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Building Construction Management Vocab

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1. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix

2. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.

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

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

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

7. 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

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

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

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

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

14. 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.

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

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

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

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

19. 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

20. 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.

21. Draining the soil around the excavations so that the groundwater level falls below the elevation of proposed excavation.

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23. Laminated Veneer Lumber: Dried wood veneers laminated in layers - all oriented in the same direction - to form a large structural member.

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

25. Design-Bid-Build

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27. 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.

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. 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.

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

41. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases

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

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

44. 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.

45. 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.

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

47. Prescriptive codes give a clear - defined method for meeting a requirement. Performance codes allow the designer to decide how to meet the end requirement that must be met.

48. Design Development

49. 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

50. Schematic Design