Public buildings are any type of edifice which is accessible by the public and financed by governmental sources. The main aim of public buildings is providing individuals with services which are usually free to residents. The most common public buildings are schools, libraries, courthouses and post offices.
A civil building is a structure which has the aim to engage with communities. Civic buildings include libraries, town halls, public squares, concert halls, government buildings, schools and landmark such as bridges. Usually, they have a formal architectural style.
A commercial building is an estate or land which has the aim to generate profit, either from capital gain or rental income. Commercial buildings include offices, hotels, industrial property, medical centres, malls, retail stores, multifamily housing building, farmland, warehouses and garages. Commercial buildings can be classified into six categories: office buildings, industrial, retail and restaurant, multifamily, land and miscellaneous.
An industrial building consists of a structure used for industrial activities. These type of buildings become important during the industrial revolution which took place in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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