Building FAQs:


Q: Is building both a noun and a verb also an adverb: the structure itself and the act of making it?

A: Yes.

Q: Are buildings most often called houses or homes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is building the act of construction?

A: Yes.

Q: Are buildings most usually a collective effort of different groups of professionals and trades?

A: Yes.

Q: Are buildings defined to be substantial?

A: Yes, and permanent structures so other dwelling forms such as houseboats, yurts, and motorhomes are dwellings but not buildings.

Q: Is building a matter of debate?

A: Yes, but generally three storeys or less is considered low-rise.

Q: Is building 'a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place'?

A: Yes, "there was a three-storey building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice". In the broadest interpretation a fence or wall is a building.