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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






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






3. 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






4. 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






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






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






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9. 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.






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






11. 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.






12. 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






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






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






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






16. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






17. 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.






18. 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.






19. 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.






20. 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.






21. 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.






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






23. 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.






24. 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






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






26. Advantages: High early strength Disadvantages: Very expensive






27. 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.






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






29. 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






30. 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






31. Design-Bid-Build






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






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






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35. 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.






36. 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.






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






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






39. 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.






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






41. 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.






42. Construction Management






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






44. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






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






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






47. 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






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






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






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