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Building Construction Management Vocab

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1. 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.






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






3. 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






4. Post-tentioning: Subjecting a concrete or masonry member to compressive stresses by tensioning high-strength steel strands (wires) after the concrete has developed sufficient strength.






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






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






7. 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.






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






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






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






11. Construction Document






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






13. 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.






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






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






16. 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.






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






18. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






19. Sump: Dig sump pits that are sufficiently below the elevation of the excavation - then use sump pumps to drain the water out of the pits and pump it away from the site. Well Point: A number of vertical pipes are sunk around the perimeter of the excav






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






21. Material added to concrete mix to influence its performance.






22. 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.






23. Design Development






24. 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.






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






26. 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.






27. 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.






28. A framing system that mimics wood light frame construction - but the elements are made of cold-formed - galvanized sheet steel.






29. Stone panels attached to a backup wall or curtain wall frame.






30. 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.






31. 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.






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33. 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.






34. 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.






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






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






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






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






40. 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.






41. 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






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43. Material added to concrete mix to influence its performance.






44. 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.






45. Stone panels attached to a backup wall or curtain wall frame.






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






48. Two pieces of glass laminated under heat and pressure to a plastic interlayer to form a fused unit.






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






50. 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.