Parametric-a variable that must be given a specific value during the execution of a program or of a procedure within a program. KD
Reflected Ceiling plan-scaled drawing of a space indicating all ceiling details. KD
Building Envelope– A Building envelope is the maximum 3 dimensional space on a zoning lot which a structure can be built. KD
Setback– The distance by which a building or part of a building is set back from the property line. KD
1) Schedule: A list of sizes, types, locations and special requirements which are shown on a construction document (doors, windows, finishes) -LVO
2) Shop drawing: Drawings which are reproduced by the shop that is manufacturer of the items being requested. -LVO
3) Tape and spackle: A light mud and taping that covers the seams between two pieces of sheet rock. -LVO
4) STC Raiting: Sound Transmission Class (or STC) is an integer rating of how well a building partition attenuates airborne sound. In the USA, it is widely used to rate interior partitions, ceilings/floors, doors, windows and exterior wall configurations. -LVO
5) Vent Stack: A breather pipe that allows toilets to breath and drain properly, usually runs to the roof and it extends 3 feet or more depending on the amount of snow that gets collected on the roof. -LVO
6) Environs Map: A map which includes the surrounding area or district of a site in order to help give a better understanding of what that particular neighborhood is like. -LVO
7) Furring: A lightweight construction system in which furring strips are long thin strips of wood or metal used to make backing surfaces to support the finished surfaces in a room. -LVO
8) Dwelling Unit: A single unit that provides permanent provisions for living sleeping, cooking and sanitation. -LVO
9) Hold Point: A reference point used to arrange concrete columns with in the column grids. -LVO
10) Column Grid: A set of grids that is custom made for a particular building or project which is used during the construction lapse in order to accurately locate items. -LVO
11) Weep Hole: A small opening that is left at the bottom of an outer wall in a masonry wall construction. Its purpose is to allow moisture to escape or weep away from the building. -LVO
12) Rain-screen: a construction façade system which consists of an outer layer to keep out the rain and a sub-frame, inner layer to provide thermal insulation, prevent excessive air leakage and carry wind loading. -LVO
13) Idiosyncratic: Meaning peculiar or distinctive; this word can help emphasize a special/unique situation in architecture or construction. -LVO
14) Spandrel Panel: A panel of glass in a curtain wall which is opaque. It is generally used to conceal portions of the structure. -LVO
Partition Wall- is a wall that divides spaces in a home. It is a wall or division made up of bricks, studding, glass or other material and used for the reason of dividing one room or portion of a room from another.
Chase Wall-a space between two walls that is usually left for pipes duct work and electrical conduit.
Straight Run-Refers to a petroleum product produced by the primary distillation of crude oil, free of cracked components.
Stringer-A long heavy horizontal timber used as a support or connector.
Scale- A certain proportionate size, extent, or degree, usually judged in relation to some standard or point of reference
Structure- The parts of the building that supports weight; a building’s skeleton.
Column -A support pillar, usually round, found on porches and as a decorative detail.
Gambrel Roof – A symmetrical two sided roof with two slopes on each side.
Truss- a structure made up of one or more triangular units made from straight members of wood or metal which is used support a structure, as in a roof or bridge
Mullion-Vertical bar of wood, metal or stone which divides a window into two or more parts.
Sheetrock-a plasterboard made of gypsum layered between sheets of heavy paper
Egress-the action of going out of or leaving a place
Vertical Circulation-systems are intended for movement of both people and goods and include ramps, stairs, escalators, and elevators.
Retaining Wall-a wall that holds back earth or water.
FAR-is the ratio of the total floor area of a building to the area of the lot. -GD
OSR-The Open Space Ratio is the percentage of total floor area of a building that must be provided as open space on a lot. -GD
Narrow Street-the wide of the street is less than 75 feet . —GD
Wide Street-the width of the street is 75 feet or more — GD
EQEQ-stands for “equal-equal”; to place in middle. –GD
Cast Iron- iron with too high a carbon content to be classified as steel. —GD
Collar Joint- the vertical mortar joint between wythes of masonry.—GD
Extrados-the convex surface of an arch. —GD
Ingot- a large block of cast metal. —GD
Putty- a simple glazing compound used to seal around a small light. —GD
Mullion-nonstructural vertical strip between the casements or panes of a window.
Revit Technical word
ACIS -A solid modeling technology. An ACIS object is a geometric shape that is defined using this technology. For example, ACIS represents a cube as a single object (or shape) with 6 sides.
Flatshot-a commant in Autocad to generate an accurate flat view of the model.