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Types of Building Construction

Construction is usually used to refer to any project in the field. Building a road, for example, is a type of construction. On the other hand, building typically refers to the construction of a structure such as a home or business. The same concept can be applied to the process’s output. The construction of a team could range from a skyscraper to a parking lot.

On the other hand, a building is almost always a closed structure with walls and a roof. Furthermore, many engineers will use the term construction to refer to the entire project, from design to completion. Building refers only to the phase of actually erecting the structure in this framework.

In short, construction is typically a broader term than building. Drafting, measurement, and other tools used in the overall project are examples of construction tools. While basic construction tools are essentially the same, more advanced items may cover a broader range of tasks.

While the distinctions between building and construction are not explicitly stated in their definitions, the standard uses in the field are. Understanding these concepts can help you communicate more effectively.

Before getting to know about the types of building construction, it is important to know about the building construction process. The building construction process consists of 2 steps: Pre-construction steps and During Construction Steps, and these steps are different in different types of construction. Within these, several steps are included, and each one is different from the other, depicting how crucial it is for a planner to go through each step with utmost detail. Also, it is better to leave some scope for further modification at every stage in construction so that the entire structure is not required to rebuild again. This will save energy, money, and time.
Fig 1: Construction types
Fig 1: Construction types
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Types of Building Construction
Some of the types of building construction are –

The key benefit of these types of construction is that the builder will risk a price increase and sets the pricing of the basic site plans. The contract’s items are described and expressed in the same way throughout the contract. This consistent representation aids in determining the price. The disadvantage is that the builder may increase his prices in response to the requested adjustment or plan changes. This type of fixed contract is unpopular among many builders. A careful examination of requirements and site plans is required for accurate pricing predictions. The majority of clients prefer fixed-price contracts.


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Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

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