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Common Abbreviation Used in Civil Engineering

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
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Construction Terms Beginning With Letter: Z

Z-bar flashing– Bent, galvanized metal flashing that’s installed above a horizontal trim board of an exterior window, door, or brick run. It prevents water from getting behind the trim/brick and into the home.

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Construction Terms Beginning With Letter: Y

Y– A “Y” shaped plumbing fitting.

Yard of concrete- One cubic yard of concrete is 3′ X 3′ X 3′ in volume, or 27 cubic feet.  One cubic yard of concrete will pour 80 square feet of 3 ½” sidewalk or basement/garage floor.

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Construction Terms Beginning With Letter: W

Wafer board – A manufactured wood panel made out of 1″- 2″ wood chips and glue. Often used as a substitute for plywood in the exterior wall and roof sheathing.

Walk-Through– A final inspection of a home before “Closing” to look for and document problems that need to be corrected.

Wall out– When a painter pray paints the interior of a home.

Warping– Any distortion in a material.

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Construction Terms Beginning With Letter: V

Valley– The “V” shaped area of a roof where two sloping roofs meet. Water drains off the roof at the valleys.

Valley flashing– Sheet metal that lays in the “V” area of a roof valley.

Valuation– An inspection carried out for the benefit of the mortgage lender to ascertain if a property is a good security for a loan.

Valuation fee– Th fee paid by the prospective borrower for the lender’s inspection of the property. Normally paid upon loan application.

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