A construction project, sometimes just referred to as a ‘project’, is the organized process of constructing, renovating, refurbishing, etc. a building, structure or infrastructure. The project process typically starts with an overarching requirement which is developed through the creation of a brief, feasibility studies, option studies, design, financing and construction.
Construction projects are typically one offs. That is, a project team, brief and financing are put together to produce a unique design that delivers a single project. Once the project is complete the team is disbanded and sometimes will not work together again.
This can make it difficult to develop ideas or relationships, and so lessons learned are often not carried forward to the next project.
The exceptions to this are repeat developers such as supermarket chains, housebuilders, and so on.