Definitions for "Public works"
Projects undertaken by or for a public agency to construct publicly owned capital improvements.
Works undertaken by central or local government agencies for the benefit of the population in general, the infrastructure created remaining in the ownership of the agencies concerned, which assume responsibility for their management.
Facilities run by public agencies to provide water, power, waste disposal, transportation, and similar services to meet common social and economic objectives. Infrastructure is not labeled "public works" unless it is financed, constructed, and/or operated and maintained by the public sector.