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ByProject Types Project Life Cycles Principal Project Players

Roughly speaking, most projects that we see in our everyday lives fall into one of four types:

1. Construction projects. These can be anything from putting up a garden shed to erecting a 300m skyscraper. Most involve work at a site that is remote from the headquarters of the company managing the project. They are usually visible to the public gaze. Tunnelling, mining, quarrying and civil engineering projects also belong to this group. In these projects people often have to work in unpleasant or even dangerous conditions.