Term Definition
GMP 0 likes
Guaranteed Maximum Price
Gneiss 0 likes
A coarse-grained high-grade metamorphic rock formed at high pressures and temperatures where light and dark mineral constituents are segregated into visible bands
Gnomon 0 likes
Rod, pin, or style on a sundial casting a shadow to indicate the time
The L shaped remainder of a parallelogram after the removal of a smaller similar parallelogram that contains one of its corners
Goggles1 like
goggles
Protective eye covering
Going Concern Concept 0 likes
Accounting assumption that businesses operate for indefinite periods
Gold 0 likes
A yellowy, malleable, ductile, high-density, precious metal resistant to chemical reaction, found in quartz veins or gravel
Gold Leaf1 like
gold leaf
Gold beaten into a very thin sheets, typically 4 to 5 millionths of an inch thick
Gold Paint1 like
gold paint
Bronze powder and bronzing liquid mixture
Golf Shelter 0 likes
A structure on a golf course to accommodate golfers in inclement weather
Gondola1 like
gondola
A flat-bottomed railroad car with no top and fixed sides used for shipping heavy construction materials and equipment
An island of shelves that enable goods at a supermarket to be displayed
Goodwill 0 likes
Additional value of a business over book value or agreed value of its net assets due to its experience and reputation
Goose Neck1 like
goose neck
A blacksmith’s tool for working with hot metals
Gothic 0 likes
12th to 16th century Western Europe architectural style highlighting pointed arches, vertical piers, vaults, and buttresses
Gothic Arch 0 likes
A pointed arch with a joint at its apex rather than a keystone
Gouge1 like
gouge
A chisel that has a concave blade
Overcharge
Grab Bar1 like
grab bar
Metal or plastic bar secured to a bathroom wall, over a bathtub, in a shower, or near a toilet as a hand hold. See Flash Set
Graben 0 likes
A long, narrow trough enclosed by one or more parallel normal faults; also known as a Rift Valley
Grad 0 likes
Metric unit of circular measurement; 400 grads is a full circle and 360 degrees
Gradall 0 likes
A hydraulic, wheel-mounted backhoe commonly employed with a wide bucket to dress earth slopes
Gradation 0 likes
Series of gradual and progressive degrees, stages, or steps
Grade 0 likes
Ground level of a structure or building, or the elevation at a given point
Dirt leveling work
Designated classification of lumber for strength and utility according to an approved lumber grading agency
A gradient
Predetermined slope for a finished floor or ramped surface
To level off a smooth horizontal or sloping surface
Grade Beam 0 likes
A foundation wall that is poured level with or just under the grade of the earth
Grade Beam Formwork 0 likes
Support system in a reinforced grade beam for freshly poured or placed concrete
Grade Beam Reinforcing 0 likes
Positioning of metal or steel bars in a concrete grade beam
Grade Mark 0 likes
The stamp on lumber specifying its grade according to the lumber grading bureau performing the inspection
Grade MW Brick 0 likes
A grade of brick employed on external walls where water permeability is not anticipated and only slight frost action is expected; MW means moderate weather
Grade NW Brick 0 likes
A grade of brick employed for back up withes or interior; NW means no weather
Grade Stake1 like
grade stake
A stake defining how much cut or fill is needed to bring the ground to a specific level
Grade SW Brick 0 likes
A grade of brick employed on external walls where water permeability and frost action are anticipated; SW means severe weather
Graded Sand 0 likes
Sand mixture with granules varying in size
Gradient 0 likes
The amount of slope of a road or railway sloping from the horizontal
The rate of temperature or pressure change when moving to different regions
Grading 0 likes
See Grade
Gradiometer 0 likes
A geophysical instrument measuring the vertical component of the earth’s magnetic field, and detecting minor variations caused by buried features
Graduated Payment Mortgage (GPM) 0 likes
A fixed-rate, fixedschedule loan starting with lower payments than a level payment loan; payments rise annually to decrease the outstanding balance. The payment increases enable the borrower to pay off a 30-year loan in 15 to 20 years, or less
Grain 0 likes
The arrangement, direction or pattern of wood fibers
Grain Alcohol 0 likes
Ethyl alcohol produced by distilling grain
Grain Raising 0 likes
Causing short fibers on the surface of bare wood to stand up by applying water
Graining 0 likes
Simulating wood grain with paint
Grainness 0 likes
Roughness of a protective film to look like grains of sand
Gram 0 likes
A metric unit for mass and weight equivalent to 1/1000 of a kilogram and almost equal to one cubic centimeter of water at its optimum density
Gram Calorie 0 likes
See Calorie
Grand Master Key1 like
grand master key
A key that operates locks in several groups, while each lock has its own master key
Grandstand Seat1 like
grandstand seat
Spectator seat in a stand at a racecourse or stadium, portable or fixed
Granite1 like
granite
Igneous rock embedded with visible crystals of quartz and feldspar.
