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construct

Psychol a model devised on the basis of observation, designed to relate what is observed to some theoretical framework

construct

any theoretical or heuristic sociological concept. The use of the term ‘construct’ makes apparent the ‘invented’, mentally constructed, heuristic or explanatory purpose of many concepts in sociology. See also IDEAL TYPE.
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We are pleased that MDOT recognizes Terra Site Constructors as a certified minority-owned business," stated Babur R.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards honour construction projects which show high levels of consideration for their neighbours, their workforce, the general public and the environment.
It followed a thorough inspection of the successful site by judges from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, who looked for evidence of consideration towards local communities, tenants and the environment.
Bob Roberts, owner of Specialized Concrete Constructors Inc.
The presidents of ASA, FASA, the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) and the AIC Education Foundation signed a partnering agreement on March 17, 2002, that further strengthens ASA's and FASA's commitment to constructor certification.
Mission Bufete Constructors was on a building tear in Texas--until its Mexican parent company ran into trouble with its creditors.
Constructors must know the tastes of the editors who buy puzzles and the preferences of the puzzle solvers, themselves.
Thermilus now is the founder and president of Urban Constructors Inc.
DALLAS -- Balfour Wind Energy Constructors, a strategic and operational joint venture between Balfour Beatty Construction and Wind Energy Constructors, together with SW1, a joint venture between DeWind Energy Development and Higher Perpetual Energy, today announced construction has commenced at the 20MW Pringle Wind Farm in the Texas Panhandle.
com)-- MW Golden Constructors announces the grand opening of their recently completed EPIC Sky Trek Challenge at Philips S.
com GENIUS OF ROSS Brawn's part in World Championship wins: 1994 Drivers (Schumacher) 1995 Drivers (Schumacher) Constructors (Benetton) 1999 Constructors (Ferrari) 2000 Drivers (Schumacher) Constructors (Ferrari) 2001 Drivers (Schumacher) Constructors (Ferrari) 2002 Drivers (Schumacher) Constructors (Ferrari) 2003 Drivers (Schumacher) Constructors (Ferrari) 2004 Drivers (Schumacher, above) Constructors (Ferrari) 2009 Drivers (Button) Constructors (Brawn)
MWH, the global wet infrastructure sector leader and provider of environmental engineering, construction and strategic consulting services, announced today that MWH Constructors has been selected to serve as construction manager-at-risk (CMAR) for the new $30 - 45 million Piedmont Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Greenville County, S.