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Broader Terms:

  • Buildings
  • Construction projects

Related Terms:

  • Civil engineering

Narrower Terms:

  • Infrastructure (Economy)
  • Municipal engineering
  • Public buildings
  • United States. Navy- Utilities men


Public Works 

Scope Note

Public Works is fixed works (as schools, highways, docks) constructed for public use or enjoyment specially when financed and owned by the government; government sponsored public improvements (as parks or playground) as distinguished from work of a routine nature such as the grading and lighting of streets.
(Source: The Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. PE 1625 W45 2002. Information-Reference Section, 2nd floor).

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