(=process) construction f
→ Building has stopped while the dispute is being resolved.
→ In Japan, the building of Kansai airport continues.
(=structure) bâtiment m
→ There were still people trapped inside fallen buildings.
→ that ancient institution, the library. A building full of books
a huge building un édifice imposant
(=block) (residential, offices)
apartment building , apartment block, apartment house (US)
n immeuble m , maison f divisée en appartements
→ the Manhattan apartment house where they live
(=reconciliation) efforts mpl de rapprochement
(=constituent) composante f
→ ... molecules that are the building blocks of all life on earth.
building block (to play with)
→ See if you can make a tower out of the building blocks.
n entrepreneur m (en bâtiment)
n bâtiment m , industrie f du bâtiment
n chantier m (de construction)
n (British) société f de crédit immobilier
(=sector) l'industrie f du bâtiment
→ A big problem in the building trade is bad debts
to work in the building trade
[bricklayer, labourer] travailler dans le bâtiment
→ he worked for most of his life in the building trade
n ouvrier (-ière) m/f du bâtiment
[activity] qui forge le caractère
→ It sends people aged between 17 and 25 on character-building "expeditions"
to be character-building forger le caractère
→ The experience of boarding school was character-building.
→ Lots of people think sport is character-building.
n (British) monument m classé
n parlement m
sick building syndrome
n syndrome m des bâtiments malsains