Term Definition
RBM 1 like
Reinforced Brick Masonry
RC Asphalt 1 like
See Rapid Curing Asphalt
RCP 0 likes
Reinforced Concrete Pipe
RCSSB 0 likes
Red Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
RDF 0 likes
Refuse Driven Fuel
Re-Entrainment 0 likes
What unfolds when the air being expelled from a building is instantly re-drawn into the system through the air intake and other building entrance points surrounding the building
Re-Entrant Corner 0 likes
An inner corner of a surface, creating pockets of tension in the roofing or water resistant shield
Reaching 1 like
When a spray stroke goes beyond an appropriate distance while operating a spray gun
Reactance 0 likes
Component of the impedance of an oscillating current circuit as a result of either the inductance or capacitance or both
Reaction 0 likes
An action in opposition to somebody or something
A response to the physical effects of something such as cold, heat, or pollution
Reaction Wood 0 likes
Wood with similar anatomical features, generally created in branches or sections of bent stems; in hardwoods this is made up of tension wood and in softwoods of compression wood
Reactive Aggregate 1 like
See Alkali-Aggregate Reaction
Read Only Memory (ROM) 1 like
A computer memory read exclusively at fast speeds but cannot be altered; Compare with Random Access Memory
Ready Mixed Concrete2 likes
ready mixed concrete
Concrete combined at a plant or in mobile trucks such that it arrives ready for use
Ready-Mixed 1 like
Any product that is blended before it arrives at the jobsite
Plaster which is produced at the mill with a combination of minerals and various components which determine completion or setting time; usually used with gypsum plasters; also known as mill-mixed, pre-mixed
Ready-Mixed Compound 1 like
Manufacturing plant that creates gypsum board joint mixture in ready-made form
Real Estate 1 like
Property that is owned, with its alterations and additions; otherwise known as Real Property
Real Estate Broker 1 like
A dealer or intermediary whose business is in property sales and negotiations
Real Property 1 like
See Real Estate
Realtor 0 likes
A property agent who has an affiliation with the National Association of Realtors
Realty 3 likes
Actual property; real property; real estate
Reamer2 likes
Manually operated implement designed to increase or shape openings in wood, metal, or other substances
Reaming 1 like
Extracting the burr from the interior of a pipe
Rear Yard 1 like
The area separating a building and the marker signifying the end of the property
Reasonable Use 1 like
Regulation that determines and distributes rights
Rebar, Reinforcing Bar 0 likes
Corrugated steel bars placed in the structural supports of concrete walls and footers, to harden and reinforce concrete; comes in a variety of strengths and thicknesses
Rebate 1 like
An ongoing oblong piece removed from the corner of a piece of wood; a rabbet
Receiver 0 likes
A court-appointed individual who manages property in foreclosure or a business undergoing restructuring
Receiver Heating Element 0 likes
Electrical resistance permanently placed in or near the liquid receiver; ensures head pressures are sustained when ambient temperature is at a low level
Receiver-Drier1 like
Receptacle in a refrigerating system that accommodates liquid refrigerant and some desiccant
Receptacle 1 like
Electrical outlet; a standard residence has a large quantity of 120 volt receptacles for various appliances and 240 volt receptacles for larger domestic products
Receptacle, Cable1 like
cable receptacle
See Cable Receptacle
Receptacle, Combination 0 likes
See Combination Receptacle
Receptor1 like
A waterproof base, metallic or otherwise, in a shower recess
A plumbing fitting such as a floor sink, that collects the residue from waste piping not directly connected to the main source
Recess 0 likes
A hole or gap in a wall that is not deep; also known as an alcove or niche
Recess Filler Strip 0 likes
A piece of material placed inside an opening, even with the outlying area
Recessed 0 likes
Arranged or placed into a small alcove in a wall, floor, or ceiling
Recessed Edge 1 like
Acutely truncated caliper along the factory perimeter in gypsum board; superseded by a caliper with less pronounced cuts of the Tapered Edge; See Taper
Recessed Light Fixture2 likes
recessed light fixture
A light fitting built in to a low-hanging ceiling or a wall in a plaster or gypsum board roof
Reciprocal 1 like
Contrarily connected; has a correlation; opposite
A number in of a pair of numbers that when multiplied equals one (7 and 1/7 or 5/8 and 8/5)
Reciprocating 1 like
Rebounding movement in a straight line
