Spires and masts used as antennas are not generally included. a high-rise building is a matter of debate, but generally three storeys or less is considered low-rise.

Single-family residential buildings are most often called houses or homes.

Many overseas investors have been sucked in a and bought poorly built buildings Sometimes a group of inter-related (and possibly inter-connected) builds are referred to as a complex – for example a housing complex, hospital complex, etc.

The practice of designing, constructing, and operating buildings is most usually a collective effort of different groups of professionals and trades.

Residential buildings containing more than one dwelling unit are called a duplex, apartment building to differentiate them from 'individual' houses.

A condominium is an apartment that the occupant owns rather than rents.

Education Policy is Housing Policy We cannot substantially improve the performance of the poorest African American students – the “truly disadvantaged,” in William Julius Wilson’s phrase – by school reform alone.

It must be addressed primarily by improving the social and economic conditions that bring too many children to school unprepared to take advantage of what schools have to offer.

But unless we re-learn how residential segregation is “de jure,” resulting from racially-motivated public policy, we have little hope of remedying school segregation that flows from this neighborhood racial isolation.

The individual predictors of low achievement are well documented: As these and many other disadvantages accumulate, lower social class children inevitably have lower average achievement than middle class children, even with the highest quality instruction.

The conclusion rests on two distinct analyses: – First, social and economic disadvantage – not only poverty, but a host of associated conditions – depresses student performance, and – Second, concentrating students with these disadvantages in racially and economically homogenous schools depresses it further.

The schools that the most disadvantaged black children attend today are segregated because they are located in segregated neighborhoods far distant from truly middle class neighborhoods.

Buildings serve several societal needs – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work.