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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






2. Schematic Design






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






4. 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.






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






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






7. 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.






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






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






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






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






13. 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.






14. 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






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






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






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






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






20. 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.






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






22. 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.






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






24. 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






25. Place where materials are stored on or near the project site.






26. 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.






27. 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.






28. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






29. 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.






30. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






31. Place where materials are stored on or near the project site.






32. 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






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






34. ...






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






36. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






42. Sheet steel that is hot-dip galvanized.






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






44. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






50. 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.