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8782.0.65.001 - Construction Activity: Chain Volume Measures, Australia, Jun 2012  
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GLOSSARY

Building

A building is a rigid, fixed and permanent structure which has a roof. Its intended purpose is primarily to house people, plant, machinery, vehicles, goods or livestock. An integral feature of a building’s design, to satisfy its intended use, is the provision for regular access by persons.

Construction work done


The sum of building work done and engineering work done.

Non-residential building


A non-residential building is primarily intended for purposes other than long term residential purposes.

Residential building


A residential building is a building predominantly consisting of one or more dwelling units.

Value of building work done


Includes the costs of materials fixed in place, labour, and architects fees. It excludes the value of land and landscaping and non-building components such as fencing, paving, roadworks, tennis courts, outdoor pools and car parks.

Value of engineering work done


The value of engineering work done for the private sector consists of the value of work done on prime contracts, plus speculative contracts, plus work done on own account. The value of engineering work done for the public sector is the work done by the organisation's own workforce and subcontractors. In each case, the value excludes the cost of land and repair and maintenance activity, as well as the value of any transfers of existing assets, the value of installed machinery and equipment not integral to the structure and the expenses for relocation of utility services. However, a contract for the installation of machinery and equipment which is an integral part of a construction project is included.



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