Term Definition
FAA 0 likes
Federal Arbitration Act
Federal Aviation Administration
Fabric 0 likes
A building’s basic structure
Quality and texture of textiles
Woven cloth of organic or inorganic yarns, filaments, or threads
A material that is similar to cloth, like steel reinforcing mesh
Fabric, Form 0 likes
Welded-wire fabric that strengthens concrete while it is both setting and gaining sufficient strength to be self-supportive
Fabrication 1 like
The assembly, processing, or construction of parts
Fabrication, Metal 0 likes
The construction, building, or production of metal devices or structures
Façade 0 likes
A building’s external face
Face 0 likes
The façade or front
Exposed surface
The long, narrow side of a brick; the exposed surface of a masonry or wall unit
The surface created to be viewed
Somewhat vertical rock surface exposed by excavating or blasting
See Steel Square
Face Amount 0 likes
Amount of money mentioned on a bond, note, or check or other monetary instrument, excluding interest
Face Board 0 likes
External trim board of a roof soffit system
Face Brick 0 likes
Brick selected on its appearance and durability for use in a wall’s exposed surface
Face Frame 0 likes
Front-facing framework from which doors are hung and drawers inserted in cabinetry
Face Layer 0 likes
External layer of gypsum board in multilayer applications
Face Mounted Tile 1 like
Tile assembled into sheets or units, then bonded to facilitate handling
Face Nail 1 like
To fit nails into the vertical face of a bearing header or beam
Face of Weld 0 likes
Exposed surface of a weld produced by arc or gas welding on the side where the welding occurred
Face Reinforcement 2 likes
Reinforcement of weld at the side of the joint where the welding occurred
Face Seam 2 likes
Cemented or sewed carpet seam produced without turning the entire carpet over or face-down; also produced during installation where it is impossible to create a back seam
Face Shell 0 likes
Hollow concrete or clay masonry unit side wall
Face-Mounted Tile 0 likes
Tile with paper applied to its face then removed with water before applying grout
Face-Nailing 0 likes
To nail at right angles to a surface or to the intersection of adjoining pieces; also called Direct Nailing
Faced Concrete 2 likes
Finish the front and vertical sides of a concrete patio, steps, or porch; usually the face is broom-finished
Faced Wall 0 likes
A wall where the masonry facing and backing consist of different materials, bonded and work together under a load
Facet 1 like
A level small surface
Facework 2 likes
Pipe valves and manifold fittings that connect a filter to circulation lines
Facia 0 likes
See Fascia
Facial Defect 0 likes
The nonconforming part of the facial surface of a tile that diminishes its aesthetics or serviceability
Facilities Planning 0 likes
Planning for long-term use of a building which could include furniture, equipment, operations, maintenance, and plans for expansion
Facility Design 0 likes
Engineering and architectural design of a facility
Facility Management 0 likes
Supervision, operation, and maintenance of a facility
Facility or Site Analysis 0 likes
Inspecting a building and on-site enhancements for physical or operating wear; prepare optional Replacement Cost Estimate for making recommendations to improve physical and functional shortcomings to enhance market value; and/or prepare a five-year Reserve Study to improve Net Operating Income for the site; See Site Analysis
Facility Requirements 1 like
Facility’s operational needs
Facility Services 2 likes
A facility’s operational needs such as including capital, personnel, equipment, transportation, and utilities
Facing 0 likes
Masonry forming an integral part of a wall as its finished surface; compare with Veneer
Facing Brick 0 likes
Brick employed and exposed on the outside of a wall, normally with a finished texture
Facing Tile Institute (FTI) 0 likes
P. O. Box 8880, Canton, Ohio 44711, Tel: (216) 488-1211, URL: http://penrose-press.com/SOC18947.idd
Factor of Safety 1 like
Ratio of a material’s ultimate strength to its working stress
Factored Load 1 like
The load imposed on a part multiplied by suitable factors, employed in the design of reinforced concrete parts
Factory 0 likes
A building with equipment to produce machinery or merchandise
Factory and Shop Lumber 0 likes
Lumber for use in production
Factory Finished Flooring 0 likes
Flooring produced in a factory ready for use
Factory Floor 0 likes
See Industrial Wood Floor
Factory Mutual (FM) 0 likes
Insurance industry agency that sets standards for fire safety in buildings, compliance is required for fire insurance; 1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062, Tel: (617) 762-4300; URL: http://www.fmglobal.com/
Factory Square 0 likes
108 square feet or 10 square meters of roofing materials
Fade-O-Meter 0 likes
Device employed to create the effect of sunlight on paint; measuring color preservation or fade resistance
Fading 2 likes
Reduction in a color’s brightness
FAF 0 likes
Forced air furnace
Fahrenheit 0 likes
A scale for measuring temperature where the freezing point of water is 32° and the boiling point is 212° under normal atmospheric conditions
FAIA 0 likes
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Faience Mosaic 0 likes
Faience tiles less than 6 inch by 2 inch facial area, commonly 5/16 inch to 3/8 inch or 8mm to 9.5 millimeters thick, and usually pre-mounted to help with installation
Faience Tile 2 likes
Glazed or unglazed decorative tiles with different faces, edges, and/or glaze appearing hand-crafted
Fail-Safe Control 0 likes
Mechanism that opens a circuit when the pressure in a sensing element drops
Failure 0 likes
Unsuccessful; bankruptcy; collapse
Fall 1 like
Amount of slope for horizontal piping runs to provide gravity flow
Fallback 1 like
Decrease of the bitumen softening point by combining asphalt with coal-tar pitch or overheating the bitumen
Fallout 0 likes
Spray gun overspray
False Body 0 likes
Property of paint that is viscous when static but thins when stirred
False Set 0 likes
Fast increase of rigidity in mixed portland cement paste, mortar, or concrete without creating much heat; this can be dissipated and plasticity regained by additional mixing without more water; also called Premature Stiffening and Rubber Set
Falsework 1 like
Shoring and formwork for concrete separated after curing the concrete beams, slabs, and columns
Fan1 like
fan
Radial or axial flow device employed for diverting or producing gas flow
Spacing tile joints to widen certain areas to fit them into a nonparallel section; also called Fanning
Fan Coil Unit (FCU) 2 likes
A packaged unit made of a heating/cooling coil, fan, and filter without ductwork, and employed to serve a space or small space group
Fan Light1 like
fan light
A decorative curve-topped window above the transom of an entrance window or door
Fan Pattern 1 like
Geometry or shape of spray pattern for spray guns
Fan Truss 1 like
Standard, peaked roof truss arrangement
Fan, Exhaust1 like
exhaust fan
See Exhaust Fan
Fanning 0 likes
Arcing technique for spray guns; moving the spray gun further away from the object
Far Face 1 like
Face of a wall furthest from the viewer; may be the outer or inner face depending on where one is viewing it from
Farad 0 likes
Measurement of the SI unit of capacitance where one coulomb of charge creates a potential difference of one volt
Faraday Experiment 0 likes
Silver chloride absorbs ammonia when cool and discharges it with the application of heat; this is how some absorption refrigerators function
Fascia 0 likes
Horizontal boards secured to rafter/truss ends at the eaves and along gables; roof drain gutters are connected to the fascia
Fast Pin Hinge1 like
fast pin hinge
Hinge which holds the pin permanently in place; non-rising pin; See Quick Set
Fast Track Construction (Fast Tracking) 1 like
Construction management with continuous designconstruction operation; when a prime contractor begins construction before the plans and specifications are complete
Fastener 0 likes
Welds, bolts, crews, rivets, and various connecting devices
Fastener, Insulation 1 like
See Insulation Fastener
Fastener, Pneumatically Driven 1 like
See Pneumatically Driven Fastener
Fastener, Powder-Actuated 2 likes
See Powder-Actuated Fastener
Fat 0 likes
Material accumulated on a trowel during finishing; often employed to fill in small flaws
Working properties of mortar with a high percentage of cementitious material
Working properties of very plastic mortars
Fat Mortar 0 likes
Mortar containing a high ratio of cementitious components; mortar which normally doesn’t have enough sand; sticky mortar that clings to a trowel
Fat Mud 0 likes
Mortar that contains lime
Fat Paint 2 likes
Paint with excess oil.
