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Building Construction Management Vocab

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1. 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.






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






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






4. 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.






5. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






6. 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.






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






8. 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.






9. Construction Management






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






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






12. 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






13. M = Least amount of lime; O = Most lime; N = Second most lime; S = Second least lime






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






15. 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






16. Design Development






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






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






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






20. 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.






21. 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.






22. Design-Build






23. 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.






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






25. 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






26. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






27. 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.






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






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






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






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






33. Design-Bid-Build






34. 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






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






36. 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.






37. Advantages: High early strength Disadvantages: Very expensive






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






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






40. ...






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






42. 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.






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






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






45. ...






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






47. 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.






48. 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






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






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