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Common Construction Definitions .......Part 1

  1. Architect - a professional who designs buildings and other structures.

  2. Building code - a set of regulations that dictate the design and construction of buildings.

  3. Carpenter - a skilled worker who constructs and repairs structures made of wood and other materials.

  4. Civil engineering - the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment, including roads, bridges, and buildings.

  5. Concrete - a building material made from a mixture of cement, water, and aggregates such as sand and gravel.

  6. Construction - the process of building or assembling a structure.

  7. Contractor - a person or company that carries out construction work on a project.

  8. Electrician - a trades person who specializes in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

  9. Engineering - the application of science and mathematics to the design, construction, and operation of structures, machines, and systems.

  10. Foundations - the part of a building's structure that is in direct contact with the ground, and is designed to transfer the load of the building to the ground.


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