Another word for building
edifice, structure, construction, erection, fabrication, fabric, house, framework, superstructure, frame, architectural construction, pile, outbuilding; see also apartment house, architecture, barn, castle, church 1, factory, home 1, hotel, motel, palace, skyscraper, temple.
The act of building
building is the general term applied to a fixed structure in which people dwell, work, etc.; edifice implies a large or stately building and is sometimes used figuratively the edifice of democracy; structure may also suggest an imposing building, or may be used when the material of construction is being stressed a steel structure; pile is applied in poetry and lofty prose to a very large building or mass of buildings