Fathom 0 likes
A unit that measures the depth of water equivalent to 6 feet
Fatigue 0 likes
Structural failure resulting from a load being applied and eliminated or reversed repeatedly over a long duration or many cycles
Fatigue Resistance 1 like
Ability of asphalt pavement to endure flexing or slight bending by the motion of vehicles; usually, a higher asphalt content produces greater fatigue resistance
Fatty Acid 0 likes
Acid found in oils or fats with glycerine
Faucet2 likes
faucet
Valve for liquid
Fault 0 likes
A break or fracture in a rock formation’s continuity due to a relocation of the earth’s crust
Fault Zone 0 likes
Area along a fault in the earth; may consist of many interlacing minor faults
Fault, Lateral Slip 1 like
See Lateral Slip Fault
Fault, Normal 1 like
See Normal Fault
Fault, Oblique Slip 1 like
See Oblique Slip Fault
Fault, Reverse Thrust 1 like
See Reverse Thrust
Fault, Strike Slip 0 likes
See Strike Slip Fault
Fault, Thrust 2 likes
See Thrust Fault
Faulting 0 likes
Movement creating displacement of adjacent rock masses along a fracture
Faux Marble3 likes
faux marble
Fake marble; marble simulated by painting marble graining on wood, plaster, or a metal
Feasibility Study 0 likes
Analysis that ascertains financial, economic, technical, or other viability of a proposed project
Feather 0 likes
See Spline
Feather Edge 0 likes
A wood or metal tool with a beveled edge, employed to straighten re-entrant angles in finish plaster coat
Concrete, plaster, or mortar placement edge beveled at an acute angle
Tapered edge
Skived edge of joint tape
Featheredging Tile 0 likes
Chipping away the body from under a facial edge of tile to form a miter
Feathering 0 likes
Sanding or rubbing down a surface to create a feathery edge where coating material gradually thins around the edge and eventually disappears
Feature Strip 0 likes
A narrow strip of beautified liner tile with a distinct texture, color, or design
Featured Edge 0 likes
An arrangement of the paper-bound edge of gypsum boards providing distinctive design or performance
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 2 likes
26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278, Tel: (212) 680-3609, URL: www.fema.gov/
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 0 likes
A federal government agency managing and regulating their insured real estate loans
Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) 0 likes
An organization issuing unsecured bonds to create secondary markets for the purchase of FHA and VA loans at market prices
Federal Specifications (FS) 1 like
Government requirements for constituents, products, and performance; Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20234
Fee Simple 0 likes
A total interest in real property
Fee, Professional 0 likes
See Professional Fee
Feeder Duct 0 likes
Enclosure for electrical conductors that run power from a central source to one or more distribution centers
Feel 0 likes
Painters’ term for the operational properties of paint
Feeler Gauge2 likes
feeler gauge
Thin flat metal strips employed to measure small distances between various surfaces
Feldspar 0 likes
A mineral aggregate consisting mainly of microcline, albite or anorthite
Felt1 like
felt
Tar paper; installed beneath roof shingles, usually 15 or 30 pounds
Felting 0 likes
Pressing or matting together various fibers to create continuous fabric, known as felt
FEMA 1 like
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Female 0 likes
A part where a male part is inserted; internal threads are female
Female Thread2 likes
female thread
Inner threads in a pipe or fitting
Fence2 likes
fence
Barrier employed to prevent entry or exit, generally constructed with posts, wood boards or even wire
Fence Auger 0 likes
A rotating drill with a screw thread employed to drill thin, deep holes before installing fence posts
Fence Gate2 likes
gate fence
A fence’s hinged or sliding panel
Fence Hole 0 likes
A hole in the ground in which the main vertical support is inserted during construction
Fence Post Hole 0 likes
A cylindrical hole in the ground where a fence post is inserted
Fence Reuse 1 like
Reusing old fence boards and other fencing materials in new fencing
Fender Pile 0 likes
Outer row of piles shielding a pier or wharf from damage by ships
Fenestration 0 likes
Arrangement and design of doors and windows in a structure
Feng Shui 1 like
Chinese cultural organizational system for arranging, and shaping items and buildings
Ferroconcrete 0 likes
Reinforced concrete
Ferrous 0 likes
Iron or having iron
Ferrous Metal2 likes
ferrous metal
Metal alloy that has iron; examples include cast iron, wrought iron, wrought steel and rolled steel
Ferrous Sulphate1 like
ferrous sulphate
Green pigment
Ferrule 0 likes
Metal tubes that enable roof gutters to remain open; long nails known as ferrule spikes are driven through these tubes and secure the gutters along the property’s fascia
Fertilizing 0 likes
Adding a substance (manure or a chemical mixture) to make soil more fertile
Festoon Lighting 1 like
Aerial span of outdoor conductors supplying attached weatherproof lamp holders
FG 0 likes
Flat Grain
Fuel Gas
Finish Grade
Foundation Grade
FGMA 0 likes
Flat Glass Marketing Association
FHA 1 like
Federal Housing Administration
FHA Strap 1 like
Metal straps that repair a bearing wall’s cut-out, and tie together wall corners, splices, and bearing headers. They are also employed to hang stairs or landings to bearing headers
FHMS1 like
FHMS
Flat Head Machine Screw
FHWS1 like
FHWS
Flat Head Wood Screw
Fiber 1 like
Long, thin, tapering wood cell, closed at both ends, in wood; also called a Tracheid
Additive such as cellulosic or glass fiber improving core flexibility and gypsum board integrity
Animal hair, manila, or glass fibers of suitable length included in plaster mortar to improve cohesiveness
Fiber Saturation Point 0 likes
Condition when the cell walls are saturated and cell cavities have no water during drying or wetting of wood; usually 23-30 percent moisture content, based on oven dry weight
Fiberboard3 likes
fiberboard
A prefabricated sheet of compressed plant or wood fibers; bonding agents and other materials are sometimes added to enhance strength, moisture resistance, fire, decay, or another characteristic; also called Insulation Board
Fiberboard Insulation 1 like
Insulation sheets made of cane or wood fibers
Fiberboard Panel 0 likes
Flat sheet wood material reduced to fibers and bonded to yield a specific density
Fiberboard Sheathing 1 like
Outdoor sheathing produced from cane or wood fibers
Fiberboard Wall Sheathing 0 likes
Flat sheet of fiberboard fastened to the external side of exterior wall studs, employed for enhancing rigidity in the building structure and as a base for veneer or siding construction
Fibered Plaster 0 likes
Basecoat plaster that has animal, glass, or vegetable fiber
Fiberglass1 like
fiberglass
Glass in fibrous form employed in manufacturing textiles, thermal and acoustical insulation, and reinforcing plastics
Products containing glass fibers ranging from 5 – 600 hundred-thousandths of an inch in diameter
Fiberglass Insulation1 like
fiberglass insulation
Insulation produced from glass fibers with the consistency of wool
Fiberglass Reinforced Pipe1 like
fiberglass reinforced pipe
A pipe for gas or liquid, manufactured from glass fibers and resins to reinforce durability and add strength
Fiberglass Tank1 like
fiberglass tank
Sizeable fiberglass-reinforced plastic container employed for storing liquids
Fibrous Concrete 0 likes
Light concrete made from a fibrous aggregate for enhanced tensile strength and ease of nailing.
Fiddleback-Grained Woods 0 likes
Wood grain figure produced by a fine wavy grain commonly found in species of maple; traditionally employed in the back of violins
Fiduciary 0 likes
Person in a position or relationship of trust; a trusted supervisor
Fiduciary Relationship 0 likes
A relationship where trust and confidence exist between the principal and agent
Field 1 like
Construction site; not including offices, factories, or work shops
Expanse or area of wall between corners and openings, composed mainly of stretcher units in brick masonry
Surface area of a piece of gypsum board
Field Concrete 0 likes
Concrete that is mixed, placed, and cured on the job site
Field Engineer 0 likes
An engineer working mainly at the jobsite; usually representing the owner and often making minor engineering decisions at the site to expedite construction
Field House 1 like
Building where athletic activities take place
Field Measure 0 likes
To take measurements or articles in the home instead of using the blueprints
Field Order 0 likes
A written order that entails a minor change in the work to be performed; not involving any alteration in the contract sum or lengthening of the contract period
Field Painting 0 likes
Painting at the job site
Field Primed 2 likes
The first coat of paint utilized on a construction site
Field Report 0 likes
See Daily Construction Report
Field Tile 0 likes
Tiles covering a floor or wall; the field is surrounded by tile trim
Field Welded Truss 0 likes
A truss welded and manufactured at a job site
Field Work Order 0 likes
A written request to a subcontractor or vendor requesting services or materials, generally from the general contractor
Fiery Finish 1 like
Wood finish such that the hard grain stands out; created with a blowtorch and a bristled brush
Fifty-Fifty 0 likes
Dry or damp equal parts portland cement and extra-fine sand mixture employed to fill the joints of mounted ceramic mosaic tiles to ensure they are evenly spaced during installation
Figure 0 likes
Pattern created in a wood surface by annual growth rings, rays, knots, uneven coloration, or divergences from the standard grain
Filament2 likes
filament
Conducting wire with a high melting point in an electric bulb that becomes luminous with the passage of an electric current
File 0 likes
A scraping device that removes burrs and rough edges, and shapes wood and metal objects
Filigree1 like
filigree
Decorative, delicate openwork made from thin twisted wire in silver, gold, or another metal
Fill 1 like
An earth or broken rock structure or embankment
Soil without value except as bulk
Sand, gravel or other loose earth employed to raise the ground level around an existing structure
Fill, Gypsum 0 likes
Troweled on plaster material to level depressions
Filler Block 0 likes
Concrete masonry unit employed with concrete joists for concrete floor or roof production
Filler Metal 0 likes
The metal included in producing a welded, brazed, or soldered joint
Filler, Joint2 likes
See Joint Filler
Filler, Wood1 like
filler, wood
See Wood Filler
Fillet Weld 0 likes
A weld at the inner intersection of two metal surfaces meeting at right angles in a lap joint, tee joint, or corner joint
Filling 0 likes
Cotton, jute, kraftcord or other yarns running across the fabric and employed with chain yarns to bind pile tufts to backing yarns in carpet making; see Weft
Filling In 0 likes
Laying brick or other masonry units between the face and the back of a wall, in the center
Film Build 0 likes
Dry thickness properties of a coat of paint
Film Former 0 likes
Substance forming skin or membrane when dried
Film Integrity 2 likes
The degree of continuity of film in paint
Film Thickness Gauge 0 likes
Device that measures film thickness above substrates in painting; available as dry or wet film thickness gauges
Filmogens 0 likes
Film-producing materials such as varnish resins and linseed oil
Filter2 likes
filter
Strainer; purifier; sieve
Air cleaning device accessory to remove visible particles, microscopic particles, bacteria, or odors
Apparatus for removing suspended particles from pool water
Filter Aid 0 likes
