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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






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






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






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






5. Construction Management






6. 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.






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






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






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






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






11. 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.






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13. 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






14. 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.






15. Schematic Design






16. 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.






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






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






19. Design-Build






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






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






23. Schematic Design






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






25. 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.






26. 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






27. Design-Bid-Build






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






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






30. 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.






31. 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






32. 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.






33. 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.






34. Unreinforced precast concrete panels that have glass fibers reinforcing the concrete. Consists of the GFRC skin - light-gauge steel backup frame - and anchors connecting the two together.






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






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






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






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






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






40. 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.






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






42. Advantages: High early strength Disadvantages: Very expensive






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






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






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






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






47. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






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49. 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.






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.