The first step in every project is to define the work that is actually to be performed. Is the planner going to be dealing with a new build or a property within the existing stock of buildings? New buildings can generally be separated into two categories: residential and nonresidential buildings. Work on existing structures, which makes up 35 per cent of all construction work, is a lot more complex. Despite having very specific definitions, the terms used in this case are often used interchangeably and sometimes one project will involve more than just one of the processes described below.
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