A powdery substance employed in coating a septum-type filter; also alum to support sand filtration
Filter Block 0 likes
Hollow, vitrified clay masonry item, occasionally salt-glazed for trickling filter floors in sewage disposal plants
Filter Cycle 0 likes
Filter operation duration between backwash processes; also called Filter Run
Filter Glass1 like
filter glass
Glass, often colored, employed in goggles, helmets, and hand shields to prevent detrimental light rays
Filter Media 0 likes
Fine grained material that traps suspended materials as they pass through it
Filter Rate 1 like
Rate of water flow through a filter during filtering in gallons per minute per square foot of effective filter area
Filter Rock 0 likes
Graded, round rock, or gravel that doesn’t deteriorate when exposed to pool chemicals to enhance filter media
Filter Run 1 like
See Filter Cycle
Filter Sand1 like
filter sand
Pool filter media consisting of hard sharp silica, quartz, or similar particles with suitable size and uniformity grading
Filter Septum 1 like
Filter component where diatomaceous earth or similar filter media is left
Filter Waste Discharge Piping 0 likes
Piping conducting waste water from a filter to a drainage system; drainage system is connected via an air gap and various approved methods
Filter, Sand 0 likes
See Sand Filter
Filtration 0 likes
Separating solid particles from a liquid; after passing through a filter, the filtrate is separate from the residue
Final Acceptance 0 likes
Owner accepts the contractor’s work as complete in accordance with the contract requirements; final acceptance is confirmed by the owner with the final payment to the contractor
Final Inspection 0 likes
Final site review by the contractor, owner or an authorized representative before issuing the final request for payment
Final Payment 0 likes
Last payment of the unpaid balance of the contract amount by the owner to the contractor, may be adjusted by approved change orders; See Final Acceptance
Final Setting Time 1 like
Time needed for fresh cement paste, mortar, or concrete to finally set
Financial Analysis 4 likes
Analysis includes comparison of current financial data with prior years, comparison of current financial data to the data of other businesses in the same industry, and ratio analysis
Financial Leverage 0 likes
Employing borrowed money to enhance the return on the owner’s investment
Financial Statement 0 likes
A balance sheet, income and expense statement, or other presentation of financial data
Fine Aggregate 0 likes
Concrete aggregate less than ¼ inch in diameter; sand
Fine Mineral Surfacing 0 likes
A water insoluble material, where more than 50 percent passes through a No. 35 sieve; may be employed on the surface of roofing material
Fine Textured Wood 1 like
Wood with small, tightly packed pores
Fine-Graded Aggregate 0 likes
Aggregate with continuous grading in particle size from rough to fine particles, mostly fine
Fine-Grained Wood 0 likes
See Close-Grained Wood
Fineness Modulus 0 likes
An abstract number employed to compare particles or gradations of aggregate; determined by adding the cumulative percentages on six standard screens and dividing the sum by 100
Fineness of Grind 0 likes
Particle size or coarseness of liquid paint measure; amount of pigment dispersal in the binder
Fines 0 likes
Small aggregate particles that can pass through a #200 sieve
Finger joint 2 likes
Interlocking two short wood pieces to manufacture a longer piece of dimensional lumber or molding; commonly employed in jambs and casings and usually painted (not stained)
Fingers 0 likes
A broken spray pattern in airless spraying
Finial1 like
finial
An architectural decoration finishing the top of a roof, tower, cupola, or canopy
Finish 0 likes
Wood products employed in joinery and other fine work to complete a structure, particularly the interior
Adding stains, filler, or other materials to protect, preserve and beautify a wood surface.
Finish Carpentry 0 likes
Installing wood finish and materials such as moldings, doors, and window trim to a structure
Finish Coat 1 like
Final layer of any finishing material
Finish Coat Floating 0 likes
Bringing the aggregate to the surface to yield a uniform texture in plastering
Finish Date 1 like
The date that an activity or project is finally complete
Finish Grade 1 like
The final earth grade needed to meet the specifications
Finish Paving 0 likes
Finish coats of asphalt, concrete, or coated macadam on sidewalks, streets, and parking lots
Finish Plaster 1 like
Final layer of plaster coating
Finish Plywood 0 likes
Best plywood grade
Finish Shotcrete 0 likes
Final coat of air-blown mortar
Finisher 0 likes
Skilled craftsman in finishing gypsum board joints
Finishing Brushes 0 likes
Brushes that apply water to a smooth lime finish coat during final troweling in plastering
Finishing Sheetrock 0 likes
Taping and sanding of sheetrock seams to prepare for painting or finish
Finishing Tools1 like
finishing tools
Knives, trowels and other special equipment needed to finish gypsum board joints
Fink Truss 1 like
A three-triangle symmetrical truss, usually employed to support large sloping roofs
Fir Decking 0 likes
2 inch or thicker softwood sheathing material for floors and decks
Fir Floor 2 likes
A flooring system made of softwood
Fir Siding 0 likes
External wall covering boards made from softwood.
Fire Alarm1 like
fire alarm
A warning device activated to warn of fire threat
Fire Alarm Cable 0 likes
Specific electrical system cable carrying electric current to a warning bell, horn or light
Fire Block 0 likes
Short horizontal parts nailed between studs, commonly around halfway up a wall; see Fire Stop
Fire Blocking 0 likes
Intermittent solid cross-framing inhibiting the spread of flame within the framing cavity
Fire Box 0 likes
Inside of a furnace or fireplace, acting as combustion space
Fire Brick 0 likes
Refractory ceramic brick that resists high temperatures, employed in a fireplace and boiler
Fire Clay 2 likes
Stony or earthy mineral aggregate in commercial refractory products that can withstand immense heat employed for fire brick; also employed as mortar for laying fire brick
Fire Damper 0 likes
Damper that automatically shuts an opening or duct when fire is detected
Fire Decorating 0 likes
Firing metallic or ceramic decorations on a glazed ceramic’s surface
Fire Detection Annunciator 0 likes
Mechanical device announcing a warning audibly to alert a fire
Fire Division Wall 0 likes
Any wall subdividing a building to resist the spread of fire
Fire Door 2 likes
Rated door produced with specific materials to inhibit the spread of fire
Fire Endurance 0 likes
Assembly’s ability to meet certain fire test criteria
Fire Escape 0 likes
Continuous and unobstructed escape route from a structure in case of fire, usually exterior with stairs, ladders, and landings
Fire Extinguisher1 like
fire extinguisher
A small, portable device that ejects chemicals to extinguish fires
Fire Hydrant 0 likes
A discharge device with a valve and spout which can draw water from the mains of waterworks; employed mostly in fighting fires, also employed to service water mains and systems; also known as a Fire Plug
Fire Lines 0 likes
Complete wet standpipe system of buildings that includes the water service, roof manifold, standpipe, Siamese connections, and pumps
Fire Plug 0 likes
Fire Hydrant
Fire Rated Brick 0 likes
Brick tested for fire resistance and graded for specific construction operations
Fire Rated Door 0 likes
A door rated by how long it can withstand fire before failing
Fire Rated Frame 0 likes
A door frame rated by how long it can withstand fire before failing
Fire Rated Panel 0 likes
A panel rated by how long it can withstand fire before failing
Fire Resistance 0 likes
Ability of an assembly to maintain structural stability and prevent the transmission of heat for a specific time period
Fire Resistance Rating 1 like
The time, in hours or increments of an hour that an assembly can resist exposure to fire
Fire Resistant 0 likes
Incombustible or slow to experience fire damage; creating a barrier to fire transmission
Fire Resistant Sheetrock 1 like
Sheetrock produced with fire-resistant chemicals
Fire Retardant2 likes
fire retardant
A chemical treatment reducing the flammability of the treated material and inhibits the spread of fire
Fire Retardant Chemical 1 like
A chemical preparation that diminishes combustion or inhibits the spread of flames
Fire Retardant Paint 0 likes
Paint containing material that inhibits combustion of flammable material, or prevents material from supporting flame
Fire Retardant Roof 1 like
Roofing material with fire retardant chemicals
Fire Retardant Treated Lumber 0 likes
Lumber treated to inhibit combustion
Fire Retardant Treated Plywood 0 likes
Plywood treated to slow combustion
Fire Separation Wall 1 like
Specified wall under the building code that divides two sections of a building to deter the spread of fire; a fire wall
Fire Sprinkler Detector 0 likes
A water pressure actuated switch signaling when a sprinkler head has been triggered
Fire Sprinkler Head 0 likes
The water spray part of a fire sprinkling system
Fire Sprinkler System 1 like
Arrangement of water pipes that sprays water through spaced heads triggered by heightened temperature
Fire Standpipe 0 likes
Lines and connections in buildings providing water sources for fire fighting
Fire Station 0 likes
A building that accommodates fire-fighting vehicles as well as fire fighters
Fire Stop 0 likes
Material or member sealing open construction to prevent the spread of fire
Projection of brickwork from walls between joists to stop fire from moving between the plaster and the brick wall
A solid, tight closure of a hidden space to stop the spread of fire and smoke through the space; retarding the spread of fire and smoke in the walls and ceiling behind the drywall; packing wire holes in the top and bottom plates with insulation, and mounting wooden blocks between the wall studs at the drop soffit line; necessary to pass a Rough Frame inspection; see Fire Block
Fire Stopping 0 likes
Sealing of adjacent framing cavities or areas to inhibit rapid spread of fire and smoke; see Fire Blocking
Fire Tapping 0 likes
Taping of gypsumboard joints without additional finishing coats, employed in attic, plenum or mechanical areas where beautification is un necessary
Fire-Resistive or Fire Rated 0 likes
Incombustible materials in ordinary fires and will withstand these fires for at least one hour; Drywall employed in garage and party walls are fire rated, 5/8 inch, Type X
Fire-Retardant Chemical 1 like
Chemicals employed to lower the flammability of a material or inhibit the spread of flame
Fire-Trap 0 likes
Building without adequate provision for escape in the event of fire
Fire, Bisque 1 like
See Bisque Fire
Fire, Glost 2 likes
See Glost Fire
Fire, Single 0 likes
See Single Fire
Firebox 0 likes
The part of a fireplace that contains the fire
Firebrick 1 like
Brick resistant to high temperatures and chemical disintegration, employed as lining for furnaces, fireboxes, and chimneys
Firecut 0 likes
A sloping end cut on a wood beam or joist where it enters a masonry wall, enabling the wood part to rotate out of the wall without pulling it apart if the floor or roof burns during a fire
Fireplace1 like
fireplace
A masonry chamber in a building structure that enables an open fire; a flue to allow smoke and fumes to escape
Fireplace Chase Flashing Pan 1 like
A large sheet of metal mounted around and at right angles to the fireplace flue pipe confining the spread of fire and smoke to a small area
Fireproof Vault 0 likes
An enclosure or room intended for the storing of valuables, and has been constructed to withstand fire and heat.
