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Construction glossary

What is an Owner?

An owner, in the context of the construction industry, refers to the individual or entity who has legal rights and control over a property or project. This can include land, buildings, or a construction project that is under progress. The owner has the authority to make crucial decisions such as who to hire for construction, what materials to use, or how the architectural design should be. The owner primarily funds the project and is usually the one to initiate the construction project. They may be private individuals, corporate businesses or even government entities. The responsibility of the owner extends from conceptualization until the completion of the project, and can also stretch to the maintenance and operation of the completed facility. It's crucial for owners to have a solid understanding of the construction process to ensure the successful completion of a project.