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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






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. Schematic Design






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. 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.






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






7. A framing system that mimics wood light frame construction - but the elements are made of cold-formed - galvanized sheet steel.






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






9. I - C - L - T - Pipes - Tubes - round - Rectangular bars - plates






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






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






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






13. 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






14. 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.






15. 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.






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






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






18. Piles made of interlocking sheet steel driven into the ground to support an excavation. Shoring: Temporary vertical or inclined supports used in concrete formwork or excavation.






19. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






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






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






22. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






23. 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.






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






25. Truss: a structural member with triangulated - linear elements - typically used for large spans. Bottom Chord:






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. 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.






29. Design-Build






30. 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.






31. 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.






32. 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.






33. 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.






34. ...






35. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






36. 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.






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






38. Design Development






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






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






41. 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






42. 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






43. 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.






44. 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.






45. 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






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






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






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






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






50. Two pieces of glass laminated under heat and pressure to a plastic interlayer to form a fused unit.