Fireproofing 0 likes
Application of material to a building element insulating it against excessive temperatures in the event of fire
Firewall 0 likes
A wall constructed to inhibit the spread of fire
Firewall, Brick 0 likes
See Brick Firewall
Firing 0 likes
Controlled heat treatment of ceramics in a kiln or furnace to develop specific properties
Firing Range 0 likes
The range of firing temperature where a ceramic develops commercially useful properties
A practicing environment for shooting weapons
First Aid Kit1 like
first aid kit
Container of non-prescription medical supplies for emergency use
Fiscal Year 0 likes
Financial year; a 12-month accounting period
Fish Eyes 0 likes
A term for small flaws sometimes found in lime finish coats; approximately ¼ inch in diameter, due to lumpy lime
Fish Oil 0 likes
The only animal oil employed in paint; obtained from fish such as sardine, menhaden, and pilchard
Fish Tape1 like
fish tape
A long steel tape employed by electricians to push through an electrical conduit and retrieve conductors
Fished 0 likes
Installation of electrical wiring in inaccessible hollow spaces in buildings with minimum damage to the building’s finish
Fished Joint 0 likes
An end butt splice reinforced by pieces nailed on the sides
Fishplate or Gusset 1 like
A wood or plywood piece employed to fasten the ends of two parts at a butt joint with nails or bolts; also called a Gang Nail Plate
Fissure 0 likes
A thin, long, deep crack as a result of breaking or parting
Fitting 0 likes
A device that connects pipes
An accessory that performs a mechanical rather than an electrical function
Fitting Gain 0 likes
The space a pipe requires inside a fitting
Fixative 1 like
A protective coating applied to drawings in media such as crayons, pastel, charcoal, and pencil, usually by spraying, to stop the designs from being erased
Fixed 0 likes
Fastened or made immovable by nails, screws, bolts, conduit, piping systems, or other means
Fixed Assets 0 likes
Assets of some permanent nature and useful for more than a year, such as fixtures, equipment, real estate, and vehicles
Fixed Displacement Pump 0 likes
A pump of which the displacement per cycle remains constant
Fixed Door 1 like
The door of a pair that is kept closed
Fixed End Beam 0 likes
A beam fixed on a support that stops its rotating
Fixed Fee 0 likes
Set contract sum for labor, materials, equipment and services; includes contractors’ overhead and profit for the accomplishment of a specific scope of work
Fixed Liabilities 0 likes
Liabilities for more than a one year period, such as mortgage, vehicle, and equipment payments
Fixed Limit of Construction Costs 1 like
Construction cost ceiling set between the owner and architect or engineer for the design of a specific project; See Budget
Fixed Price Contract 0 likes
A contract with a specific set price for the work involved; See Time and Materials Contract
Fixed Rate 0 likes
A loan where initial payments are based on a set interest rate for a stated period; the rate does not change during this period even if there are changes in the lender’s standard variable rate
Fixed Rate Mortgage 0 likes
A mortgage with an interest rate that does not change over time
Fixed Window 0 likes
Sash or glass that is mounted in a wall and cannot be moved
Fixture Branch 0 likes
A pipe connecting a water supply with some fixtures
Fixture Carrier 0 likes
A mounting frame installed in a wall for the purpose of supporting a plumbing fixture
Fixture Drain 0 likes
The drain pipe from a fixture’s trap to where it joins with another drain pipe
Fixture Unit 0 likes
Design factor that ascertains the load-producing value from a given fixture to ensure the drainage piping is big enough to convey the liquids and wastes; the unit flow rate from fixtures is assumed to be one cubic foot or 7.5 gallons of liquid per minute; fixtures are graded as multiples of this unit of flow
Fixture, Lighting 0 likes
See Lighting Fixture
Fixture, Plumbing 0 likes
See Plumbing Fixture.
Flag 1 like
See Flagstone
Flagpole1 like
flagpole
Pole employed for flag display
Flagpole Outrigger 1 like
A protruding pole from a structure to serve as a flagpole
Flagstone 0 likes
Flat stones 1 to 4 inches thick employed for walks, steps, floors, and vertical veneer instead of brick
Flake 0 likes
A small flat wood particle of predetermined dimensions and uniform thickness with fiber direction in the plane of the flake; similar to a small piece of veneer for use in the manufacture of flakeboard
Flakeboard1 like
flakeboard
A wood panel manufactured with 1 to 2 inch wood chips and glue; often employed to substitute plywood in an exterior wall and roof sheathing; also called OSB or wafer board
Flaking 1 like
Disengagement of small portions of paint film
Flame Retention Burner 1 like
An oil burner that maintains a flame near the nozzle surface designed for efficient residential use
Flame Spread 1 like
Transmission of a flame away from the source across the surface of a liquid or a solid, or throughout a gas
Flame Spread Classification 0 likes
A standard measurement of a building’s relative surface burning properties
Flame Spread Rating 0 likes
A measure of the speed with which a fire will spread across a material’s surface
Flame Test for Leaks 0 likes
Tool which is primarily a torch; when a halogen mixture is added to the flame, it changes color in the presence of heated copper
Flameproof Tile 0 likes
Tile made flame-resistant
Flameproofing 0 likes
Making an object flame-resistant
Flammable 0 likes
Easily ignited
Flammable Liquids 0 likes
Liquids with a flash point beneath 140° F (60° C) and a vapor pressure not exceeding 40 psia (2.81 kg/cm2) at 100° F (38° C)
Flange 1 like
A rib or rim on an object to strengthen, guide, or fasten to another item
Flanged Pipe 2 likes
A pipe with a projecting ring, ridge or collar that thwarts sliding, strengthens, or houses attachments
Flanking Paths 0 likes
Paths where sound travels around an impeding element
Flapper Valve1 like
flapper valve
Thin metal valve in refrigeration compressors, permitting gaseous refrigerants to flow in one direction only; plastic flapper valves are used in toilets.
