What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: Senior Project Research Paper
Select a size
3rd period Literature Mrs. Baxter
Applications of Construction
Construction in our day and age has many different uses. Construction can range from the tiniest of things such as a pen all the way to massive dams. The differences in construction fields have evolved and changed as technology has.
There are two major fields of construction, large scale and small scale. Most construction is on the smaller side because the cost of large tools can reach into the millions of dollars in cost. Large scale construction is just that, large. These projects take months or years to complete and require large tools and an immense amount of supplies. Obviously your common man cannot build a massive structure by himself. Small scale construction is more focused on the easier side of building things. Doors, benches, and even houses can be built without the use of huge tools.
In large scale construction the tools used are objects like cranes, rivet guns and even dynamite. These projects are carried out over long periods of time and in most cases are created by the government. Some major constructions are the Golden Gate Bridge. Many of these are used by millions of people every year and others such as dams provide power to the nation. They are true testaments to the advancements of human technology.
Small scale construction is the simpler of the two. It’s easy to build anything small, you just need a hammer and a nail. It could be something as simple as a table to something as complex as a drafting table. The ability to add intricacy to simple projects amazes me. You can change the color of wood, or you can weld metal together to create something new out of old pieces. It is much easier for the common man to build a desk than it is for him to attempt to construct a bridge.
There are obvious benefits and negatives to each field of construction. Some of the benefits of building larger objects are the fact that it can be adored by a larger number of people. Thousands of people can cross over a bridge in one day however, a table might only be used by four. Also they give many people jobs and stimulate the economy for a long period of time. On the other hand building small projects is easier than large ones. It won’t take long to piece together some furniture. Plus the satisfaction you get from making furniture yourself is worth much more than the price.
The similarities between the two are numerous yet I feel go unnoticed. When you put together two wooden boards you use a hamme3r and a nail. When they put metal sheets onto a large structure they use rivets and a rivet gun. Rivets and nails are the same shape idea and probably the same material. The differences however are more noticeable. First obviously one is bigger than the other. Secondly larger products take a huge amount of time and work.
Construction has many applications in the home and across the nation. If you want to build a table, go for it. If you want to build a skyscraper, hire a company. Whether its small or big there will always be the need to build something.