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Building Construction Management Vocab

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






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






3. 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.






4. 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.






5. 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.






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






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






8. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






9. 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






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






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






12. 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.






13. 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.






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






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






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






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






18. 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.






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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. Schematic Design






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






23. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






30. 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.






31. A panelized material applied to the exterior surfaces of wood or light-gauge steel frame members to add rigidity to the frame and to serve as a base for (wall) cladding or roofing.






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






33. Construction Document






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






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






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






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






38. 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






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






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






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






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43. 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.






44. 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






45. Schematic Design






46. A panelized material applied to the exterior surfaces of wood or light-gauge steel frame members to add rigidity to the frame and to serve as a base for (wall) cladding or roofing.






47. 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.






48. Cost - Schedule - and Quality






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






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