
 CON2000.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The show will reflect the current building and civil engineering boom in Ghana as a result of the country's continuing performance as one of Africa's most stable economies.
Roads, ports, energy projects and especially housing are all at the forefront of development work in Ghana as the government moves to achieve its vision of transforming the country within the next 20 years.
Road building in particular is a vital need in the country and towards this Japan has granted an $80 million soft loan to improve the Accra-Kumasi highway, while roads will also absorb part of the European Union's $125 billion investment programme.
www.ace-events.com /CON2000.htm   (440 words)

  
 Steel Building Construction
See estimated construction costs and buy garage building plan blue prints from this broker.
Company provides fungus and toxic mold prevention and pretreatment for mitigation, restoration, construction, building materials, and water intrusion plans.
Industrial construction company specializes in belt conveyors, filtration systems, bucket elevators, sawdust bins, air systems, dust collectors, and metal buildings.
www.greenthumb.org /steel_building_construction.htm   (156 words)

  
 Construction employment opportunity, construction employment, construction executive recruitment, construction ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Construction employment opportunity, construction employment, construction executive recruitment, construction recruitment, construction careers, construction jobs, construction resumes
At Building.org, we help construction executives advance their construction careers and develop as leaders, access over 1,000 construction jobs online and career articles, receive career counseling, resume writing and resume distribution assistance, develop career management and outplacement programs, conduct a construction jobs search and source the largest database of construction jobs in the nation.
Building.org services construction executive search firms and construction executive recruiters by rewarding the best construction recruiters and construction executive search firms with referrals.
www.building.org   (376 words)

  
 Building Construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The firefighter must understand building construction in order to understand the behavior of buildings under fire conditions.
Meanwhile, building construction and materials are constantly changing.
The firefighter must contend not only with the variety of buildings as they are currently being constructed, but also with a variety of buildings that were constructed with materials and methods that may now be obsolete.
www.ksffa.com /IFSTA/building_construction.htm   (160 words)

  
 Ryder Construction Co. Southern Maine Building Contractor -New Home Builder
If you are planning to build a new home in Maine please give us a call, we would love to help.
Building lot locations are constantly changing, so please check back or contact us for more information.
If you already own a building lot we would be happy to quote a home package to your specifications.
www.rycon.net   (208 words)

  
 NDSCS Building Construction Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The intent of the program is to produce a student with general knowledge and skills necessary to enter the light commercial building industry at an entry level position with the potential for advancement into supervisory and managment positions.
The Building Construction Technology curriculum is designed to provide hands-on builidng experiences as well as the knowledge and attitudes necessary for advancement on the job.
Communication skills, human relations and other general education courses are an integral part of the program and are considered vital to the sucess of the student.
www.ndscs.nodak.edu /instruct/arch_drafting/bldg_const   (223 words)

  
 Pole Building Construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Pole building construction has gained popularity in the Midwestern United States due to its low cost and rapid construction applications.
Farm and agricultural buildings, low-rise commercial units, and some storage facilities have utilized this type of construction technique.
This paper reviews some common features of pole buildings and presents a case study for stricter construction supervision by design professionals, contractors, and building officials, alike.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?0408079   (110 words)

  
 Building Construction Technology Program at Piedmont Technical College
As America’s largest industry and one that is still growing, building construction offers exciting careers for the more than 350,000 new construction technicians needed each year.
Construction is good work; it pays well and provides a satisfying career.
Building Construction Technology is a residential and light commercial construction training program.
www.ptc.edu /Roche   (180 words)

  
 Building Construction Business Plan
If you have been searching for Building Construction Business Plan information online - you have realized that it is time for some expert assistance.
Every company needs to outline their strategy and Microsoft Word and Excel are the Building Construction industry standard tools.
When searching for a free Building Construction business plan template, contact us to learn more from Building Construction business experts.
www.investorbusinessplan.com /corporateplanning/Building-Construction-Business-Plan.html   (195 words)

  
 Affordable design build construction by Pre-Structured Building Systems builder contractor.
As General Building Contractors specializing in Pre-Engineered Metal Building Systems, our services include the design, supply and erection of steel building systems, metal roofing and re-roofing systems and conventional building systems.
Our design and build program offers many benefits, such as single-source responsibility, low design costs, and low labor costs.
Since 1970, each customer we served had their own unique building requirements, which resulted in our company's diverse background of completed projects.
www.prestructured.com   (161 words)

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