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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






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3. Soldier Piles are placed into pre-drilled holes that are filled with concrete after the piles are set. Excavation begins - and as the pit is dug deeper - lagging is bolted to the soldier piles to support them.






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






5. Lumber that ranges from 2 in. to 4 in. thick. The actual dimensions are smaller than the nominal dimensions.






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






7. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






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






9. Design Development






10. 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.






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






12. Truss: a structural member with triangulated - linear elements - typically used for large spans. Bottom Chord:






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






14. Oriented Strandboard: A wood-based panel made by gluing several layers of wood strands under heat and pressure so that the adjacent layers are oriented in opposite directions.






15. Advantages: High early strength Disadvantages: Very expensive






16. Method of sawing a log by sawing in one or two directions only. The grain pattern varies from nearly parallel to the wide face to perpendicular. vs. A method of sawing lumber where the log is cut radially into four quarters and then sawed along radia






17. The combination of high-strength steel strands - sleeves - and end anchorages used for post-tensioning concrete.






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






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






20. Using concrete slab blankets or putting hot water in the concrete mix.






21. Exterior Sheathing - Water resistant membrane - flashing with weep holes - self-adhering rubberized asphalt membrane - self-furring metal base - scratch coat - brown coat - finish coat.






22. 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.






23. Friction Pile: Bears the load by using friction between it and the ground around it by having a tapered form. End-Bearing Piles: Most of the load is transferred to the bottom of the pile.






24. A thin layer of material over a back-up component.






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






26. Truss: a structural member with triangulated - linear elements - typically used for large spans. Bottom Chord:






27. Construction Document






28. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






29. An L-shaped steel pin that connects to the GFRC skin with a bonding pad and is welded to the supporting light-gauge steel frame.






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






31. Wrought iron is corrosive resistant - time consuming to make - and contains about .02% carbon. VS. Mild Steel contains .1-2.5% carbon and is much stronger and easier to make.






32. A type of glass made by adding a metallic pigment during manufacture.






33. Soldier Piles are placed into pre-drilled holes that are filled with concrete after the piles are set. Excavation begins - and as the pit is dug deeper - lagging is bolted to the soldier piles to support them.






34. Construction Management






35. 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.






36. 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.






37. One-Way Slab: An elevated reinforced concrete slab where most of the load on the slab is carried to the supporting beams in one direction; a four-sided - supported rectangular slab whose length is greater than or equal to twice its width. Two Way Sla






38. Type 1: General Use - Type 2: -Type 3: High Early Strength - Type 4: Low Heat of Hydration - Type 5: Sulfate Resistant






39. A large-diameter - deep reinforced-concrete foundation element made by drilling a hole into the ground and filling it with concrete; an enclosure that permits excavation work to be carried out under water.






40. 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.






41. Rebar: An deformed steel bar used as concrete reinforcement. Welded-Wire Reinforcement: A prefabricated rectangular grid of steel wires spot-welded together at intersections - used as reinforcement in concrete slabs.






42. A stuccolike exterior finish that includes a layer of foam insulation - fiberglass reinforcing mesh - and one or two coats of a polymer-based finish - also called synthetic stucco.






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44. Used where columns are lightly loaded or bear on soils with a high bearing capacity.






45. Contiguous Bored Concrete Piles: Closely spaced - reinforced concrete piles. Often has shock-crete sprayed on the front to make a wall. Secant Piles: Two sets of interlocking contiguous piles.






46. 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.






47. 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.






48. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






49. A manufactured wood product rated for structural applications - such as plywood - oriented strandboard - or laminated veneer lumber.






50. M = Least amount of lime; O = Most lime; N = Second most lime; S = Second least lime