Definition of building site in US English:

building site


  • An area where a structure is being constructed or repaired.

    • ‘Would you like to grade a building site with the same ease that you play a computer game?’
    • ‘Just in the last few weeks it's started to change from being a building site to buildings.’
    • ‘From 1909 Galerkin began to study building sites and construction works throughout Europe.’
    • ‘Mr Kelleher said it was understandable that children would have a natural curiosity about building sites but safety had to remain a priority.’
    • ‘For that reason, he uses a rock milling machine when excavating for streets, highways, and building sites.’
    • ‘It depicts a construction worker hanging desperately from a steel girder on a building site.’
    • ‘He's a big man with a withering sense of humour honed after a generation on Scottish building sites where getting brickies to trowel cement more quickly is a form of black art.’
    • ‘Athens, a site of great historical interest, was a building site a matter of months ago.’
    • ‘Her mother's family were construction engineers and through visiting building sites as a child she became interested in construction.’
    • ‘The site is still a building site, with stacks of concrete blocks and scaffolding in the bare corridors.’
    • ‘During 1946, up to one fifth of all farm work in Britain was being done by German POWs, and they were also employed on road works and building sites.’
    • ‘This considers advertisement hoardings to be acceptable around building sites or where they screen unsightly areas.’
    • ‘The construction materials are very expensive but there are more building sites than workers available.’
    • ‘For as long as six years the families at the Shandon site were living on what was nothing more than a building site.’
    • ‘Petty cash, company stationary, mobile phones and laptops rank high among items stolen from offices, building sites and changing rooms.’
    • ‘Industrial and construction noises from factories and building sites also produced a barrage of complaints.’
    • ‘There have been many reports of machinery having been stolen at building sites at various locations around the area.’
    • ‘Amish construction groups travel to building sites for commercial and residential construction.’
    • ‘The move should help keep down construction inflation costs and make building sites safer.’
    • ‘John worked on various building sites during the early 1920s, including the construction of Wembley Stadium.’


building site

/ˈbɪldɪŋ saɪt//ˈbildiNG sīt/