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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. Construction Document






3. 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.






4. Design-Build






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






6. 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.






7. Design Development






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






9. 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






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






11. 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






12. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






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






14. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






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16. 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.






17. 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






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






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






20. 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.






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






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






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24. A structural frame assembly composed primarily of dimension lumber studs - floor joists - and roof rafters and panels of wood-based sheathing materials. Usually 16' OC.






25. Design-Bid-Build






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






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






28. 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.






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






31. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






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33. 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.






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






35. 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.






36. 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.






37. 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.






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






39. 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.






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






41. 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






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






44. Construction Management






45. 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.






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






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






48. 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.






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






50. 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.