- "This...is the Construct. It's our loading program. We can load anything, from clothing...to equipment...weapons...training simulations...anything we need."
- ―Morpheus, on the Construct [src]
A Construct is a virtual workspace or "loading program" created to run simulations or upload virtual objects for whenever Zion operatives hack into the Matrix.
Created by Resistance members, a Construct would initially appear as a completely dimensionless, empty, white arena. Once a program is loaded, however, the Construct's operation is generally indistinguishable from that of the Matrix, and it follows the same basic rules of physics. It comes with a decoder included - unlike the Matrix itself, the activity in a simulation can be watched on the operator's monitors as though through a security camera. People do not need to dress in the Construct; their RSI is prepared or accessible before they enter the work area.
Morpheus used the Construct to educate Neo on the truth about the Matrix, showing him what the Earth actually looked like in the present time. After that, Morpheus took Neo through a series of training simulations to assess and explore his combat abilities, as well as to teach him the powers of mind over "body" while within a virtual world. Later, in preparation for rescuing Morpheus from agents in a heavily fortified government building, Neo and Trinity enter the Construct to gather many weapons and a bomb for use in their mission.
Mouse used the Construct in a less wholesome fashion, mostly for one-to-one meetings with the Woman in Red. Thadeus and Jue of the Osiris combined business and pleasure in their Sparring program, while Cis had her loyalty tested while in her favorite simulation. The Construct can be seen in Enter the Matrix when Niobe and Ghost prepare to retrieve the emergency message from the Osiris as well as when Ghost readys to spar one-on-one with Trinity. It also makes an appearance in The Matrix: Path of Neo.