Granite Block 0 likes
A masonry unit made of granite employed for its firmness and endurance
Granite Curb 0 likes
Street curbing produced from granite blocks
Granite Paver 0 likes
A type of igneous stone tougher and more durable than standard bricks, typically employed for driveways and patios with or without mortar
Granite Veneer 0 likes
A granite facing secured to a main structure
Granolithic Topping 0 likes
Cover layer made of an artificial stone of crushed granite and cement
Grant Deed 0 likes
A deed transferring ownership of real property
Grantee 0 likes
An individual or organization obtaining interest in property
Grantor 0 likes
An individual or organization granting, selling, or giving up interest in property
Granular Insulation 0 likes
Insulating material made of granular vermiculite or beaded styrene or perlite in hollow masonry construction
Granular Waterproofing 0 likes
Waterproofing material consisting of granular vermiculite, beaded styrene, or perlite
Granules 0 likes
Mineral or rock particles that are the size of small grains
Graph 0 likes
A diagram illustrating the relation between variable quantities, usually two variables, each measured along one of a pair of perpendicular axes
Graphics 0 likes
Representation of something in the form of pictures or images; presentation of information in diagrams and illustrations rather than as words or numbers
Graphite1 like
graphite
Black pigment consisting mainly of carbon from natural deposits, or produced from coke in an electric furnace
Grass 0 likes
Short green vegetation widely employed as ground cover; see Lawn
Grass Cloth1 like
grass cloth
A wall covering constructed from vegetable fibers, woven and laminated to paper for backing
Grass Cloth Tile 0 likes
Tile made from laminated woven vegetable fibers
Grate Cutting 0 likes
Cutting away a grate with hand implements, acetylene torch or power tools
Grate Painting 0 likes
Applying paint to provide a seal, prevent rust, or add color to a grating
Grate, Metal 0 likes
See Metal Grating
Grating1 like
grating
Framework of metal bars covering an opening
Grating Frame 0 likes
Metal frame, usually metal, containing floor grating and anchoring to floor construction
Grating Tread 0 likes
Horizontal surface of a step consisting of steel grating
Grating, Metal 0 likes
See Metal Grating
Gravel 0 likes
Small rock particles produced from natural disintegration and weathering; or mechanically crushed stone
Gravel Fill 0 likes
Gravel layered at the lowest part of an excavation site, insuring water drainage
Gravel Mulch 0 likes
A protective layer of rock particles to diminish evaporation, stop erosion, and control weeds on the ground
Gravel Roof 0 likes
A roof with layers of roofing felt for water proofing, sealed with tar or pitch and covered with a layer of gravel to further protect from wear and the sun’s rays
Gravel Stop 1 like
A metal flange or strip with a vertical lip positioned around a roof to stop loose gravel from falling off; also employed to present a finished edge in roofing
Gravity 0 likes
Force attracting a body to the core of the earth
Having weight
Gravity Furnace 0 likes
An appliance with a heat exchanger supplying hot air distributed by gravity
Gravity Ventilator1 like
gravity ventilator
A device installed in a room or building opening activated when air passes through, removing stale air and replacing it with fresh air
Gravity Wall 0 likes
A retaining wall depending on its weight to resist lateral forces of retained earth
Gray Blast Cleaning 0 likes
Commercial blast
Gray Paper 0 likes
Not sized or calendered paper employed on the back of regular gypsum board products or as the face and back paper on backing board products
Grayish 0 likes
Deficient in color intensity
Grease Trap1 like
grease trap
A device trapping and retaining the grease from wastewater and sewage
Great Calorie 0 likes
See Calorie
Green Architecture 0 likes
Design encompassing energy conservation and minimal use of fossil fuels or non-renewable resources
Green Board 0 likes
A gypsum board with tinted face paper, typically light green or blue; employed to differentiate special board types
Green Brickwork 0 likes
Brickwork with unset mortar
Green Concrete 0 likes
Concrete set but which has not cured or hardened to its final strength
Green Design 0 likes
See Green Architecture
Green Lake 0 likes
