Public works refer to the broad array of projects, financed and constructed by the government, for recreational, employment, and health and safety uses in the greater community. They include bridges, parks, roads, municipal buildings, dams, railroads, schools, hospitals, beaches, and other physical, usually long-term, assets and facilities. Though often interchangeable with public infrastructure and public capital, public works does not necessarily carry an economic component, thereby being a more broader term.

Equipment in this industry includes all forms of earthmoving equipment, road paving equipment, trenching and excavating equipment, as well as hoisting equipment.


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