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Building Construction Techniques

Part of the School of Architecture

Building construction is the process of adding structure to real property. The vast majority of building construction projects are small renovations, such as addition of a room, or renovation of a bathroom. Often, the owner of the property acts as laborer, paymaster, and design team for the entire project. However, all building construction projects include some elements in common - design, financial, and legal considerations. Many projects of varying sizes reach undesirable end results, such as structural collapse, cost overruns, and/or litigation reason, those with experience in the field make detailed plans and maintain careful oversight during the project to ensure a positive outcome.

Building construction is procured privately or publicly utilizing various delivery methodologies, including hard bid, negotiated price, traditional, management contracting, construction management-at-risk, design & build and design-build bridging. Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) May 23, 2006 September 14, 2007

Residential construction practices, technologies, and resources must conform to local building authority regulations and codes of practice. Materials readily available in the area generally dictate the construction materials used (e.g. brick versus stone, versus timber). Cost of construction on a per square metre (or per square foot) basis for houses can vary dramatically based on site conditions, local regulations, economies of scale (custom designed homes are always more expensive to build) and the availability of skilled tradespeople. As residential (as well as all other types of construction) can generate a lot of waste, careful planning again is needed here.

The most popular method of residential construction in the United States is wood framed construction. As efficiency codes have come into effect in recent years, new construction technologies and methods have emerged. University Construction Management departments are on the cutting edge of the newest methods of construction intended to improve efficiency, performance and reduce construction waste.Media:Example.ogg

Foundation Construction

Wood Construction

  • Timber framing|Timber framing
  • wood furniture restoration
  • Wood Coating

== stone/concrete

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Concrete & Reinforced Concrete

Steel and Composite Structures

Glass

Metal: Structural & Finishing Materials

Finishing Materials

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Exterior finishing materials

Interior finishing materials

Waterproofing, Thermal & Moisture Control

Doors, Windows & Openings

Fixtures & Furnitures

Building Systems

Building Tall Buildings

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Landscaping


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