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Building Construction Management Vocab

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1. A panelized material applied to the exterior surfaces of wood or light-gauge steel frame members to add rigidity to the frame and to serve as a base for (wall) cladding or roofing.






2. Laminated Veneer Lumber: Dried wood veneers laminated in layers - all oriented in the same direction - to form a large structural member.






3. Pile: Driven or drilled long - slender foundation element. Pile: a piece of machinery used to drive piles into the ground.






4. A surface coating that reflects most of the long-wave radiation.






5. Fabricated at the manufacture's plant. Reinforced in both directions. Uses a steel stud backup wall.






6. I - C - L - T - Pipes - Tubes - round - Rectangular bars - plates






7. The ability of a building assembly to endure fire - measured in hours or minutes of time and determined from standardized full-scale tests.






8. Differential: The building's foundation settles at different rates at different points. Uniform: The building's foundation settles at a uniform rate.






9. A document that describes regulations for the use of land in a particular jurisdiction.






10. Design-Bid-Build






11. Exterior wall cladding system suspended from or supported by the structural frame of the building.






12. Shoring placed under concrete to support it while it cures.






13. Floating: The process of smoothing a freshly placed concrete surface after it has been struck (leveled).






14. A document that describes regulations for the use of land in a particular jurisdiction.






15. Flat glass obtained by heating and then gradually cooling it to relieve internal stresses that develop during the early stage of its manufacturing process. Annealed glass is the basic form of flat glass.






16. Slender - closely spaced - parallel beams in a wood light (or light-gauge steel) frame floor.






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18. Wood into which preservatives have been pressure injected to retard termite infestation and fungal decay. Using a different preservative - the pressure treatment can also be used for increasing the fire resistance of wood.






19. A glass that reflects incoming visible radiation due to a very thin metal oxide coating on one side.






20. Cee Channel: Studs and joists - symbolized by S - Runner Channel: bridging channels - symbolized by you - Tracks: you shaped - symbolized by T






21. Shallow Foundation: Used for all types of buildings and bear directly on the upper soil levels. Deep Foundation: Used where soil on the surface does not have adequate strength or is unstable. Consists of piles or piers.






22. Unreinforced precast concrete panels that have glass fibers reinforcing the concrete. Consists of the GFRC skin - light-gauge steel backup frame - and anchors connecting the two together.






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24. Hollow Core Slabs: Precast - prestressed concrete slabs that contain voids in their central region that reduce dead loads by 40-50%. - Planks: Precast concrete slabs that are solid.






25. A rafter is one of a series of sloped structural members that extends from the ridge or the hip down to the downslope perimeter of the eave - designed to support the roof deck and its loads.






26. A ceiling hung from the overlying floor or roof structure.






27. Unreinforced precast concrete panels that have glass fibers reinforcing the concrete. Consists of the GFRC skin - light-gauge steel backup frame - and anchors connecting the two together.






28. A fastener that connects an exterior cladding to the supporting frame to resist lateral loads






29. Include the width and height of the exit enclosures - fire resistance of materials used therein - and illumination levels in the exit enclosures.






30. Load=bearing or non-load bearing wall to which exterior cladding is adhered or anchored.






31. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






32. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






33. A glass obtained by heating annealed glass to a high temperature and then suddenly cooling it - Which makes it four times stronger than annealed glass; used as safety glass because it breaks into pieces that are small and blunt enough not to cause in






34. Piles made of interlocking sheet steel driven into the ground to support an excavation. Shoring: Temporary vertical or inclined supports used in concrete formwork or excavation.






35. Place where materials are stored on or near the project site.






36. A type of tempered glass obtained from a process that reduces (or eliminates) the possibility of spontaneous breakage of tempered glass during its service life.






37. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






38. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






39. Construction Management






40. A type of tempered glass obtained from a process that reduces (or eliminates) the possibility of spontaneous breakage of tempered glass during its service life.






41. They review the plan sets to make sure they meet code requirements - then they will issue building permits if all codes and regulations are met. During the construction process - an inspector will be called to review the construction of specific part






42. Design-Build






43. A test that measures the workability of fresh concrete by filling a cone-shaped mold with concrete - removing the mold - and measuring the height to which the concrete settles below its original height.






44. A glass that reflects incoming visible radiation due to a very thin metal oxide coating on one side.






45. Floating: The process of smoothing a freshly placed concrete surface after it has been struck (leveled).






46. 10' - 15' discontinuous trenches are dug down to bedrock and filled with a bentonite slurry. Concrete is then pumped from the bottom up to create a waterproof wall for excavation pits.






47. A legal document that regulates the design and construction of buildings to ensure that the buildings meet minimum standards of health - safety - and welfare.






48. Lengths of dimension lumber - glued and laminated together to create a structural member of a large cross section.






49. Snug-tight = hand tightened by a worker. Slip-Critical = hand tightened - then extra tightening to a certain tensile strength. Shear resistance is provided by the friction between the connected surfaces.






50. Concrete: A composite material consisting of portland cement - coarse aggregate (crushed stone) - fine aggregate (sand) - and water.