Construction English

Construction English

Construction English (Angielski w Budownictwie) refers to the language used in the building industry as a whole. Construction is defined as the work of building or making something, especially buildings and bridges etc.


Construction differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser and is typically done on location for a known client. Construction as an industry is six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing and continues until the project is built and ready for use.
Large-scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager and supervised by a manager, design engineer or project architect. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Those involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider the zoning requirements, the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability and transportation of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by delays and bidding etc.

Construction requires multitasking. The project manager usually takes charge of this. He or she then filters relevant work to other people. It requires extensive planning, skills and knowledge of specialist English required for the job.

Improve your Construction English

I can help you improve your understanding of English and ensure you have more confidence in using the language etc. Lessons can look at a variety of topics. I generally recommend starting with Business English (Angielski w Biznesie) and then focusing on specialist language such as trades: carpenter, electrician, glazier, roofer, bricklayer, mason and welder etc. The materials used by the tradesmen. Understanding instructions. Heavy equipment. Controls and equipment. Building supplies. Weather. Jobs (manager, design engineer and engineer). Health and safety. Projects. Shapes. Making calculations. Planning ahead. Teamwork. Organisational structure. Jobs and experience. Design and technical drawing. Equipment (hydraulics, stabilisers, jackhammer, pile driver and spirit level etc. Materials for paving, bedding, base, sub-grade, ceramic, steel and kevlar. The qualities of materials such as brittle, porous and elastic. Delivery problems. Processes. Documentation such as a contract, memorandum, draft, report, specification and RFI log. Traffic controls. Dealing with incidents and first aid.


Which sector deals with the building of roads?
What are the following abbreviations: (HVAC, AC, PPE, HV, kg, POL, cm and rpm)?
What are the differences between an apprentice, a journeyman and a master?
What do the following verbs refer to: adjust, attach, fill in, fit, join, inspect, level, nail, slide onto, use & weld?
What are the differences between crates, boxes and pallets?
On a crane, where would you find the jib, winch, counterweight, mast, cab, cable, block, hook and the load?
How can the weather conditions affect construction?
What qualifications do you need to get into the industry?
What is orthographic projection?

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