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Old April 6th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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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.

Building construction

Building construction is the process of adding structure to real property. The vast majority of building construction jobs are small renovations, such as addition of a room, or renovation of a bathroom. Often, the owner of the property acts as laborer, paymaster, and design team for the entire project. However, all building construction projects include some elements in common – design, financial, estimating and legal considerations. Many projects of varying sizes reach undesirable end results, such as structural collapse, cost overruns, and/or litigation reason, those with experience in the field make detailed plans and maintain careful oversight during the project to ensure a positive outcome.
Commercial building construction is procured privately or publicly utilizing various delivery methodologies, including cost estimating, hard bid, negotiated price, traditional, management contracting, construction management-at-risk, design & build and design-build bridging.
Residential construction practices, technologies, and resources must conform to local building authority regulations and codes of practice. Materials readily available in the area generally dictate the construction materials used (e.g. brick versus stone, versus timber). Cost of construction on a per square meter (or per square foot) basis for houses can vary dramatically based on site conditions, local regulations, economies of scale (custom designed homes are always more expensive to build) and the availability of skilled tradespeople. As residential construction (as well as all other types of construction) can generate a lot of waste, careful planning again is needed here.


Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, incurring more occupational fatalities than any other sector in both the United States and in the European Union. In 2009, the fatal occupational injury rate among construction workers in the United States was nearly three times that for all workers. Falls are one of the most common causes of fatal and non-fatal injuries among construction workers. Proper safety equipment such as harnesses and guardrails and procedures such as securing ladders and inspecting scaffolding can curtail the risk of occupational injuries in the construction industry.

As we know people are curious of what is going on around especially when it is a huge project. Why not to let them have a look behind the fence without braking any safety regulations? Why not to make them happy of knowing the new project is getting bigger everyday?

What do You think about this solution? These nice "windows" in the fence are tempting to look at the site even those people who usually are not really interested in such things.

These handy "spy windows" have been introduced for the first time I guess on the new rail station and shopping centre in Poland about two years ago when the works started.

Why not to implement them on the Irish construction sites, do you think that companies would accept such solution in Ireland?

The windows are located on three different heights, adapted to the growth of an adult and a child, and people moving in a wheelchair. The idea is one of the web surfers, who shared his thoughts on the Katowice City forum.gkw24.pl. We are pleased that so many people is interested in them. Sometimes there were a long queues to these windows
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #2
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These are a great idea - they keep people away from the building site but allow them to see what new things are coming to their city. It also helps keep sites like this ticking over with photo updates! I'd like if the Luas BXD works took this idea and implemented it at some key points. It'd be great to be able to peer in the hoardings on O'Connell, Dawson and Marlborough Streets and see the tram tracks being laid.
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