Pigment; mixture of Prussian blue and yellow lake, sold under a various trade names
Green Masonry 0 likes
Molded clay unit before it has been burned for building purposes; an uncured concrete masonry unit
Green Plaster 0 likes
Newly applied plaster that has not been dried
Green Room 0 likes
A room in a theater or studio that accommodate actors when they are not on stage
Green Wood 0 likes
Freshly sawed wood that has not been dried yet; 20 percent moisture or more
Greenfield Site 0 likes
A building site that has never been built on before; compare with Brownfield Site
Greenhouse 0 likes
A glass enclosure employed for nurturing or protecting sensitive plants
Greenhouse Effect 0 likes
Trapping of the sun’s warmth in the lower atmosphere of the earth due to an increase in carbon dioxide which is more susceptible to solar radiation from the earth
Gremlin 0 likes
A mischievous creature superstitiously made responsible for malfunctions of machinery and equipment
Grid 0 likes
The completed assemblage of main and cross tees in a suspended ceiling before the ceiling panels are installed; also decorative slats placed between glass panels
Griddle, Kitchen1 like
griddle kitchen
Flat surface where dry heat is used to cook food
Grillage 0 likes
Framework of main runner channels and furring channels for ceiling reinforcement
Grille 0 likes
Component of the ventilation system that promotes air circulation in the space by enabling air to return; a metal screen or grating that permits circulation
Grin 0 likes
Condition where backing shows through thinly spaced pile tufts; carpets may be grinned to expose the carpet construction
Grind Gauge, Hegeman 0 likes
See Hegeman Grind Gauge
Grinder, Electric1 like
grinder electric
See Electric Grinder
Grit 0 likes
An abrasive obtained from slag and similar materials
Groove 0 likes
Opening provided for a groove weld
See Dado
See Housing
See Tongue and Groove
Groove Weld 0 likes
A weld made in the groove between two parts to be joined; the standard types of groove welds are as follows: Square, Single-Vee, Single-Bevel, Single-U, Single-J, Double-Vee, Double-Bevel, Double-U, and Double-J
Gross 0 likes
Overall total excluding deductions
12 dozen; 144
Gross Building Area 0 likes
Total building area expressed in square feet
Gross Cross Sectional Area 0 likes
Area measured by overarching dimensions including voids
Gross Errors 0 likes
Errors easily detected as they are substantial in relation to their context
Gross Income 0 likes
Total income received from a real estate investment, with no deductions for loan repayment or other expenses
Gross Leasable Area 0 likes
A building’s total leasable area; the gross building area minus the un-rentable areas
Gross Multiplier 0 likes
An unreliable method of appraising the value of income property by multiplying the gross annual income by a multiplier; employed mainly in residential property
Gross Profit 0 likes
Excess of net sales over the costs of goods sold
Ground 0 likes
Electrical connection to the ground intended to carry current safely away from a circuit in the event of a fault, or a wire that makes this kind of connection
Ground Acceleration 0 likes
Acceleration of the ground as a result of earthquake forces
Ground Bus 0 likes
In a main electrical service panel, where the neutral service wire is attached to; linked to the earth by the ground wire
Ground Coat 0 likes
Coating material applied before the graining colors or glazing coat in painting
Ground Coil 0 likes
Heat exchanger buried underground; may be employed either as an evaporator or as a condenser
Ground Color 0 likes
Background color against which overlying colors produce the pattern or figure in the design
Ground Cover 0 likes
Low lying planting materials covering the ground, such as grass and ivy
See Soil Cover
Ground Displacement 0 likes
The distance ground moves from its original position in an earthquake
Ground Failure 0 likes
When the ground does not hold together such as during a landslide, mud flow, or liquefaction
Ground Fault 0 likes
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI, GFI) is an ultra sensitive plug engineered to shut off all electric current; employed in bathrooms, kitchens, exterior waterproof outlets, garage outlets, and wet areas; there is a small reset button on the plug
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)1 like
