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Common Abbreviation Used in Civil Engineering

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CIVIL ENGINEERING ABBREVIATION:
The common abbreviation used in civil engineering are as follows:

A.A.S.H.T.O – American Association of State Highway Transport
A.B – Anchor Bolt Or Asbestos Board
A.C.I – American concrete institute.
A.R.E.A – American Railway Engineering Association.
A.S.C – Allowable stress of concrete.
A.S.T.M – American Society for Testing Materials
AC – Asphalt Concrete
AE – Assistant Engineer
APM – Assistant Project Manager

B.M – Benchmark
B.M – Bending moment.
B.O.F – Bottom Of Foundation
BHK – Bedroom, Hall, Kitchen
BLK – Block Work
BOQ – Bill Of Quantities
BRW – Brick Retaining Wall
BWK – Brick Work
C.I.Pipe – Cast iron pipe.
C.I.Sheet – Corrugated Iron sheet.
CBW – Concrete Block Wall
CC – Cement concrete.
CC – Centre To Centre
CE – Chief Engineer
CIP – Cast In Place
CJ – Construction Joint
CL – Centre Line
CMU – Concrete Masonry Unit
CP – Cement plaster.
CPM – Critical path method.
CRW – Concrete Retaining Wall
CS – Comparative statement.

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D – Diameter
D.L – Dead load.
Dia – Diameter
DIM – Dimension
DL – Development Length
DPC – Damp proof course.
DPR – Daily Progress Report
DRG – Drawings
DWLS – Dowels
E.L – Environmental load.
EGL – Existing ground level.
EJ – Expansion Joint
EL – Existing Load
ELCB – Earth Leak Circuit Breaker
F.M – Fineness Modulus.
FGL – Formation ground level.
FL – Floor Level
FOC – Factor Of Safety
Ft – Foot Or Feet
GL – Ground Level
GP – Ground plane.
HAC – High Alumina Cement
HFL – Highest flood level.
HP – Horizontal plane.
IOM – Inter Office Memo
ISI – Indian Standard Institute.
JE – Junior Engineer
JST – Joist
Kg – Kilogram.
L.L – Live load.
LC – Lime concrete.
LW – Light Weight
LWC – Light Weight Concrete
M – Meter
MB – Measurement book.
MCB – Miniature Circuit Breaker
MEP – Mechanical Electrical Plumbing
MFL – Maximum Flood Level
MM – Millimeter.
MRC – Material Receipt Challan
MT – Metric Tonnes
N – Newton
NCF – Neat cement finishing.
OGL – Original ground level .
OPC – Ordinary Portland Cement
OSR – Open Soace Reservation Area

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PC – Pile Cap
PC – Precast Concrete
PCC – Plain Cement Concrete
PERT – Programme Evaluation and Review Technique.
PL – Plinth level.
PM – Project Manager
PO – Purchase Order
PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
PPR – Poly Propylene Random.
PSF – Pound Per Square Foot
PSI – Pound Per Square Inch
PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride
PWD – Permanent Works Engineer
QC – Quality control
QS – Quantity Surveyor
R.B.W – Reinforced brick work.
RBC – Reinforced Brick concrete.
RC – Reinforced Concrete
RCC – Reinforced Cement Concrete
RL – Reduced level.
RMC – Ready Mixed Concrete concrete.
SCC – Self Compacting Concrete
SRC – Sulphate Resisting Cement
STP – Sewage Treatment Plant
SWG – Standard wire gauge.
TB – Tie Beam
TBM – Tunnel Boring Machine
TDS – Total Dissolved Solids
TMT – Thermo Mechanical Treatment
TOB – Top Of Beam
TOC – Top Of Concrete
TOW – Top Of Wall
U.S.C – Ultimate stress of concrete.
UPVC – Unplasticized Polyvinyl chloride.
USD – Ultimate strength design.
VP – Vertical plane.
W.C – Water closet.
W.S.D – Working stress design.
WL – Working Level
WO – Work Order

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  • KESAVAN November 3, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Very useful articles thankyou

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