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Building Construction Management Vocab

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1. 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






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






3. 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.






4. Design-Bid-Build






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






6. 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






7. 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.






8. 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.






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






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






11. Design-Build






12. 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.






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






14. Construction Management






15. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






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






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






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






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






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22. 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.






23. 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.






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






25. 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.






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






27. 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.






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






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






30. 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






31. 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.






32. 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.






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. Used commonly for load-bearing wood - masonry - or concrete walls.






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






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






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






38. Schematic Design






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






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






41. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






42. 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.






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






44. Design Development






45. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






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47. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






48. A type of concrete foundation where one large - combined footing is used for several columns and load-bearing walls - often for the entire building. A concrete slab-on-ground used as foundation for light frame buildings is the simplest type of mat fo






49. 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






50. 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.