Construction is simply the process of building or putting together infrastructure, but a construction project includes not only the assembling but all of the plans and building materials necessary as well. This means it will include the preparation done to the site beforehand, the pouring of the foundations, wiring, plumbing and all the finishing touches that go in to building. There are several different types of construction projects, let’s take a look at the different types of construction projects.
You are probably already familiar with residential construction, it is the building of homes, condos, apartment complexes and whole subdivisions. Architects or engineers create the plans and builders take care of the rest. Often subcontractors are used for the structural, electrical, plumbing and finishing work. There are local building codes and practices that all builders need to adhere to, to ensure your safety. Lots of investor try these types of projects, it’s a pretty easy entry into the real estate market.
Commercial along with institutional construction includes everything from shopping malls to hospitals. This can also include schools, universities, sports facilities, hotels, warehouses and big box stores that have come to replace shopping malls. There are typically very few contractors who work at this level, construction of this type requires huge amounts of upfront capital along with special skills and equipment that just isn’t available to the average home builder. Specialized engineers and architects draw up the plans for these types of buildings and projects can often take years to complete.
This is a very small part of the construction industry as a whole and generally industrial construction is done for large corporations looking to build a factory or warehouse.
This is pretty self-explanatory it the building or repairing of roads, highways, parking lots, alleys and airport runways. Essentially any paved and flat surface, it too requires specialized equipment that are just for building roads.
These are big infrastructure projects that can be either a building or roadwork. Some examples of these type of project will include water treatment plants, bridges, putting in sewer lines, big dams and dredging projects.
These are the more common types of construction project but there are more, construction is very big business. There are lots risks involved and the rewards can be tremendous. Th construction industry is not for the faint of heart and even small companies have a huge responsibility to get the project completed on time and on budget.