Flare 0 likes
Enlarged end of a piece of flexible tubing where it is connected to a fitting or another piece of tubing at an approximate 45 degree angle; fittings grip it tightly to ensure the joint is strong and doesn’t leak
Flare Header 0 likes
Brick burned on one end to a darker color than on its face
Header of darker color than the wall’s field
Flare Nut 0 likes
Fitting utilized to clamp tubing flare against another fitting
Flash Cove 0 likes
Sheet of strong flooring turned up at the edge and finished against the wall to form an integral baseboard
Flash Gas 0 likes
Instant evaporation of liquid refrigerant in evaporator, cooling the remaining liquid refrigerant to the sought after evaporation temperature
Flash Point 0 likes
Temperature where material discharges enough flammable vapor to ignite quickly when exposed to a flame under pre-set conditions
Flash Set 0 likes
Swift development of rigidity in a mixed Portland cement paste, mortar, or concrete; normally with the evolution of significant heat, the rigidity can’t be dissipated and the plasticity can’t be retrieved without adding water; also called Quick Set or Grab Set
Flash Weld 0 likes
Resistance weld in which mating parts are brought together under intense pressure as a strong electrical current is passed through the joint for welding
Flashing 0 likes
Sheet metal or other impervious material employed in roofing and wall creation in order to protect a building from water exposure
Uneven appearance on surfaces where coating dries with spotty variations of color or gloss
Flashing Block 0 likes
Metal flashing employed to block a parapet wall and to stop roof leaks around these walls in masonry
Flashing Cement1 like
flashing cement
Plastic mixture of cutback bitumen, mineral stabilizers, asbestos or other inorganic fibers for reinforcement; with a solvent, employed as an adhesive
Flashing, Roof1 like
flashing, roof
See Roof Flashing
Flashing, Step 0 likes
See Step Flashing
Flashing, Through-Wall 0 likes
See Through-Wall Flashing
Flat Arch1 like
flat arch
An arch or span made with a flat top and bottom; steel angle iron is generally employed to help support it
Flat Asphalt 0 likes
Roofing asphalt that softens at approximately l70° F (77° C)
Flat Finish 1 like
Dull finish without gloss
Flat Head Screwdriver1 like
flat head screwdriver
See Slotted Screwdriver
Flat Head Wood Screw (FHWS)1 like
flat head wood screw
A wood screw that has a countersunk head flush with the surface
Flat Mill 0 likes
Grinding mill employed to grind paint pigments; it consists of two stones, the lower revolves and the upper is stationary
Flat Mold 0 likes
Thin wood strips mounted above the butt seam of cabinet skins
Flat Paint1 like
flat paint
An interior paint with a large percentage of pigment that dries to a flat, dull finish
Flat Seam 0 likes
A sheet metal roofing seam created flat against the roof’s surface
Flat Slab 0 likes
Reinforced concrete slab that spans two directions to supporting columns without any beams or girders; a 2-way slab supported only at corners
Flat Stretcher Course 0 likes
A brick course of stretchers set on edge, exposing their flat sides on the surface or face of the wall
Flat Trowel1 like
flat trowel
Employed with the hawk for moving mortar from the mortarboard to the wall or other vertical surfaces; often employed for spreading pure cement on finished floor coats, spreading mortar on floor surfaces before the tiles set, or to finish a freshly poured concrete floor
Flat Varnish 0 likes
Varnish that dries with less gloss, made by adding materials such as silica, wax, or metallic soaps
Flat Wall Paint1 like
flat wall paint
Interior paint designed to produce a lusterless finish
Flat Washer2 likes
flat washer
A washer that positions under a bolt head or a nut to disperse the load, stop loosening, and protect the surface
Flat-Grained Wood 0 likes
Lumber sawed parallel to the pith and roughly tangential to the growth rings; the annual growth rings are at an angle less than 45 degrees with the surface
Flatplate Collector 1 like
The most common and frequently-employed collector in a solar system; the most visible part of a solar system on the roof or in the yard; device that converts sunlight to heat on a plane usually made of metal or plastic; a heat transfer liquid flows through the collector to move heat that will be used or stored
Flattening Agent 0 likes
Usually a metallic soap employed in varnishes and lacquers to decrease the gloss or provide a rubbed appearance; also called Flatting Agent
Flattening Oil 0 likes
A varnish-like substance composed of thickened oil dissolved in a thinner that transforms paste paint to a flat paint; also known as Flatting Oil
Flatting 0 likes
Gloss reduction in coating film
Flatting Agent 0 likes
See Flattening Agent
Flatting Oil 0 likes
See Flattening Oil
Flatwork 0 likes
Concrete floor, driveway, basement, or sidewalk
Flecks 0 likes
See Wood Rays
Flemish Bond 0 likes
A brick bond with headers and stretchers alternating in every course laid to consistently break joints; each header is positioned in the middle of the stretchers in courses above and beneath it
Flemish Cross Bond 0 likes
A brick bond with alternate courses of Flemish headers and stretcher courses; the headers are directly above each other and the alternate stretcher courses cross over one another
Flemish Garden Bond 0 likes
Brick bond where bricks are positioned so each course has a header for every 3 or 4 stretchers
Flex1 like
flex
Flexible electrical conduit
Flexibility 0 likes
Capable of conforming or bending
Capability of an asphalt pavement structure to conform to the foundation settlement; flexibility of the asphalt paving mixture is usually improved with large asphalt content
Flexible 0 likes
Not stiff; bendable, the antithesis of rigid
Flexible Conduit 0 likes
Electrical conduit constructed of a spiral metallic strip
Flexible Cord1 like
flexible cord
A flexible insulated electrical cable with a plug at one or either end employed to connect an appliance or other fixture to a receptacle without tangling
Flexible Coupling 0 likes
A mechanical connection adapting to poor alignment between moving parts
Flexible Ductwork 0 likes
Flexible ductwork produced in various diameters, made from spiral wire covered in plastic and insulated, employed to move air in heating, cooling and ventilating systems
Flexible Wiring1 like
flexible wiring
Electrical wiring allowing motion from expansion, contraction, vibration, or rotation
Flexural Strength 1 like
Characteristic of a material or structural part describing its ability to resist failure during bending
Resistance of a specific sample size of a gypsum board to failure due to a transverse load
Flexure Formula 0 likes
A formula defining values for the design of parts or elements that may have to bend
Flint Paper 1 like
Affordable abrasive paper grayish-white in color with a short life cycle
Flitch-Sliced Veneer 0 likes
A thin sheet of wood cut by passing a block of wood vertically against a long, sharp blade
Float 1 like
Apparatus or tool for surface smoothing, employed by plasterers and concrete masons
Sum of money exceeding daily needs
Float Coat 0 likes
Final mortar coat over which the neat, pure, or skim coat is applied
Float Finish 0 likes
A finish coat roughened by aggregate material in plaster mortar
Float Glass 0 likes
Glass sheet made by cooling a layer of liquid glass on a molten tin bath
Float Strip 0 likes
A strip of wood approximately ¼ inch thick and 1-1/4 inch wide; also a guide to line up mortar surfaces
Float Switch1 like
float switch
An electrical switch triggered by the rise or fall of a float in liquid
Float Trap 0 likes
Floating apparatus in a plumbing fixture which regulates a valve to stop sewer air gases from escaping through the fixture
Float Valve1 like
float valve
Valve which functions by a sphere or pan floating on a liquid, controlling its level
Floating 0 likes
The stage before the last one in concrete work, smoothing off the job and bringing water to the surface by employing a hand or bull float
Floating Angle 1 like
Applying gypsum board, allowing structural movement in interior corners
Floating Edge 0 likes
An edge indirectly above a framing member and unsupported in gypsum board installation
Floating Joint 0 likes
Condition where the butt joint is not directly above framing member in gypsum board installation; floating joints should be back-blocked
Floating Wall 0 likes
Non-bearing wall constructed on a concrete floor so that the bottom two horizontal plates compress or pull apart if the concrete floor moves up or down; typically constructed on basements and garage slabs
Floc1 like
floc
Gel-like substance produced when coagulant, typically alum, combines with suspended alkaline particles in pool water and precipitates
Flocculate 1 like
Form masses; particles suspended in water aggregate into clumps that sink or can be removed by filtering
Flocculating Agent 1 like
Compound that accumulates finely suspended particles
Flocculent 0 likes
Have a fluffy or woolly appearance; woolly mass of solid precipitate produced in a liquid by a chemical reaction
Flock Finish 0 likes
Finish produced by spraying or sifting fibers of short wool, silk, and rayon fibers onto an adhesive surface
Flocked Carpet 1 like
One level velvety pile carpet made of short fibers entrenched on adhesive backing
Flocked Paper2 likes
flocked paper
Wallpaper coated and covered in flocking
Flocking 0 likes
Very small or powdered fiber producing a velvety design on a surface
Flococoating 0 likes
Finishing by applying finishing material on an article with a hose, the remainder draining into a tank
Flood 0 likes
A very large amount of water that has overflowed from a source such as a river or a broken pipe onto a previously dry area
Flood Coat 0 likes
Top bitumen layer of a built-up roofing membrane typically aggregate surfaced; flood coat applied correctly is poured to a weight of 60 pounds per square for asphalt and to a weight of 75 pounds per square for coal-tar pitch
Flood Lamp1 like
flood lamp
A robust source of artificial light projecting a wide-ranging beam
Flood Level Rim 0 likes
See Flood Rim
Flood Rim 1 like
The highest point water can reach in a plumbing fixture with no overflow; also called Flood Level Rim
Flooded System 0 likes
Refrigeration system where liquid refrigerant permeates most of the evaporator
Flooded System, High-Side Float 0 likes
Refrigerating system which has a high-side float refrigerant control
Flooded System, Low-Side Float 0 likes
Refrigerating system which has a low-side float refrigerant control
Floodlight1 like
floodlight
A wide-ranging beam’s artificial lighting
Floodplain 0 likes
Level land that may be underwater in times of flood
Floor 0 likes
Flat horizontal part of a room on which people walk
Floor Box1 like
floor box
Electrical metal box fed by conduits under or in the floor, to make provisions for a floor outlet
Floor Brick 0 likes
Smooth solid brick employed for finished floor surfaces because it is resistant to abrasion
Floor Closer1 like
floor closer
A closing apparatus fitted in the floor beneath a door
Floor Contractor 0 likes
A floor contractor, otherwise known as a flooring contractor, is an individual or organization who installs, fixes and maintains floor surfaces in residences and commercial properties. Some specialize in materials such as vinyl and linoleum.  Others use laminate, hardwood, and other wood materials.
