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Module 1 Planning and Building Codes Lexicon
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Thought of as the "heart" of the construction set of drawings because most of the information needed to build is on this drawing
Construction set of drawings
compilation of drawings that provide all the information needed to build
Drawing that shows vertical dimensions of a structure, the exterior finish and materials
Typical is 1/4" = 1'-0"
Critical Path Method of organizing and prioritizing the tasks needed to build a structure
Written description of materials and procedures needed to complete a building project. A required document in the sales contract
Set of regulations that ensure a safe and durable structure. Related to fire safety, health safety and geological and climate location of the build site.
Measurements found on a building plan that specify distances from one point to another.
A consideration of building codes due to flooding, earthquakes and other related disasters.
A consideration fo building codes due to flooding, tornados, and hurricanes and extreme temperatures.
Method of long term financing that usually lasts 15-30 years
Short term financing that pays for the costs of construction. When the building is done the construction loan is converted to long term fianancing.
Method of paying for a construction project of existing real estate
Structures that are built for the purpose of housing humans either as single or multi family.
Structures that are built for the purpose of conducting business.
Often called the alphbet of lines used to give definition to a construction drawing
A set of 45 degree lines that indicate cross-section or different types of materials
Stock house plans
Construction plans that are available to the general public through magazines or online distribution.
Custom House Plans
House plans that are drawn by an architect from a set of expectations.
Plans that are consistantly used by a particular building company.
Legal agreement between builder and buyer to build/buy a specified structure.
Installation of electrical wiring in a structure before inside walls are covered with sheetrock
Exterior trim and paint
Process of applying the decorative trim and protective coatings on the exterior of a structure
The built-in structures of a residence that are usually found in the kitchen, living and utility rooms.
Interior trim and doors
Process of installing decorative wall trim and doors.
Application of protective/decorative coatings on the walls inside of a structure
Finish electrical and plumbing
Final fixtures that are used on a dialy basis by the inhabitants of a building.
Usually the last step of completing a home.
Permission issued by the code enforcement to begin construction.
Certificate of occupancy
Final inspection of the building that allows public use of the building
City code enforcement
Part of city government that monitors and inspects the construction projects of a specified area.
Construction phase inspections
The job of code enforcement officers to perform on all construction projects as they progress to completion
Solid drawn lines that specify the shape of objects on a plan drawing
Dashed lines that indicate parts of a drawn object that are not visible
Broken lines that indicate the center of symmetry for objects on a plan
Usually identified by "Typ." it means that in most cases that use the information given.
Abstract of Title
Research done to prove that a piece of property is availble for sale.
A legal description of the boundries that define a particular piece of property
A drawing that shows the location where a structure is to be built and topography of the land
Degreed and licensed individual who designs structures based on form and function
Degreed and licensed individual who used the architects plan and determines the way and materials needed to build the design
Laws within a city that determine what types of structure can be built where. Divides the city into areas of residential, commercial and industrial
Typical amount of a mortgage
25% of budget
Amount that should be alloted for housing
The process of making changes to the topography of the land.
The support mechanism of a structure.
Wall and roof framing
The process of building the skeleton of a structure
The application of the outside covering of a structure.
Waterproofing used to cover the top of a structure.
The steps of building a house that brings it to a point to where the inside is not done but the outside is completed.
Process of applying sheetrock on inside framing.
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