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Construction is a general term meaning the art and science to form objects, systems, or organizations, and comes from Latin constructio and Old French construction. To construct is the verb: the act of building, and the noun is construction: how something is built, 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 Masonry Society / Whyteleafe, UK / Est. 1986
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
European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association / Kloster Lehnin, Germany / Est. 1988
International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering / Taipei, Taiwan
European Chimneys Association / Courbevoie, France / Est. 1989
Union européenne pour l'agrément technique dans la construction / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1960
International Confederation of Construction and Building Materials Industry Workers' Unions / Moscow, Russia
European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1995
International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure / Winnipeg MB, Canada
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
Asian Concrete Federation / Pathum Thani, Thailand / Est. 2004
European Cement Research Academy / Düsseldorf, Germany / Est. 2003
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
Tutmonda Asocio de Konstruistoj Esperantistaj / Wintzenheim, France / Est. 1993
European Construction Technology Platform / Sophia Antipolis, France / Est. 2004
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
Continental Automated Building Association / Ottawa ON, Canada
International Masonry Institute / Annapolis MD, USA / Est. 1970
Institute of International Harmonization for Building and Housing / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1989
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

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World Problems relating to Construction

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Over-use of formaldehyde in building materials and personal products
Concrete fatigue
Inadequate nutrition education
Improvisational housing
Land erosion brought about by site development
General obstacles to problem alleviation
Vulnerability of social systems
Structural violence
International economic injustice
Gender inequality
Unavailability of building materials
Structural unemployment
Unsafe design of consumer products
Discrimination against women executives
Health risks to workers in construction industry
Unethical construction practices
Structural failure
Inadequate town planning
Structural rigidities in labour markets
Structural rigidity in national economies
Inequitable distribution of construction expertise
Elitist control of construction technology
Protectionism in the construction and engineering services industries
Reduction in building of nuclear power stations
Structural failure of integrated rural development

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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