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Building Construction Management Vocab

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1. Advantages: High early strength Disadvantages: Very expensive






2. 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.






3. 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.






4. Rebar: An deformed steel bar used as concrete reinforcement. Welded-Wire Reinforcement: A prefabricated rectangular grid of steel wires spot-welded together at intersections - used as reinforcement in concrete slabs.






5. 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






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






7. 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.






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






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






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






11. 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.






12. Differential: The building's foundation settles at different rates at different points. Uniform: The building's foundation settles at a uniform rate.






13. 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






14. 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.






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






16. 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.






17. Design-Bid-Build






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






19. 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.






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






21. 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.






22. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






28. 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.






29. Construction Document






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






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






32. 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.






33. Schematic Design






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






35. Design-Bid-Build






36. 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






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






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






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






40. 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.






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






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






43. 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.






44. 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






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






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






47. Metal panels consisting of polyurethane foam sandwiched between and bonded to two metal sheets - used in curtain wall applications.






48. 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.






49. 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.






50. 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.