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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






2. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






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






4. 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.






5. 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.






6. 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.






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






8. 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.






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






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






11. 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






12. Schematic Design






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






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






15. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






16. 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.






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






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






19. Construction Document






20. 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.






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






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






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






24. 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.






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






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






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






29. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






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






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






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






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






34. 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.






35. 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






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






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






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






39. A glass that reflects incoming visible radiation due to a very thin metal oxide coating on one side.






40. 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.






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






42. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






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






44. 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.






45. Design-Bid-Build






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






47. 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.






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






49. 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.






50. 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.