My sentence is "Creating Software is akin to building a building". This sounds weird and I am looking for a better way to phrase this analogy.

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    You want to express difficulty, complexity or a tiring experience? – user66974 Oct 2 '15 at 6:34
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    Why don't you say it is 'like building a house'? – WS2 Oct 2 '15 at 7:13
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    Erecting a building? (especially good for tall buildings) – nickson104 Oct 2 '15 at 7:43
  • This is funny, because I constantly have to explain to people that delivering software is not at all like building a house... – Marv Mills Oct 2 '15 at 8:32
  • Hi Marv. I would love to hear your views :). – tr_quest Oct 2 '15 at 8:39

How about constructing a building?


Build or make (something, typically a building, road, or machine):
a company that constructs oil rigs


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  • Ah yes. So stupid of me to miss that! – tr_quest Oct 2 '15 at 7:05
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    @Tariq Ibrahim I so do know the feeling of bashing your head against the wall as you grasp for that elusive, fitting word. Glad to help! – Bookeater Oct 2 '15 at 7:10
  • You have perfectly articulated my thoughts now – tr_quest Oct 2 '15 at 7:13

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