Deutsch: Bauausführung / Español: Construccion / Português: Constructo / Français: Construction / Italiano: Costruzione edilizia
In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect.
In the context of quality management, construction refers to the process of building and assembling various structures, facilities, and infrastructure projects. Quality management practices in the construction industry aim to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the desired level of quality and safety.
Examples of construction projects include:
Residential buildings such as apartments, houses, and townhouses.
Commercial buildings such as office buildings, shopping centers, and hotels.
Infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, and airports.
Industrial facilities such as factories, power plants, and oil refineries.
Environmental projects such as water treatment plants, waste management facilities, and renewable energy projects.
Quality management practices in the construction industry include developing detailed project plans and specifications, implementing quality control procedures, conducting regular inspections and tests, and monitoring the work of contractors and suppliers. By implementing these practices, organizations can ensure that construction projects are completed to the desired level of quality, and that they meet the requirements of relevant regulations and standards.