The Fundamentals of the Construction Industry

The construction industry serves as a vital field that makes the world feel protected and secured. Through houses and buildings, it produces a shelter and a good quality of home for families and colleagues to spend time and works together. Without the industry, modern malls, schools, and residences will never exist.

But before talking more about the relevance of the construction industry, let us first know about its humble beginnings, its structural materials and why invest in it.

Construction Industry History

Construction or also known as building construction is a field which includes the creation of structures that are utilized to provide shelter and protection. The history of the building started in the ancient period where people maximize anything that is seen in the environment- from the leaves and pieces of woods available.

As time pass by, people have become more knowledgeable in building structures for shelter. Clay, stone and animal hides which were one of the first fundamental materials of old homes have turned into concrete and brick-made houses. And, as time continues to fly, the industry has now progressed into a more durable and weather-resistant shelter. More complicated and sophisticated than ever.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

In modern times, building materials have been one of the crucial aspects that architects, engineers, and builders have been considering beforehand. Since the materials are what makes the building stand firm, it must not be sub standardized and compromised with cheap and non-durable materials.

Also, giving ample time for preparation is something that is also on the top priority to create an excellent quality of a building.  Some necessary preparations to undertake are the preparation of the building blueprint, estimation of the budget for the materials to use, cost of labor and other contingency fees.

It is also important to note that a builder cannot create a building without proper documents and papers. It should also be approved by the local housing development authority to make sure that materials and building plan follow with the standard housing and safety codes.

Lastly, along the process, a construction accounting software can also be a great help in documenting all the things to be recorded.

There are a lot of constructions accounting software that helps with the tasks, projects, and workflows to be organized in one sitting. Having software like this will not only help minimize the danger of losing important files. It will also be an excellent help to find an important document and access them easily.

After approval of all the documents vital to construct a building legally, the actualization of the plan begins;


First on the crucial stage of building construction is excavation. This stage is one of the essential aspects since it is the framework of a reliable and durable wall. The earthwork shall be done with respect to the proper length and width measurements based on the building blueprint and plot.

Concrete Foundation

One essential work to make a concrete foundation is to check the degrees of the building base first. After which, you may have observed that there are patches where the unearthed depth exceeds slightly or the other way around. To address this common problem, it is crucial to consider that the degree of the base shall have the same level as the patches.  The overall ratio of the concrete used in creating the base is 1:4:8.


If there’s a material that will describe the works of masonry, it would be cement mortar. With cement mortars, masons can carry out their primary job to mix sand and cement for building walls.

Roofing Works

Aside from the abovementioned, roofing works are also integral in the overall building process. In roofing, proper materials like concrete slab shall be integrated and shall follow the approved blueprint of a building.

Plastering and Finishing Touches

This is one of the last phases of building construction. During this process, it is better to consider plastering the outside walls of the building rather than pointing it. Usually, internal walls are coated with plasters but it’s better that way.

Installation of Doors, Electricity and Other Materials

During this phase, make sure that electrical conduits and walls are already fixed before being plastered so that it will not create difficulties to install any materials to be utilized in a house or building.

Why Invest In Construction Industry

Construction is one of the most progressive drivers of the economy. More than just building a conducive and durable shelter, the industry offers a lot of opportunities for architects, engineers, and builders. It may be a sideline job, but it can be a full-time and lucrative field of work.


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Author: Maja Markovski

Maja Markovski

A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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