Reciprocating Chiller 1 like
An independently operating compressor utilizing pistons that are propelled by a connecting rod from a crankshaft
Reciprocating Compressor3 likes
reciprocating compressor
A piston-driven compressor with a barrel-shaped component that generates a pumping action
Reciprocating Single Piston Pump 0 likes
A pump with one oscillating piston
Recirculating Overflow 2 likes
See Surface Skimmer
Recirculation System 0 likes
Swimming pool piping system that carries pool water and the redistributed water from the pool until it arrives back at the pool
Recision 0 likes
Termination or cessation of a contract
Reclamation Tank 0 likes
See Separation Tank
Recoat Time 3 likes
The period of time separating an application of paint and ensuing applications
Reconstruction 0 likes
Condition of being rebuilt
Reconveyance Deed 0 likes
A legal document enacted by the trustee under a trust deed after the original note has been resolved
Record Drawings 0 likes
A collection of drawings created by the general contractor, including any alterations in the drafts and requirements during building, indicating the way in which the undertaking was completed; also known As-Built Drawings or As-Builts
Recording 0 likes
Act of providing public access to a document by lodging it in the country recorder’s office; lodging a document is tantamount to giving notice that the document is accessible and open to comment
Recording Ammeter 0 likes
Electrical apparatus which employs a pen to measure the flow of current on a paper chart
Recording Fee 0 likes
A fee for recording the transfer of rights of a property, paid to an appropriate government entity
Recording Thermometer2 likes
recording thermometer
Device that uses a pen on a chart to measure temperature levels
Recording Voltmeter 3 likes
An instrument which charts various functions of electrical circuits such as voltage and resistance levels
Recourse 0 likes
The legal authority to hold a person or persons accountable for financial restitution or settlement
A binding or clause whereby a mortgages or trust deed maintains that the borrower is accountable for outstanding costs when foreclosure sale monies do not cover the overall debt
Recreational Courts 0 likes
An area designated for playing a variety of games such as tennis, softball, or basketball
Recreational Facilities 1 like
Buildings designed specifically for sport and entertainment, such as tennis courts and swimming pools
Recreational Use Statutes 0 likes
Laws in the vast majority of states that are designed to safeguard property owners from legal responsibility to people who are allowed to access and utilize the property for recreational pursuits
Rectangle 0 likes
A figure with four sides and angles that are the same; otherwise known as a parallelogram
Rectifier2 likes
An apparatus used to transform oscillating current to direct current
Rectilinear 1 like
Distinguished by straight lines; perpendicular
Red Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (RCSSB) 1 like
P. O. Box 1178, Sumas, WA 98295, Tel: (206) 543-1323, Fax (206) 455-1314, URL: www.cedarbureau.org/
Red Fir 2 likes
Douglas Fir
Red Label Goods 0 likes
Combustible goods with flash points less than 80° F (26.7° C)
Red Lead1 like
red lead
A mixture created by heating or baking lead; used a great deal in paints for safeguarding iron and steel from corrosive elements
Red Ochre 0 likes
An organic mixture created out of impure iron ore, employed in paint
Redan 0 likes
Element of a medieval buttress comprised of two walls jutting out at a sharp angle with an opening to the exterior
Redemption 1 like
Repurchase of a person’s possessions after they have been sold due to repayments not being made; the entitlement to reclaim is lost after an allocated time period
Redline, Red Lined Prints 0 likes
Plans that display changes with a red pencil
Reducer3 likes
A pipe attachment which links pipes of various dimensions
A tile trim component that decreases the radius of a cove to the radial dimensions of a square
Volatile elements or components used to reduce viscosity of a finishing product
A component with a range of openings at both ends enabling movement from a larger to a smaller pipe
Reducing Female Adapter 0 likes
An attachment for a pipe which is threaded on the internal part of one end, and possibly both ends, to facilitate connection with a pipe of another size
Reducing Flame 1 like
A gas flame, fueled by oxygen, where the part used has a reduction impact; as in Carbonizing Flame
Reducing Tee1 like
reducing tee
An attachment on a pipe which connects at right angles to three pipes of varying dimensions
Redundant Member 0 likes
