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CEA Key Terms: 2.3
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A horizontal ledge cut between the foot and top of an embankment to stabilize the slope by intercepting sliding earth.
Legal requirements designed to protect the public by providing guidelines for structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical areas of a structure.
The portion of a building that encloses the treated environment, including the walls, ceiling or roof, and floor.
The various conductors, connections, and devices found along the path of electric flow from the source through the components and back to the source.
An electric safety switch that automatically opens a circuit when excessive amperage occurs.
A fitting with a removable plug that is placed in plumbing drainage pipe lines to allow access for cleaning out the pipe.
Cone-bearing trees with year-round leaves that are long, thin, and needle-like.
Five broad categories of construction found in the International Building Code that are based on the fire-resistive capabilities of the materials used.
Broad-leafed trees that seasonally shed their leaves.
A box in which the wires from the meter are connected to individual circuit breakers, which are connected to separate circuits for distribution to various locations throughout the building.
Any pipe that carries wastewater or water-borne wastes in a building drainage system.
Removal of groundwater or surface water, or of water from structures, by gravity or pumping.
Drainage Fixture Unit
A measure of the probable discharge into the drainage system by various types of plumbing fixtures.
Piping within a building that conveys sewage, rainwater, or other liquid wastes to a point of disposal.
Pipes, typically made of sheet metal, used to conduct hot or cold air in the HVAC system.
A limited right to make use of a property owned by another.
Exits or a way out.
An instrument used to measure electric power.
That portion of the means-of-egress system between the termination of the exit and a public way.
The moving of soil to affect the elevation of land at a construction site.
An electrical connection to the earth.
Water at a temperature greater than or equal to 110 º F (43º C).
Individual Sewage Disposal System
A system for disposal of domestic sewage by means of a septic tank cesspool mechanical treatment to serve a single establishment or building.
Entrances or a means to enter.
The elevation of the bottom of the inside of the pipe wall.
A fixture that is designed for washing hands and face, usually found in a bathroom.
The principal pipe artery to which branches are connected.
Water not safe for drinking, personal, or culinary utilization.
An electrical connection used to plug in devices. A duplex outlet, with two outlets, is the typical wall plug.
Water free from impurities present in amounts sufficient to cause disease or harmful physiological effects and conforming to the regulations of the public health authority having jurisdiction.
A device that is connected to the water distribution system and demands a supply of water; discharges wastewater, liquid-borne waste material, or sewage to the drainage system; or requires both a water supply connection and a discharge to the drainage system.
The pressure of water at a given point in a pipe arising from the pressure in it.
Direction from which the wind most frequently blows in a given area of the country.
The rate of precipitation, expressed in inches per hour. Also known as precipitation intensity or storm intensity.
Average length of time between occurrences of a storm of a given magnitude or greater. Also known as recurrence interval.
A water supply pipe that extends vertically one story or more to carry water to fixtures.
A sewer that conveys sewage but excludes storm, surface, and ground water.
Minimum distance that the zoning ordinance requires must be maintained between a structure and property lines or between two structures.
Any liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution, including liquids containing chemicals in solution.
A pipe, normally underground, that carries wastewater and refuse.
A pipe that conveys sewage containing fecal matter to the building drain or building sewer.
Any vertical line of soil, waste, vent, or inside conductor piping that extends through at least one story.
Pressure of a fluid due to the head of fluid above some reference point.
Length of time that rain falls during a single storm.
The electrical conductor from a switch to the electrical device being controlled.
Time of Concentration
The time for storm water runoff to travel from the hydraulically most remote point in a drainage sub-basin to the point of investigation.
A fitting or device that provides a liquid seal to prevent the emission of sewer gases without materially affecting the flow of sewage or wastewater through the trap.
A user-friendly approach to design in the living environment where people of any culture, age, size, weight, race, gender, and ability can experience an environment that promotes their health, safety, and welfare today and in the future.
A fitting that is used to control the flow of fluid or gas.
A legal request by a property owner to allow a modification from a standard or a requirement in the zoning code.
A vertical pipe installed to provide circulation of air to and from any part of the drainage system.
A water-flushing plumbing fixture, such as a toilet, that is designed to receive and discharge human excrement.
Water Distributing Pipe
A pipe that carries water from the service to the point of use.
Any heating appliance or equipment that heats potable water and supplies such water to the potable hot water distribution system.
A device used to measure the amount of water that goes through the water service.
The pipe from the water main or other supply to the water-distributing pipes.
A unit of measure of power.
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