New construction is new buildings and structures and includes new buildings and structures which are constructed as additions to existing buildings and structures. New construction does not include reconstruction of an existing building or structure which does not constitute complete replacement of an existing building or structure or refitting of an existing building or structure unless the reconstruction of an existing building or structure is required due to economic obsolescence and the reconstruction is necessary to implement recognized industry standards for the manufacturing and processing of specific products and the reconstruction is required for the owner of the building or structure to continue competitively to manufacture or process those products, which determination shall receive prior approval from the City Council of the City.
Construction Development is a complex process of coordinating various activities to transform ideas and plans into physical reality. As a business process, it involves the financing, construction, renovation or refurbishment of buildings and land in order to make a profit. The key phase in property development is deciding the nature of the development to be undertaken and whether or not to proceed with it. These decisions are based on an evaluation of the market, and financial appraisal of the proposed development, including the likely constraints, risks.
Design-Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. One entity holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of a build — from estimation, assessments and pre-construction to architecture, schematics, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post-construction. This entity, the Design-Builder, manages all contracts with companies, such as subcontractors, equipment vendors and materials providers.
Construction Engineer can be defined as a civil engineer who is tasked with the oversight and management of a large-scale, complex construction project. Typically, these projects involve both buildings and the infrastructure that supports them. Construction engineers may collaborate with other engineers, and manage building crews, to ensure the project is successful.
The Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) work is part of the implementation of high-rise construction work that often has problems in its completion due to factors or variables that influence each other. MEP consists of
– installing air conditioning systems
– water supply and drainage systems
– firefighting systems
– electrical power and lighting systems including transformer substations and emergency power generators
– fire protection and alarm systems