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Construction is the process of creating and building infrastructure or a facility. It starts with planning, design, and financing and continues until the project is built and ready for use.

Large-scale construction involves a great deal of technology and manpower. Construction jobs are managed by a project manager and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect. Effective planning is essential; construction professionals have to consider zoning requirements, environmental impact, successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, the availability and transportation of building materials, and logistics.

There are three types of construction: buildings, infrastructure, and industrial. Most users of VideoAdds will be interested in the first of these areas, building or residential construction.

The most popular method of residential construction in North America is wood-framed construction. Typical construction steps for a single-family or small multi-family house are: develop floor plans and obtain government building approval if necessary, clear the building site, pour a foundation with concrete, build the main load-bearing structure out of thick pieces of wood, add floor and ceiling joists and install subfloor panels, cover outer walls and roof in particleboard or plywood and vapor barrier, install roof shingles or other covering for flat roof, cover the walls with siding, typically vinyl or wood, but possibly stone or other materials, and install windows.

Framing involves these steps: frame out interior walls with wooden 2 by 4s, add internal plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and natural gas utilities, visit by building inspector, install interior drywall panels and fiberglass insulation to make walls and ceilings, install bathroom fixtures, spackle, prime, and paint interior walls and ceilings, add additional tiling on top of drywall for wet areas, such as the bathroom and kitchen backsplash, install final floor covering, such as floor tile, carpet, or wood flooring, and install major appliances.

Want to hire someone to put an addition on your house, create additional space--or build a new one from scratch? See some of their completed projects via VideoAdds video here first!

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