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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Construction is a general term meaning the art and science of forming objects, systems, or organizations. It comes from the Latin word constructio and Old French construction. To 'construct' is a verb: the act of building, and the noun is construction: how something is built or the nature of its structure.

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Organizations relating to Construction

Trades Union International of Workers in the Building, Wood, Building Materials and Allied Industries / Nicosia, Cyprus / Est. 1949
International Confederation of Trade Unions of Workers in the Oil and Gas Industries, and Construction Workers in the Oil and Gas Complex / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1992
International Society for Construction with Alternative Materials / Leuven, Belgium / Est. 1992
Federación Interamericana de la Industria de la Construcción / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1960
International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology / Raleigh NC, USA / Est. 1971
International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering / Taipei, Taiwan
European Chimneys Association / Courbevoie, France / Est. 1989
International Confederation of Construction and Building Materials Industry Workers' Unions / Moscow, Russia
Associação Sul Americana de Engenharia Estrutural / Porto Alegre, Brazil
Scandinavian Society for Trenchless Technology / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1989
International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability / Shanghai, China / Est. 1985
European Structural Integrity Society / Cassino, Italy / Est. 1978
Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers / Düsseldorf, Germany / Est. 1988
Agence Panafricaine de la Grande Muraille Verte / Nouakchott, Mauritania / Est. 2010
European Construction Institute / Watford, UK / Est. 1990
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute / Schaumburg IL, USA / Est. 1924
Joint Committee on Structural Safety / Aalborg, Denmark / Est. 1971
Nordic Contact Concerning State Building Activities / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1962
European Technical Contractors Committee for the Construction Industry / Zoetermeer, Netherlands / Est. 1976
European Institute for Construction Labour Research / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1993
International Institute for FRP in Construction / Kingston ON, Canada / Est. 2003
International Group for Lean Construction / Haifa, Israel / Est. 1993
European Concrete Societies Network / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1996
European Construction Forum / Brussels, Belgium
Perlite Institute / Harrisburg PA, USA / Est. 1949
Nation Builders International / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Est. 2001
European Forecasting Group for the Construction Industry / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1975
REFORME / Ribera de Arriba, Spain / Est. 1986
International Masonry Institute / Annapolis MD, USA / Est. 1970
Research Association for Planning and Building in Developing Countries / Darmstadt, Germany
North American Society for Trenchless Technology / Cleveland OH, USA / Est. 1990
Bâtisseurs pour le développement en Afrique / Cotonou, Benin
Concrete Society / Camberley, UK / Est. 1966
Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association of the United States and Canada / Columbia MD, USA / Est. 1864
Australasian Tunnelling Society / Kingston SA, Australia / Est. 1972
International Union of Elevator Constructors / Columbia MD, USA / Est. 1901
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials / Ontario CA, USA / Est. 1926
American Concrete Institute / Farmington Hills MI, USA / Est. 1904
Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology / Greenwood WA, Australia / Est. 1991
Health Builders / Kigali, Rwanda
Démocratie, construction européenne et religions / Strasbourg, France / Est. 2005
Europäische Organisation für den Fertigbau / Est. 1985
Federación Interamericana de Camaras de la Construcción
International Society of Esperantist Architects and Builders
Asociación de Hormigón Armado de Centroamérica y Panama
Nordiska Ämbetsmannakommittén för Samarbete inom Byggsektorn / Est. 1973
United Nations Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative
International Rooftop Landscaping Association / Est. 2009
Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation / Est. 2016
Deep Foundations Institute / Hawthorne NJ, USA

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Action Strategies relating to Construction

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing social security services
Reconciling differences
Building global community
Forging distinctive community identity
Improving sanitation for the poor
Restoring consumer confidence
Building culture of peace
Scrutinizing practices of transnational corporations
Cooperating for sustainable development
Facilitating global partnership of non-governmental organizations
Coordinating non-governmental organizations
Developing broad environmental education
Building a sustainable society
Improving status of women
Building social cohesion
Building typhoon-safe facility
Employing energy efficient design
Constructing low energy buildings
Building trust
Designing community growth plan
Strengthening scientific and technological capacity
Encouraging self-building of houses
Developing democracy
Producing planetary synthesis
Building ecologically

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