Constructing HIVE modules, and processing Cortium with them, assists in generating Victory Points to cap the continent.
See Wrel’s video here, and follow this link to see detailed notes about Construction on Iridar’s website here.
My favourite piece of intel from Iridar’s page is this:
A coordinated outfit squad can purchase a bunch of items from a silo, load up in a Galaxy, fly deep behind enemy lines, drop and raise up a whole base within minutes.
Then they can hack an enemy Vehicle Terminal, spawn a bunch of ANTs and start mining Cortium for their Silo.