Common Construction Definitions .......Part 1
Architect - a professional who designs buildings and other structures.
Building code - a set of regulations that dictate the design and construction of buildings.
Carpenter - a skilled worker who constructs and repairs structures made of wood and other materials.
Civil engineering - the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment, including roads, bridges, and buildings.
Concrete - a building material made from a mixture of cement, water, and aggregates such as sand and gravel.
Construction - the process of building or assembling a structure.
Contractor - a person or company that carries out construction work on a project.
Electrician - a trades person who specializes in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems.
Engineering - the application of science and mathematics to the design, construction, and operation of structures, machines, and systems.
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.