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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






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






3. Shoring placed under concrete to support it while it cures.






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






5. 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.






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






7. 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.






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






9. Construction Document






10. 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.






11. 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






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






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






14. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






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






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






17. 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






18. 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.






19. Slender - closely spaced - parallel beams in a wood light (or light-gauge steel) frame floor.






20. 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.






21. 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.






22. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






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






24. 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.






25. 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.






26. 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.






27. 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






28. 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.






29. 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.






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






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






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






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






34. 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.






35. 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






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






37. 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






38. 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.






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40. 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.






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






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






43. 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.






44. Shoring placed under concrete to support it while it cures.






45. 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.






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






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






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






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






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