Floor Deck 0 likes
Sheet steel with fluted or ribbed qualities, spanning between supports usually joists or beams to reinforce the floor system and loads
Floor Drain1 like
floor drain
Drain in a floor attached to the plumbing system to take away undesirable water from an area
Opening in a concrete floor attached to a trap that receives seepage from indirect waste
Floor Finish 0 likes
Floor’s stain, polish, or wax
Floor Finishing 0 likes
Final sanding, color, and sealing of wooden flooring
Floor Grating 0 likes
Open grid of structural metal bars
Floor Hardener 0 likes
Chemical solution applied to concrete floors to shield from wear
Floor Hinge 0 likes
A pivot hinge and closing apparatus in the floor or in the bottom of the door; only spring, or may be aided by liquid control
Floor Joist 0 likes
A support beam, typically parallel to other beams forming a structural floor system; floor sheathing can then be added and secured
Floor Level 0 likes
In any building, a floor’s elevation
Floor Masonry 0 likes
Molded masonry units like stone, ceramic brick, tile or concrete employed for finished flooring
Floor Mat2 likes
floor mat
Coarsely woven or plaited fabric made to cover a section of flooring
Floor Mat Frame 0 likes
Frame, generally metal, to accommodate a floor mat and anchor the mat to the floor
Floor Molding 0 likes
Trimming where the wall and floor meet
Floor Mounted Bench1 like
floor mounted bench
A work surface with floor-mounted support legs
Floor Mounted Transformer 0 likes
Transformer with its supports secured to the floor as a precaution against vibration and movement
Floor Mud 0 likes
Mortar without lime employed to float horizontal surfaces; also called Deck Mud
Floor Patch 0 likes
Material employed to fix floor damage
Floor Pedestal 0 likes
A component, like a short pier, employed as a floor system’s base
Floor Plate 0 likes
Metal plate featuring a non-skid design on one side to build industrial floors, platforms, stairs, and landings
Floor Price 0 likes
The lowest amount of money a knowledgeable seller would accept to sell or lease property
Floor Removal 0 likes
Demolishing and removing an old floor system
Floor Safe1 like
floor safe
Place or receptacle secured in a floor to store valuables
Floor Sink 1 like
A small sink, normally 12 inches by 12 inches, set in the floor to take in drainage
Floor Slab 1 like
Reinforced concrete section employed as flooring
Floor Tile, Clay1 like
floor tile, clay
See Clay FloorTile
Floor Varnish 0 likes
Varnish for floor application
Floor Wax1 like
floor wax
Substance applied onto flooring for sealing and protecting, and can be polished to create a shiny surface
Floor, Access 0 likes
See Access Floor
Floor, Gym 1 like
See Gym Floor
Floor, Industrial Wood 3 likes
See Industrial Wood Floor
Floor, Level 0 likes
See Level Floor
Floor, Terrazzo 0 likes
See Terrazzo Floor
Floor, Tile1 like
floor tile
See Tile Floor
Floorboard 0 likes
A flooring board
Flooring1 like
flooring
Material that creates a surface for floors such as carpeting, linoleum, wood, or sheet vinyl
Flooring, Marble 0 likes
See Marble Flooring
Flow 0 likes
Self-leveling measure
Flow After Suction 0 likes
Mortar flow measured after subjecting it to a vacuum created by a head of two inches of mercury
Flow Gradient 1 like
Drainage way slope defined by the elevation and distance of the inlet and outlet, then by volume and velocity
Flow Meter1 like
flow meter
Device employed for measuring volume of velocity of fluid motion
Flow of Mortar 0 likes
Measure of mortar consistency, sometimes called the Initial Flow, defined on the flow table in ASTM C 230; use of the flow table and calculation methods of the flow are described in Section 9 of ASTM C 109
Flowing Varnish 0 likes
Varnish designed to yield a smooth shiny surface without polishing or rubbing
Flue1 like
flue
Large pipe or opening for smoke and combustion-related debris from a furnace, stove, water heater or fireplace; opening in a chimney where smoke escapes; normally double-walled, galvanized sheet metal pipe, however fireplace flue pipes are generally triple-walled
Flue Collar1 like
flue collar
Round metal ring fitting surrounding the heat flue pipe after the pipe passes out of the roof
Flue Damper 0 likes
An automatic door in the flue that shuts it off when the burner is turned off; designed to lessen heat loss up the flue from the warm furnace or boiler
Flue Liner 0 likes
Heat-resistant firebrick or fire clay materials that line a chimney
Flue Lining 0 likes
2-foot round or square lengths of fire clay or terra-cotta pipe made in flue sizes employed for the inner lining of chimneys with brick or masonry work on the exterior; Chimney flue linings span from one foot under the flue connection to the top of the chimney
Fluffing 0 likes
Lint and fuzz on newly installed carpet which stops once the carpet has been used; also called Shedding
Fluid 1 like
A liquid or gaseous substance whose particles move and change location without a mass separation
Fluid Adjusting Screw 0 likes
A spray gun’s screw that controls the increments of fluid entering the gun
Fluid Applied Elastomer 0 likes
Elastomeric material, fluid at ambient temperature, and dries or cures after application, creating a continuous membrane
Fluid Applied Roof 1 like
Roof covered with an asphalt-based liquid
Fluid Applied Roof Membrane 0 likes
Roof membrane applied in one or more coats of a liquid that cures it, making it impervious
Fluid Flow 0 likes
Spray gun flow measurement with atomizing air turned off
Fluid Hose 0 likes
Specifically-designed hose for paint materials; commonly black
Fluid Nozzle1 like
fluid nozzle
Spray gun fluid tip having an opening; a needle and tip combination
Fluorescent Fixture1 like
fluorescent fixture
Lighting device that has a tubular electric lamp with a coating of fluorescent material on its inner surface, and has mercury vapor
Fluorescent Lamp Starter2 likes
fluorescent lamp starter
See Ballast
Fluorescent Lighting1 like
fluorescent lighting
A fluorescent lamp is a gas-filled glass tube with a phosphorous coating on the inside and two pins projecting from each end; when the gas is ionized by electricity, the phosphor coating glows
Fluorescent Paint1 like
fluorescent paint
Luminous paint that glows only when triggered by ultraviolet or black light
Fluorite 0 likes
Fluorspar, CaF2 employed as a source of fluorine for fluxing glasses and glazes
Flush 0 likes
Adjacent surfaces in the same plane, or even with each other
Removal of solid debris or fluids from refrigeration system parts by discharging them into the atmosphere with refrigerant or other fluids
Water closet or urinal valve control
Flush Bolt1 like
flush bolt
A door bolt when applied is flush with the face or edge of the door
Flush Bushing, Copper1 like
flush bushing copper
A threaded pipe fitting connecting two pipes with different diameters to create a continuous smooth copper surface
Flush Cabinet Construction 1 like
A way of building cabinets where the door and drawer fronts are flush with the face frame
Flush Door1 like
flush door
A smooth door without protrusions
Flush Molding 0 likes
A piece of trim secured flat onto or flush with a wall, sometimes employed as a divider or chair rail
Flush Tank1 like
flush tank
A toilet’s water cistern or tank, providing flushing water
Flush Valve1 like
flush valve
Regulated water valve at a urinal or toilet that provides flushing water directly from a high pressure water pipe
Flushometer1 like
flushometer
High pressure flush valve for a urinal or toilet
Fluted Column 0 likes
Column having vertical, ornamental, and semi-circular channeled shafts
Flux 0 likes
A substance encouraging fusion in a ceramic mixture
Magnetic field density
Chemical employed when brazing, soldering, or welding to stop the production oxides when heat is added
Fusible material employed in welding or oxygen cutting to dissolve and enhance removal of oxides or other unwanted substances
Fly Ash 0 likes
Extremely fine ash produced by burning pulverized coal; with more than 90 percent silica content, it can be employed as pozzolan in concrete, enhancing the concrete by adding cement paste volume
Fly Gallery 1 like
The space above a theater stage where props are suspended
Flying Formwork 0 likes
Large slab formwork sections transported with a crane
FM 0 likes
Factory Mutual
FNMA 1 like
Federal National Mortgage Association
Foam Concrete 0 likes
See Cellular Concrete
Foam Extinguisher1 like
foam extinguisher
Extinguisher releasing foam chemicals to put out fires
Foam Gasket 1 like
Joint-sealing item composed of rubber or plastic foam strips
Foam Leak Detector 0 likes
Soap bubbles or special foaming liquids brushed over joints and connections to better find leaks
Foam Plaster Base 0 likes
Rigid foam backing serving as a plaster base
Foamed Concrete 0 likes
Concrete lightened and made cellular by including prepared foam or by generating gas in the soft mixture
Foamglass Insulation 0 likes
Thermal insulation in boards or blocks that have a low fire hazard rating
FOB 0 likes
Free On Board; no charge for delivery; FOB Jobsite indicates material costs include the cost of delivery to jobsite
Focal Depth 0 likes
Depth of the earthquake focus under ground level
Focus 1 like
Origin point of an earthquake; the point where the rupture occurs; synonymous with hypocenter
Fog Curing 0 likes
Storage of concrete in a moist room where the desired high humidity is accomplished by the atomization of fresh water; applying atomized fresh water to concrete, mortar, stucco, or plaster.
