What are the Phases of Building Construction?
Unlike the phases of the architectural design of buildings, the building is actually constructed in a more straightforward way. As an example, all buildings must have foundations – some way of supporting the superstructure of the building. But, not all building designs need to have all of the phases of architectural design. Fast-track construction, as an example, at times may synthesize the design development and construction document phases into one phase.
So, as a tool to help you understand the way that buildings are constructed, we have included a ‘big picture’ outline of the main phases involved in constructing buildings.
The Top 10 Phases of Building Construction:
- Site Preparation and Excavation, including grading and rough plumbing
- Exterior Finish and Fenestration (windows)
- Interior Finish and Furnishings