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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






2. Control Joint: A sawed or tooled joint on the top surface of a concrete slab-on-ground; a continuous vertical joint in a concrete masonry wall. Cold Joint: A nonmovement joint resulting when fresh concrete is placed against previously placed concrete






3. Schematic Design






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






5. Advantages: High early strength Disadvantages: Very expensive






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






7. 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.






8. 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.






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






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






11. 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.






12. A beam that spans between columns on the exterior face of a frame structure.






13. Parallel-Strand Lumber: Manufactured wood product composed of narrow strands of veneered lumber glued together - all oriented in the same direction to form a member of large cross section.






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






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






17. A beam that spans between columns on the exterior face of a frame structure.






18. 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.






19. 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.






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






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






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






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24. 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.






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






27. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






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






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






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






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






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






33. 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.






34. 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






35. 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.






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






37. 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.






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






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






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






41. 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






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






43. Chemical compounds that are used in concrete mixes to increase the workability of the mix without reducing the slump.






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45. 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






46. 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.






47. Design Development






48. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






49. Design Development






50. 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.