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Building Construction Management Vocab

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1. 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.






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






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






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






5. 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.






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






7. Schematic Design






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






9. 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.






10. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






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






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






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






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






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






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






17. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






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






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






20. ...






21. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






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






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






24. 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.






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






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






27. 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.






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






29. Design Development






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






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






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. 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.






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






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






36. 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






37. 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.






38. 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.






39. Design-Bid-Build






40. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






41. 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.






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






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






44. 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.






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






46. ...






47. 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






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






49. 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.






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