Damp Proofing: since dampness is among the most common construction problems, damp proofing is a procedure done to the structure to prevent potential moisture from being absorbed by walls and entering the interior. Here are some common terms you’ll come across when building or renovating your home. See Joist Substitute. Use the term "Adhere" instead of "Glue." Any window space projecting outward from the walls of a building, either square or polygonal in plan. - A load whose line of action passes through the A payment plan by which a loan is reduced through monthly payments of principal and interest. disputed work of the contractor. Rim Joist: In flooring systems, rim joists are attached to the ends of the floor's main joists, providing lateral support to the ends of the decking system. An open subsurface space adjacent to a building used to admit light or air or as a means of access to a basement. Often used for closet doors. Any lumber below 30% MC is classified as air dried. Can be round-headed, pointed, two-centered, or drop; ogee - pointed with double curved sides, upper arcs lower concave; lancet - pointed formed on an acute-angle triangle; depressed - flattened or elliptical; corbelled - triangular, peaked, each stone set a little further in until they meet, with a large capstone. Anchors/Rock Anchors Rock anchors resist forces by means of corrosion protected steel bars embedded into bedrock. However, they are not the end joists, which are usually the first and last row, parallel to the other joists. Examples of back charges include charges for cleanup work or to repair something damaged by another subcontractor, such as a tub chip or broken window. A crane which when activated operates through a preset series of cycles. Falsework: Mostly used for large arch structures and bridges, falsework is a temporary structure constructed to support and hold the span during construction or repairs. Glossary of Commonly Used Construction Terms Adit A horizontal or nearly horizontal entrance to a tunnel or mine (as opposed to a vertical shaft). The lower the number, the less air the window lets pass through. A subsurface layer of earth that is suitable to support a structure. - Recess to hold sacred vessels; typically in a chapel. 21. 26. Work the framing contractor does after the mechanical subcontractors (Heating-Plumbing-Electrical) finish their phase of work at the Rough (before insulation) stage to get the home ready for a municipal frame inspection. Doors that are hinged in the middle for opening in a smaller area than standard swing doors. It is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the civil engineering profession through education. The layer of growth that a tree puts on in one year. Sometimes referred to as 'pickets' 2 0 obj A loan that has a series of monthly payments with the remaining balance due in a large lump sum payment at the end. @�[ /`��1���"��YU�:����͈ȓdRt��>-K�b��_��ͧ���7�>���������ݗׯ�ܳ�%a�_^�bA$��o�4�E�'��h���_u��a��|��ׯ~���j�8g!�������������,Z�u�:l��;��c[���Ƕ={�LX��5�=w��ǻ ���9�eXf�.�,�yƋF����b��x� |ȕxDLT���S_���~�ي" 7. It removes the heat from the freon gas and "turns" the gas back into a liquid and pumps the liquid back to the coil in the furnace. - Door with arched top rail and arched frame. Knowing what to expect as your building project kicks off will give you the confidence to navigate the process smoothly.  Window with wood construction covered with aluminum sheet. - The outside fan unit of the Air Conditioning system. The area between insulation facing and interior of exterior wall coverings.