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In large construction projects, such as this skyscraper in Melbourne, cranes are essential.

Construction is the process of creating and building infrastructure or a facility.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> It differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser and construction is typically done on location for a known client.<ref name="Halpin2010">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> Construction as an industry is six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> Construction starts with planning, design, and financing and continues until the project is built and ready for use.

Large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. A Project manager normally manages the job, and a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect supervises it. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Those involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider the zoning requirements, the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability and transportation of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc.

Construction sections
Intro  Etymology  Types of construction  Construction processes  Authority having jurisdiction  Industry characteristics  Safety  History  Construction phases  List of countries by the largest output in construction  See also  References  

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