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Construction glossary

What is Capitalize?

Capitalize is a term used across various industries, including the construction industry, generally referring to the practice of funding projects with capital or money. In construction, to capitalize means to finance the project's expenses, such as materials, labor, machinery, and other costs, through capital. It involves converting expenses into assets that will contribute to a project’s long-term value. It's essential in construction project management as it is associated with acquiring funds to cover the infrastructure's total construction costs. A capitalized construction project implies that the costs will be spread out over the life of the project, not just in the construction phase. It's a crucial concept for construction companies as it significantly impacts their financial plans, resources allocation, and revenue recognition.