works. 1. A mill, factory, or other establishment for manufacturing or other industrial purposes; a manufacturing plant; a factory. 2. Any building or structure on land.

new works.Civil law. A structure newly commenced on a particular estate. • A denunciation of new works is a remedy allowed for an adjacent landowner whose property will be injured if the structure is completed.

public works.Structures (such as roads or dams) built by the government for public use and paid for by public funds. [Cases: States  83. C.J.S. States § 148.]
[Blacks Law 8th]