Constructions vs Structures

English translation: construction or structures

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English term or phrase:Constructions vs Structures
Selected answer:construction or structures
Entered by: B D Finch

20:25 Dec 12, 2013
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Tech/Engineering - Architecture
English term or phrase: Constructions vs Structures
Hello,
I have to translate list of subjects studied on Faculty of Architecture. We had a subject named "Arhitektonske konstrukcije". Literal translation would be Architectural Constructions but I am not sure if that is correct translation or it should be translated as Architectural Structures. It was subject where we studied parts of building (foundations, walls, windows, doors, roof etc), what are they made of, how each one should be drawn, how to make it stable and similar. We only learned theoretically and draw, we haven't gone to construction yard. So which one is better option (if both are possible)? If not which one is the ONLY possible and why?
Thank you
Rukovodilac
Bosnia and Herzegovina
construction or structures
Explanation:
Architectural construction (no "s") or Architectural structures both feature in course titles. However, there is a difference, as "architectural construction" focuses on the activity of the designer and builder, while "architectural structures" focuses on the physical structures produced by that activity.

education-portal.com/.../List_of_Free_Online_Architecture_Engineering...‎
List of Free Online Architecture Engineering Courses and Degree Programs. See our ... Architectural Construction and Computation at Massachusetts Institute of ...

www.unisa.edu.au/artarchitecturedesign/architecture/study.a...
Once all courses in the program are completed the student holds a degree ... skills such as architectural construction, science and visual communication.

bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/A/A_E/‎
A E 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, ... I (3) Qualitative and quantitative analysis and design of architectural structures

https://www-online.shef.ac.uk/.../web_cal.cal_unit_detail?.....
It consists of six lecture courses: Acoustics, Lighting, Services, Environment and sustainability, Construction and materials, and Architectural structures (structural form). ...

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B D Finch
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constructions vs structures
construction or structures


Explanation:
Architectural construction (no "s") or Architectural structures both feature in course titles. However, there is a difference, as "architectural construction" focuses on the activity of the designer and builder, while "architectural structures" focuses on the physical structures produced by that activity.

education-portal.com/.../List_of_Free_Online_Architecture_Engineering...‎
List of Free Online Architecture Engineering Courses and Degree Programs. See our ... Architectural Construction and Computation at Massachusetts Institute of ...

www.unisa.edu.au/artarchitecturedesign/architecture/study.a...
Once all courses in the program are completed the student holds a degree ... skills such as architectural construction, science and visual communication.

bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/courses/A/A_E/‎
A E 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, ... I (3) Qualitative and quantitative analysis and design of architectural structures

https://www-online.shef.ac.uk/.../web_cal.cal_unit_detail?.....
It consists of six lecture courses: Acoustics, Lighting, Services, Environment and sustainability, Construction and materials, and Architectural structures (structural form). ...



B D Finch
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agree  Jean-Claude Gouin
1 hr
  -> Thanks 1045

agree  Ashutosh Mitra
5 hrs
  -> Thanks Ashutosh

agree  Didier Fourcot: Construction activities build the structures
10 hrs
  -> Thanks Didier

neutral  juvera: Architectural construction focuses on the technology of constructing the building, architectural structures is about the structural concept and form of the edifice. Not to mention structural engineering, making the structure feasible and stable./above
22 hrs
  -> Thanks juvera. Can you provide any references for that breakdown?
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