Construction
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1. Terminology

When we speak of construction in contrast to architecture, we are thinking primarily of the sponsorship and the purpose for the erection of a building; individual buildung projects can be distinguished on the basis of who commissioned (Commissioner) and financed them. Above-ground construction (German Hochbau) involves primarily buildings and bridges [7].  Below-ground construction (German Tiefbau) comprises all kinds of stre…

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Gömmel, Rainer and Braun, Helmut, “Construction”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017418>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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