actual start of construction

actual start of construction

The first placement of permanent construction of a building on a site, such as pile driving, or the pouring of slabs or footings.
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The actual start of construction work in January 2016.
After all, the DWP had 20 years to chew over the busway plans and a year to get involved in the actual start of construction.
The airport expects work to begin on preparing the construction site in mid-summer, although the actual start of construction is planned for early 2000.