ground-fault-circuit-interrupter
Supplies power; also monitors the amount of incoming and outgoing current; whenever the entering current does not equal the departing current, indicating current leakage, the GFCI instantly opens the circuit. A faster overcurrent protection device than fuses or circuit breakers
Ground Hydrant 0 likes
A water hydrant employed when fighting fires, installed in the ground
Ground Iron 0 likes
The plumbing drain and waste lines secured beneath the basement floor; cast iron was previously employed, but black plastic pipe is now common
Ground Lease 0 likes
Land lease
Ground Movement 0 likes
All aspects of movement like acceleration, velocity, and displacement
Ground Paper 0 likes
Wallpaper with an overall background color
Ground Rent 0 likes
Rent consideration for a ground lease
Ground Rod 0 likes
A rod connecting electrical equipment and the ground
Ground Short Circuit 0 likes
Fault in an electrical circuit allowing electricity to flow into a mechanism’s metal components
Ground Wire1 like
ground wire
Electrical wire that safely conducts electricity from a structure into the ground
A wire dissipating electrostatic charge in airless spraying
Grounded 0 likes
Connected to the electrical circuit grounding conductor; also, connected to a grounding electrode meeting the requirements of the installation
Grounded Conductor 0 likes
An intentionally grounded system or circuit conductor
Grounding 0 likes
Making an electrical connection into the earth
A large conducting body like the earth, employed as a common return for an electric circuit
Grounding Clip1 like
grounding clip
A metal clipping device securing a groundingwire to a pipe or fixture
Grounding Conductor 0 likes
A conductor that grounds electrical equipment or a grounded circuit to a grounding electrode
Grounding Conductor, Common Main 0 likes
In a grounded system, the conductor connecting the circuit grounded conductor and the equipment grounding conductor to the grounding electrode
Grounding Conductor, Equipment 0 likes
A conductor connecting the grounding equipment to the service equipment enclosure
Grounding Conductor, Main 0 likes
Conductor connecting the equipment grounding conductor to the grounding electrode at the service in an ungrounded system
Grounding Locknut1 like
grounding locknut
A locknut connecting electrical equipment and a ground wire
Grounding Plug1 like
grounding plug
An electrical plug that grounds a device
Groundscraper 0 likes
A wide building consisting of offices or apartments; contrast with Skyscraper
Groundwater 0 likes
Water from an aquifer or an underground water source
Grout1 like
grout
A wet mixture of cement, sand and water that flows into masonry or ceramic crevices, sealing cracks between the various units; also employed for filling hollow metal door frames
Grout Bond 0 likes
The adhesion, interlocking and reinforcement of grout with masonry units
Grout Lift 0 likes
Increase in height when grout is poured
Grout Mix 0 likes
The amount of portland cement, fine aggregate, admixture, and water
Grout Pour 0 likes
The total height of masonry wall to be grouted prior to adding more masonry; a grout pour will consist of one or more grout lifts
Grout Saw1 like
grout saw
A saw-toothed carbide steel blade mounted on a wooden handle, employed to remove old tile grout and in patching work; the carbide steel blade is brittle and shatters if dropped or abused; the spring steel tip in front of the saw blade is employed for scraping grout out of corners where the saw blade cannot get to
Grout Scrubbing Pad1 like
grout scrubbing pad
A non-scratch nylon pad with abrasive employed to clean grout from the surface of tile
Grout-Aid 0 likes
A proprietary admix to reduce grout shrinkage by the high-lift grouting method
Grout, Block 0 likes
See Block Grout
Grout, Epoxy 0 likes
See Epoxy Grout
Grout, Masonry 0 likes
See Masonry Grout
Grouted Hollow-Unit Masonry 0 likes
When grout fills specific cells of hollow units continuously
Grouted Multi-Wythe Masonry 0 likes
When grout fills the space between wythes
Grouting 0 likes
Using grout to fill tile joints, masonry block or cells, or any masonry type
Growth Ring 0 likes
Layer of wood growth on a tree in one year; annual growth ring
Grubbing 0 likes
Clearing out and uprooting roots and stumps
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