Construction can be paused leaving the construction into partially complete state, resources diverted to other activities for a time, and resumed at a later date without having to restart the work from scratch.
Alternate names: Pausable construction
Name variations: pauseable construction
The first video game about Partial construction was released in 1998.
Also covers instances where construction does not get auto-cancelled if all involved construction workers leave your employment (or get killed) mid-construction.