Building is defined in many aspects as:
- As a Civil Engineering structures such as a house,worship center,Factories etc that has a foundation,wall,roof etc that protect human being and their properties from direct harsh effect of weather like rain,wind,sun etc.
- The act of constructing, erecting, or establish ing.
- The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
- That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, castle, arena/ stadium, etc
- The act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
- The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building t rades"
- A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-storey building on the corner"; "it was an imposin g edifice"
- The oc cupants o f a building; "t he entire buildi ng complained about the noise"
Residential buildings are called houses/homes, though buildings containing large numbers of separate dwelling units are often called apartment buildings / blocks to differentiate them from the more 'individual' house.
Building types may range from one-room wood-framed, masonry, or adobe dwellings to multi-million dollar high-rise buildings able to house thousands of people. Increasing settlement density in buildings (and closer distances between buildings) is usually a response to high ground prices resulting from many people wanting to live close to work or similar attractors.
A multi-storey building is a building that has multiple floors above ground in the building.
Multi-storey buildings aim to increase the area of the building without increasing the area of the land the building is built on, hence saving land and, in most cases, money (depending on material
Used and land prices in the area).