Fogging 1 like
Misting
Foil1 like
foil
Metal pressed into a thin sheet
Cusped element in Gothic tracery
Foil Back 1 like
See Foil Backed Gypsum Board
Foil Backed Gypsum Board 0 likes
Gypsum board with aluminum foil affixed to its back surface to retard vapor and insulate thermally; also called Foil Back
Folded Plate 0 likes
Shell structure produced by flat, thin slabs joining along their edges creating a three dimensional spatial structure
Folding Door1 like
Folding Door
Door with hinged leaves, frequently supplied with a ceiling or floor track
Folding Stair 0 likes
A hinged stair, attached to and hidden in the ceiling that is raised and lowered
Font 0 likes
Receptacle for baptismal or holy water in a church
Food Preparation 0 likes
Preparing food for cooking and consumption
Food Service Equipment 0 likes
Appliances, fixtures, and materials employed in the serving and cooking of large amounts of food
Foot 0 likes
Unit of length equivalent to 12 inches or 30.48 centimeters
Foot Grille 0 likes
Metal grating normally located in the floor near a building entrance to enable scraping of dirt, ice, and snow from shoes before entering the building
Foot-Candle 0 likes
Light furnished by one lumen of luminous flux, dispersed uniformly over one square foot
Foot-Pound 0 likes
Work done by a force of one pound moving the distance of one foot in the force’s direction; equivalent to about 0.04 joules
Footer, Footing 1 like
Continuous 8 inches or 10 inches thick concrete pad previously installed that reinforces the foundation wall or monopost; a rectangular concrete masonry section that is wider than the bottom of the foundation wall or pier that it supports
Footing Drain 0 likes
Drain surrounding the perimeter of a building, at the footings, to enable water to move away from the building
Drain at the footing of a retaining wall to reduce hydrostatic pressure that could cause the wall to collapse
Footing Excavation 1 like
Temporary removal of earth for footing installation
Footing Form 0 likes
A wood or steel structure, positioned around the footing that keeps the concrete in the desired shape and size; also called Footing Formwork
Footing Formwork 0 likes
See Footing Form
Footing Reinforcing 0 likes
Positioning of metal or steel bars in a freshly poured or placed concrete footing for reinforcement
Footprint 0 likes
Outline of a building to determine compliance with planning and zoning laws; employed in site planning
Foots 0 likes
Dregs; settlings in vegetable oils
Force 0 likes
Energy applied on matter causing motion; size, direction and point of application are all relevant when defining a force
Force Account 0 likes
Construction work on a material and time basis
Force Majeure 0 likes
An unexpected overwhelming event
Force-Feed Oiling 1 like
Lubrication system which uses a pump to force oil to surfaces of parts in motion
Forced Air 0 likes
Air transferred from a furnace or air conditioner by a fan
Forced Air Furnace 0 likes
A device with a heat exchanger and ventilating fan providing hot air for space heating
Forced Air Heating 0 likes
Regular form of heating with natural gas, propane, oil or electricity as a fuel; Air is heated in the furnace and distributed via metal ducts to different areas of the building
Forced Convection 0 likes
Motion of fluid by mechanical force such as pumps or fans
Forced Draft 0 likes
Combustion air forced through the boiler up the stack by a blower in the burner section in a boiler
Forced Drying 0 likes
Hastening drying by using above ambient temperature via an oven, infrared lamp, or another source of heat
Foreclosure 0 likes
A legal procedure for selling a mortgaged property in debt to retrieve the debt
Foreman 0 likes
An experienced employee who usually supervises a crew
Forensic Architecture 0 likes
Applying of architecture, construction facts, and scientific methods to construction and legal challenges
Forensic Engineering 0 likes
Applying engineering, construction facts and scientific methods to construction and legal challenges
Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) 1 like
U.S. Forest Service, Mailstop: 1111, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250, Tel: (800) 832-13555, URL: www.fs.fed.us/
Forge 0 likes
Furnace or hearth for refining or melting metal; furnace where metal is heated then wrought
Forged 0 likes
Produced by hammering and heating
Forged Eyebolt1 like
forged eyebolt
A heavy metal bolt containing an eye at its end that may be employed as a fastening device
Forged Steel 0 likes
Wrought steel
Fork Lift 0 likes
A vehicle with a horizontal fork in front to lift and transfer loads; a fork lift truck
Form 0 likes
Temporary structure that contains concrete during placing and initial hardening
Form Deck 0 likes
Thin, corrugated steel decking acting as permanent formwork for a reinforced concrete deck
Form Fabric 0 likes
Welded-wire fabric employed to strengthen concrete while it sets and gains enough strength to support itself
Form Lacquer 1 like
Thin lacquer employed to coat concrete forms, preventing concrete from sticking to the forms
Form Oil 0 likes
Oil spread on the interior surface of formwork, facilitating easy release from the concrete when forms are removed
Form Release 0 likes
Substance applied to concrete forms, facilitating stripping after pouring
Form Tie 0 likes
A steel rod with fasteners on its ends, employed to keep the formwork for a concrete wall together
Form-Fit Area 0 likes
See Free Form
Form, Slab 0 likes
See Slab Form
Formica 0 likes
Brand name and trademark for laminated plastic products employed for surface finish on millwork or cabinets
Formica Partition 1 like
A dividing wall finished with an external layer of Formica
Forming 0 likes
Installation of wooden forms to accept reinforcing steel and concrete
Molding or shaping of ceramic ware
Formwork 0 likes
See Form
Fossil Fuel 0 likes
A natural fuel such as coal, gas, or petroleum produced from the remains of living organisms
Fossil Resin 1 like
Natural or earth type resins that derive properties through aging in the ground
Foundation 0 likes
The supporting part of a structure under the first floor construction including the footings; the part of a building that transfers structural loads from the building into the earth
Foundation Backfill 0 likes
Earthen material moved during excavation and replaced around the built foundation
Foundation Block 0 likes
Masonry block employed for foundation work, generally thicker than standard block
Foundation Investigation 0 likes
See Geotechnical Investigation
Foundation Mat 0 likes
A grid of reinforcement steel intended for concrete foundations
Foundation Reinforcing 1 like
Positioning of metal or steel bars in a freshly poured or placed concrete foundation for reinforcement
Foundation Resin 0 likes
Piping surrounding the base of a building that collects water and conveys it to a drainage system
Foundation Soil 1 like
See Subgrade
Foundation Ties 0 likes
Metal wires securing the foundation wall panels and rebar in position during the concrete pour
Foundation Vent1 like
foundation vent
Screened opening under the floor line, creating natural ventilation to foundation crawl spaces
Foundation Wall 0 likes
The part of a load-bearing wall below the level of the adjacent grade or under the first tier of floor beams or joists, which transfers the superimposed load to the footing and earth
Foundation Waterproofing 0 likes
Employed for below-grade exterior concrete and masonry wall damp-proofing to keep out moisture and prevent corrosion; black tar appearance
Foundry 0 likes
Workshop for casting metals
Fountain1 like
fountain
Water jets spouting for decorative purposes, or for drinking
Natural water spring
Fountain, Wash1 like
wash fountain
See Wash Fountain
Four Dimensional 0 likes
Four dimensions consisting of elements requiring four coordinates to determine them; for example, the space-time continuum
Four Pole Motor 0 likes
1800 rpm, 60 Hz electric synchronous speed motor
Fourth Dimension 0 likes
Time, height, width, and depth
Foyer 0 likes
A lobby; entrance hallway
FPL 0 likes
Forest Products Laboratory
Fraction 0 likes
A numerical quantity that is not a whole number, as in 3/4 or 2/3; a number expressed as one number divided by another; the upper number is the numerator and the lower number is the denominator
Part of a mixture separated by distillation
Fracture 0 likes
A break, normally resulting in actual separation of the material; in structures, result of tension failure; see Crack
Frame 0 likes
A confining border like a picture frame
Rough structure of a building, such as interior and exterior walls, floor, roof, and ceilings
To combine or build large assemblies from smaller parts
A structural system made of relatively long, prismatic parts secured together
Surrounding woodwork, such as around windows or doors
Frame High 0 likes
To place brickwork to the top of a door or window frame; the lintel is then positioned across the opening and rests on the brickwork on either side of the frame
Frame Inspection 0 likes
Inspecting a building’s structural integrity and its compliance to local municipal codes
Frame, Balloon 3 likes
See Balloon Frame
Frame, Braced 1 like
See Braced Frame
Frame, Door3 likes
See Door Frame
Frame, Ductile Moment Resisting Space 0 likes
See Ductile Moment Resisting Space Frame
Frame, Moment Resisting 1 like
See Moment Resisting Frame
Frame, Platform2 likes
platform frame
See Platform Frame
Framed Connection 0 likes
Connection capable of resisting moments
A shear connection between steel members constructed with steel angles or plates connecting to the web of the beam or girder
Framer 0 likes
The carpenter contractor who installs the lumber and installs the frame, flooring system, interior walls, backing, trusses, rafters, decking, beams, stairs, soffits and all work pertaining to the wood structure of the building; the framer constructs the building according to the blueprints and complies with local building codes and regulations
Framing 1 like
Lumber employed for the structural components of a building, such as joists, rafters, and studs; rough wooden skeleton of a building, including interior and exterior walls, floor, roof, and ceilings
Framing Lumber 0 likes
Wood components of framing systems
Framing Member 0 likes
The stud, plate, joist, or furring part to which the external and internal surfacing materials attach; generally consists of wood or metal
Framing, Ceiling 0 likes
See Ceiling Framing
Framing, Door1 like
See Door Framing
Framing, Roof 0 likes
See Roof Framing
Framing, Timber 0 likes
See Timber Framing
Framing, Wall 0 likes
See Wall Framing
Franchise Tax Board 0 likes
A department of the California state government that deals with taxes from individuals and businesses
Fraud 1 like
An erroneous statement of fact with an intention to deceive
Free and Clear 0 likes
Real property with no liens or encumbrances
Free Body Diagram 0 likes
A diagram where an element of the structure is isolated from its surroundings and the effect of its surroundings is displayed only as forces; see Vector
Free Form 0 likes
Non-rectangular floor area in a department store or salon, not limited by walls; sometimes called Form-Fit Area
Free Water 0 likes
All water contained by gypsum board, concrete, mortar, or plaster more than that which is held as water of crystallization
Freeboard 0 likes
Distance between pool water surface and deck level
Freeform 0 likes
Freely adapted pool shape
Freehand Floating 0 likes
Applying wall mortar without guide screeds; employed by specialists when setting glass mosaic murals
Freeway 0 likes
See Expressway
Freeze-Up 1 like
Ice formation in the refrigerant control device which can obstruct the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator
Frost formation on an evaporator which may obstruct the airflow through the evaporator
See Frozen
Freezer1 like
freezer
A refrigerated cabinet or room for preserving food at very low temperatures.
