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CEA Unit 3.1
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A heavy material installed over a roof membrane to prevent wind uplift and shield the membrane from sunlight.
A structural member, usually horizontal, that carries a load that is applied transverse to its length.
Real property of which the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
Legal requirements designed to protect the public by providing guidelines for structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical areas of a structure.
Built-up Roof (BUR)
A roof membrane laminated from layers of asphalt-saturated felt or other fabric, bonded together with bitumen or pitch.
Concrete that is poured in its final location.
An upright structural member acting primarily in compression.
Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU)
A block of hardened concrete, with or without hollow cores, designed to be laid in the same manner as brick and stone.
Five broad categories of construction found in the International Building Code that are based on the fire-resistive capabilities of the materials used.
An exterior building wall that is supported entirely by the frame of the building, rather than being self-supporting or load bearing.
A material used to span across beams or joists to create a floor or roof surface.
Exits or a way out.
A floor that is above the level of the ground.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
A synthetic rubber material used in roofing membranes.
That portion of the means-of-egress system between the exit access and the exit discharge or the public way.
That portion of the means-of-egress system that leads from any occupied portion in a building or structure to an exit.
That portion of the means-of-egress system between the termination of the exit and a public way.
All areas (including the frames) in the building envelope that let in light, including windows, plastic panels, clerestories, skylights, glass doors that are more than one-half glass, and glass block walls. A skylight is a fenestration surface having a slope of less than 60 degrees from the horizontal plane. Other fenestration, even if mounted on the roof of a building, is considered vertical fenestration.
Something that is the product of mixing two or more different things.
Entrances or a means to enter.
Light Gauge Steel
Thin sheet metal folded into a stiff shape and used as a structural member.
Forces or other actions that result from the weight of building materials, occupants and their possessions, and environmental effects.
Load Bearing Wall
A structural wall that carries loads other than its own weight.
A roof that is pitched at an angle so near to horizontal that it must be made waterproof with a continuous membrane rather than shingles; commonly and inaccurately referred to as a flat roof.
Brickwork, concrete block work, and stonework.
A city, town, etc. having its own incorporated government for local affairs.
Non-Load Bearing Wall
A wall that does not carry vertical load other than its own weight.
A specification that indicates by whom or how the structure will be used.
The number of persons for which the means of egress of a building or portion thereof is designed. (IBC)
Open Web Steel Joist
Open web, parallel chord, load-carrying members suitable for the direct support of floors and roof decks in buildings.
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