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Building trade
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1. Basics

In the broader sense, the construction industry includes all the occupations and trades involved directly or indidrectly in the fabrication of structures of all kinds (above ground: dwellings of various kinds, bridges, churches, palaces, etc.; on or below ground: roads, canals, fortifications, dikes, etc.). Besides site management, the construction industry comprises the industrial trades and crafts of the craftsman working on the project, distinguished according to thei…

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Gömmel, Rainer and Braun, Helmut, “Building trade”, 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 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017378>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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