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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






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






3. 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






4. 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.






5. 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.






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






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






8. 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.






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






10. 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.






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






12. Schematic Design






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






14. 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.






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






16. 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






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






18. 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.






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






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21. 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.






22. Construction Document






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






24. Prescriptive codes give a clear - defined method for meeting a requirement. Performance codes allow the designer to decide how to meet the end requirement that must be met.






25. Design-Build






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






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28. 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






29. Pre-Construction - Construction - and Post-Construction Phases






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






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






33. Use air-entrainment in the concrete mix






34. 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.






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






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






37. 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






38. 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.






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






40. 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






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






42. 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.






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






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






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






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






47. Snug-tight = hand tightened by a worker. Slip-Critical = hand tightened - then extra tightening to a certain tensile strength. Shear resistance is provided by the friction between the connected surfaces.






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






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






50. 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.