Manufacturers date that designers, builders, and owners rely on. Includes items; detailed, precise description
Establishes requirement for the construction. Contains standards of performance and requirements for materials, methods and systems.
Handicap codes. "Physical conditions that make the building unsafe, confusing, or unphysical for handicapped people"
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The process to divide the project into phases so that construction can start before the entire design phase is complete.
Forest management, is required to maintain a renewable major construction product
balancing environmental, social, and economic factors to meet the needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Wood expands when it absorbs moisture and shrinks when it looses moisture.
Lumber is bought and sold by it's nominal dimensions. This nominal size of lumber is it's rough unfinished size, sold commercially.
Used for intermediate support when 2 or more joints are needed to cover the span It's a bridge beam that supports other smaller beams or joist.
Penetrations violates the original integrity of the fine rated floor/wall system allowing the passage of flame & toxic gases to communicate to other areas of the building
Vertical boards that run the full height of a door & compose its right/left edges. The hinges are mounted to the fixed side (known as the hanging stile) & the handle, lock, bold, &/or latch are mounted on the swinging side (known was the latch stile)
The process of forcing nails into the grooves for any type of tongue and grooves pierce materials, particularly tongue groove wood flooring.
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