Freezer Alarm1 like
freezer alarm
A buzzer in freezers that activates an alarm when the freezer temperature become unsafe
Freezer Burn 0 likes
Occurs when food has not been properly wrapped, has frozen and is now hard, dry, and discolored
Freezing 0 likes
Change of state from a liquid to a solid
Freezing Point 1 like
Temperature at which a liquid solidifies when heat is removed; Water’s freezing temperature is 32° F (O° C) at atmospheric pressure
Freight Elevator 0 likes
A hoisting device lifting or lowering cargo
Freight-In 0 likes
Merchandising account recording the transportation costs on purchases made by the buyer
Freize Carpet 0 likes
A rough, nubby carpet with tightly twisted yarns; carpet with pile of uncut loops or a mixture of cut and uncut loops
Freize Yarn 0 likes
A closely twisted yarn that provides a rough, nubby appearance to the pile; used in plain colors, also creates designs against plain grounds to yield an engraved appearance
French Curve1 like
french curve
A transparent plastic drafter’s implement employed for drawing curves
French Door1 like
french door
A door with rectangular glass panes extending to its full length
French Drain 0 likes
A trench filled with gravel intended to transfer intercepted underground drainage
French Polishing 0 likes
High-grade wood finish made by applying shellac or French varnish with a cloth pad, then linseed oil as a lubricant to stop the pad from adhering
French Process Zinc Oxide 0 likes
Zinc oxide pigment produced from metallic zinc; sometimes called indirect process; see American Process Zinc Oxide
French Window 0 likes
A pair of casement windows reaching the floor
Freon1 like
freon
Trade name for a family of synthetic chemical refrigerants
Freon-12 0 likes
Dichlorodifluoromethane
Frequency 0 likes
Rate of occurrence
The rate of recurrence of a oscillation, vibration, or cycle; the number of repetitions in a given time, such as per second; one vibration per second is one hertz
Frequency Meter 0 likes
A device measuring vibrations in cycles per second
Fresco 0 likes
Painting on fresh plaster using water-based pigments
Fresh Water 0 likes
Water with a specific conductivity less than a solution containing 6,000 parts per million of sodium chloride
Fret 0 likes
An ornamental pattern made with interlaced designs
Fret Saw1 like
fret saw
A fine-toothed saw with its narrow blade under tension, generally utilized for sawing curves
Fretwork 0 likes
Decorative openwork designs in woodwork as made by a fretsaw
Any ornamental openwork or work in relief in masonry
Friable Asbestos 0 likes
Materials that have more than one percent asbestos, and can be crumbled, pulverized, or turned into powder by hand pressure
Friction 0 likes
When materials rub against each other; tangential surface resistance between two bodies in contact
Friction Catch 0 likes
When engaged in a strike, any catch that is held in the engaged position by friction
Friction Connection 0 likes
Two or more structural parts clamped together by strong bolts with enough force that the loads on the members are transferred between them by friction along their mating surfaces
Friction Hinge1 like
friction hinge
A hinge that holds a door at any desired angle of opening by friction control as in the hinge’s knuckle
Friction Loss 0 likes
Loss in efficiency as a result of friction
Friction Pile 0 likes
A pile calculated to carry its entire load by skin friction, ignoring any contribution of direct bearing on its point
Frictional Soil 0 likes
A soil, such as sand, which is non-cohesive
Frieze 0 likes
Horizontal member connecting the top of the siding with the cornice’s soffit in house construction
Frigidarium 0 likes
Room with the cold bath in Roman baths
Fringe Benefits 0 likes
Benefits paid for by an employer in addition to basic wages; includes vacations, sick time, health care, retirement, and disability insurance
Frit 0 likes
The totally or partly fused materials glass is made from
Ground-up glass employed as a base for glaze or enamel
Fritted Glass 0 likes
Float glass with crushed glass melted on its surface, used for the screening out glare, curbing solar gain, and supplying various levels of opacity and color
Fritted Glaze 0 likes
Glaze where part or all of the fluxing constituents are already fused
Froe1 like
froe
A cleaving tool that splits blocks of wood into shingles or barrel staves
Frog 1 like
A loop on a belt to hold an implement
A mechanical device enabling train wheels on a track to cross over an intersecting track
See Panel
Front Door Lock 0 likes
A lock installed in a front door
Front End Loader 0 likes
A tractor or bulldozer with a bucket that operates from the front
Front End Loading 0 likes
Fraudulent practice where a contractor’s distorts the schedule of values so that work done early in the contract has greater values than later work getting paid before earning the pay; also called Unbalancing the Schedule of Values
Front Money 0 likes
Cash needed to pay the property development costs before financing can be organized
Front Yard 0 likes
Area between a structure and its front property line
Frost 0 likes
A thin covering of ice on a cold surface
Soil that is frozen
Frost Control Semiautomatic 1 like
See Semiautomatic Frost Control
Frost Control, Automatic 0 likes
See Automatic Frost Control
Frost Control, Manual 0 likes
See Manual Frost Control
Frost Free Refrigerator1 like
frost free refrigerator
Refrigerated cabinet that functions with an automatic defrost during every cycle
Frost Lid 0 likes
Round metal lid mounted on a water meter pit
Frost Line 0 likes
The depth of frost penetration in soil; varies in different parts of the country; footings should be placed under it to prevent movement
Frost Proof Tile 0 likes
Tile produced for locations where freezing and thawing occur
Frosting Type Evaporator 0 likes
Refrigerating system maintaining the evaporator at frosting temperatures during all cycle phases
Frothing 0 likes
Foaming
Frozen 0 likes
The solid state of water
Machine parts seized due to insufficient lubrication; also called Freeze-Up
Frozen Food Case1 like
frozen food case
A storage unit freezing or preserving foods at freezing temperatures
FRP 0 likes
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic
Fryer, Kitchen 0 likes
See Kitchen Fryer
FS 1 like
Federal Specifications
FTI 0 likes
Facing Tile Institute
Fuel 0 likes
A substance burned to provide release energy in the form of heat
Fuel Oil 0 likes
Oil employed for fuel in furnaces and engines
Kerosene or any hydrocarbon oil having a flash point no less than 100° F (38° C)
Fugitive Colors 0 likes
Non-permanent colors and subject to fading
Fulcrum 0 likes
Fixed point of support where a lever pivots
Full Fillet Weld 0 likes
A fillet weld whose size is equivalent to the thickness of the thinner part
Full Header 0 likes
A brick course consisting entirely of headers
Full Load Torque 0 likes
The maximum torque delivered with no overheating in an electric motor
Full Mopping 0 likes
Mopping layer entirely coating the surface with hot bitumen in roofing
Full-Cell Process 0 likes
A process for curing wood with preservatives or chemicals; a vacuum removes air from the wood before preservative is added
Full-Depth Asphalt Pavement 0 likes
The term Full-Depth, registered by The Asphalt Institute at the U. S. Patent Office, certifies that the pavement has asphalt mixtures for all courses above the subgrade or improved subgrade; laid directly on the prepared subgrade
Fullers Earth 0 likes
Clay mineral lacking plasticity and employed as an adsorbent and filter
Fully Adhered 0 likes
Roof membrane fully mopped to the substrate
Fume Hood1 like
fume hood
A ventilated laboratory enclosure for removing fumes
Functional 0 likes
Practical; utilitarian
Functional Obsolescence 0 likes
Loss of value of real property caused by outdated features or poor design
Fungi 0 likes
See Fungus
Fungi Resistance 0 likes
The ability of material to endure fungal growth and their metabolic products under normal conditions
Fungicide1 like
fungicide
A substance that kills fungi or constrains their growth
Fungus (pl. Fungi) 0 likes
Saprophytic and parasitic lower plants without chlorophyll including molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms, and yeasts
Funnel1 like
funnel
A utensil with a tube at the smaller end of a hollow cone; employed for transferring liquids into a container with a small opening
Funny Papers 0 likes
A derogatory phrase employed onsite about construction drawings and specifications
Furan Grout 0 likes
Two-part grout system of furan resin hardener that fills joints between quarry tile and pavers; also called Furan Resin Grout
Furan Mortar 1 like
A two-part mortar system of furan resin and hardener employed for bonding tile to back-up material; also called Furan Resin Mortar
Furan Resin 0 likes
See Furan Plastics
Furan Resin Grout 0 likes
See Furan Grout
Furan Resin Mortar 0 likes
See Furan Mortar
Furnace1 like
furnace
Unit pulling in cool air from a space, passing the air through a heating combustion or electric chamber, then returning it to the original space; heat system distributing air
Furnace, Central Warm Air 1 like
Device that distributes heated air through ducts to distant or adjacent areas of the building
Furnish 0 likes
To provide what is necessary
Raw materials to make paper pulp
To provide furniture
Furnishings 0 likes
Items, especially furniture inside a building to enhance comfort or usefulness
Furred Ceiling 0 likes
A ceiling with spacer elements, generally furring channels, round rods, or wood strips interjected between it and the above supporting structure
Furring 0 likes
Wood or metal strips that build out a surface like a studded wall
Narrow strips secured to walls and ceilings, forming a straight surface on which the lath or other finish is laid
Furring Channels 0 likes
3/4 inch cold or hot rolled steel channels employed in plaster base construction
Furring Strips 0 likes
Strips of wood employed to shim out and provide a level fastening surface for a wall or ceiling
Furring, Ceiling 0 likes
See Ceiling Furring
Furring, Channel 0 likes
See Channel Furring
Furring, Metal 0 likes
See Metal Furring
Furring, Wood 0 likes
See Wood Furring
Furrowing 0 likes
Striking a V-shaped trough in a bed of mortar
Fuse1 like
fuse
A device in older homes that prevent overloads in electrical lines and protects against fire; see also Circuit Breakers
Fused Reducer1 like
fused reducer
A pipe coupling larger at one end and attached to a length of pipe by welding
Fusel Oil 1 like
Oily liquid created when ethyl alcohol is produced by grain fermentation; only produced in small quantities
Fusible Link 0 likes
A safety device with a metal that has a low melting point inserted into a machine, boiler, or linkage that shuts off the appliance when it melts
Fusible Plug1 like
fusible plug
Plug or fitting made with a metal that melts at low temperatures; employed as a safety device to release pressure
Fusible Switch1 like
fusible switch
An electric switch with a fusible link in the wiring for an electric circuit to break the circuit by melting if there is an overload
Fusion 0 likes
Liquid or plastic state of a material due to heat
Melting to produce a union; normally the result of two or more materials interacting in welding
Fuzzing 2 likes
Temporary issue with new carpet with an irregular fuzzy appearance due to slack yarn twist, fibers snagging, or yarn breaking; can be fixed by spot shearing
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