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Construction glossary

What is an Office?

An office in the construction industry refers to a space, whether portable or fixed, utilized for administrative tasks such as managing construction plans, processing permits, overseeing contracts, and coordinating construction activities. It may be onsite or offsite, functioning as the hub for project management. Onsite offices, often seen in portable cabins or trailers, serve as the command center monitoring real-time construction progression. They store important documents, house communication devices, and serve as a meeting spot for employees and visiting clients. Offsite offices, on the other hand, handle larger administrative tasks such as project bidding, procurement, and capital management. Moreover, it acts as a central contact point for multiple construction sites. Both types of offices play a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth, sustainable, and efficient execution of construction projects.