Ch.17- Construction Basics - KEY TERMS - NYS RE Salesperson.
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Is a measure of the force that pushes electricity through a wire. Most residential circuits operate at 110 volts, while larger appliances require 220 -volt circuites.
Is the amount of electricity going through the wire - measured in amps. Most residential service is a minimum of 100 amps, although newer construction more typically requires 200 amp service.
Also called balloon framing, it is a type of framing with long studs going up the entire length of the house, from the foundation to the roof.
It is no longer permitted as a construction method by most building codes because of its poor fire-resistant design and the high cost of the long studs.
Is part of a house or building partially or entirely below grade, and is used to support the rest of the structure. Basements are at least one full story in height and are formed as a result of a space excavated before a house or building is erected. The walls of a basement sit on concrete footers, and serve as the foundation for the structure
Is a long piece of wood, metal, or concrete, etc. A stud, also known as a wood framing member, is a vertical beam that serves to frame a structure
Wall development begins with bearing walls, which are walls that carry the load for the roof, ceiling and/or floors. Rainforcements made of wood for door and window placement or call headers.
Is a detail building plan used to evaluate design, determind feasibility, and guide construction of a structure, can be used for opening quotes from prospective builders.