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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure. Construction differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction typically takes place on location for a known client. Construction as an industry comprises six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing; it continues until the project is built and ready for use.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Construction

United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union / Est. 1939
Nordic Machine Construction Society
European Network of Building Research Institutes / Est. 1988
Nordic Federation of Building and Wood Workers / Est. 1952
Latin American Bank of Construction Industry / Est. 1981
European Concrete Societies Network / Est. 1996
International Grooving and Grinding Association / Est. 1972
International Slurry Surfacing Association / Est. 1962
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers / Est. 1896
International Committee on Concrete
Convention Concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry / Est. 1937
Resolution Respecting the Construction of a Pan-American Railway / Est. 1910
Nordic Consortium for Composite and Sandwich Construction Technology / Est. 1993
International College of Building Sciences
International Centre for Earth Construction / Est. 1979
European Centre for Research and Accessibility Promotion
European Construction Institute / Est. 1990
International Concrete Brick Association
Nordic Plumbing Industry Association
World Plumbing Council / Est. 1990
European Council of Kitchen Constructors
World Association for Element-Building and Prefabrication / Est. 1975
International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism / Est. 2001
Tesla Engine Builders Association / Est. 1993
Composites Bridge Alliance Europe / Est. 2001

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World Problems relating to Construction

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inadequate building standards
Structural failure of opposition groups
Unavailability of building materials
Unethical construction practices
Structural failure
Inadequate road conditions
Inadequate town planning
Threatened species of Grallinidae
Faltering structural adjustment in the world economy
Policy shock
Threatened species of Podarcis pityusensis
Threatened species of Podarcis lilfordi
Threatened species of Aspideretes nigricans
International economic injustice
Complicity with structural injustice
Structural rigidities in labour markets
Inadequate trade-related structural adjustments
Lack of demolition planning
Over-use of formaldehyde in building materials and personal products
Unsafe design of consumer products
Hazardous construction materials
Concrete fatigue
Low-quality construction work
General obstacles to problem alleviation
Structural failure of citizen participation

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
Designing community growth plan
Strengthening scientific and technological capacity
Encouraging self-building of houses
Developing democracy
Producing planetary synthesis
Building ecologically
Constructing sustainably

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