Any part of a truss that is not needed to supply support
Redwood 1 like
An evergreen tree that has red heartwood and yellow sapwood
Redwood Inspection Service (RIS) 0 likes
818 Grayson Rd, Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, Tel: (925) 935-1499, Fax: (925) 935-1496, URL: www.redwoodinspection.com/
Reel2 likes
A circular device used to conveniently store a hose or wire, which can then be easily unwound
Reentrant Angle 1 like
An inward pointing angle; the inverse of a salient angle
Refectory 0 likes
A space designated for eating
Refinancing 1 like
Reorganization of the loans on a property generally by sourcing alternative loans at reduced interest rates or organizing finances to provide options when paying off debts
Refined Shellac 1 like
A brand of orange or white shellac without the wax
Reflectance 0 likes
Ratio of light deflected from a surface to the source of light arriving on the surface
Reflected Ceiling Plan 0 likes
Architectural drawing of a ceiling depicted as though it is reflected from the floor
Reflection 0 likes
Light and sound waves that oscillate back from a surface
Reflection Cracks 0 likes
Fissures in overlay of bitumen that reveal the crack formation in the pavement composition below; created by upward or horizontal movement in the pavement underneath the overlay, propelled by variable temperatures and moisture levels
Reflection Pool 1 like
A decorative, generally shallow, pool of water that reflects a significant architectural structure within close proximity
Reflective Coated Glass 0 likes
Glass onto which a thin coat of metal or metal oxide has been placed to reflect light and heat
Reflective Insulation1 like
reflective insulation
Sheet product where one or both surfaces are coated with aluminum foil
Reflective Paint1 like
reflective paint
Paint that deflects light
Reflector Lamp1 like
reflector lamp
Spotlight or flood lamp where the bulb is covered with a reflecting layer
Reflector Lighting3 likes
reflector lighting
A lighting fitting with a glossy surface to re-channel its light
Reflectorized Sign2 likes
reflectorized sign
A sign constructed with extremely reflective material
Refraction 0 likes
The change in direction of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium
Refractive Index 0 likes
Ratio of the speed of light in a particular medium compared to its speed in air in the same circumstances
Refractories 0 likes
Heat-resilient ceramic substances; not metallic
Refractory 0 likes
Has the capacity to cope with excessive or high temperatures
Refractory Concrete 1 like
Concrete having heat resistant features, and appropriate for use at hot temperatures (usually about 315° C to 1315° C), in which the binder is hydraulic cement
Refrigerant2 likes
A gas at low-level temperatures and pressures that can be utilized to convey heat, such as Freon, often used in air conditioners
Refrigerant Charge 1 like
Amount of refrigerant in a system
Refrigerant Control 1 like
Instrument which measures movement of refrigerant between two parts of a refrigerating system; preserves pressure distinction between high-pressure and low-pressure side of the refrigerating system while the unit is operating
Refrigerant Cylinder1 like
refrigerant cylinder
Barrel-shaped container in which refrigerant is held and distributed; the type of refrigerant is color-coded on the surface of the cylinder
Refrigerated Case0 likes
refrigerated case
A unit that utilizes refrigeration to preserve food or substances
Refrigerated Truck 1 like
Commercial vehicle used to ensure below-average temperatures are maintained in its storage area.
Refrigeration 1 like
The process of maintaining a reduced temperature to keep products or areas cool
Refrigeration Oil1 like
refrigeration oil
Special oil employed in refrigerator apparatus which circulates, to a certain degree, with refrigerant
Refrigeration Tubing2 likes
refrigeration tubing
Hollow, barrel-shaped piping which retains the refrigerant fluid in a refrigeration system
Refrigerator (Compact)1 like
compact refrigerator
A compact refrigerator is a refrigerator that is much smaller than the normal refrigerator. These refrigerators are often referred to as dorm refrigerators because they are often used in dorm-type settings. They take up very little space and are easy to transport, which also make them popular among those who do not expect to live in any single location very long.
Refrigerator (French Door)1 like
french door refrigerator
They are refrigerators with the same features of French doors. These machines also have a bottom freezer door with a separate handle.
Refrigerator (Modular)1 like
modular refrigerator
A Modular Refrigerator that you can install under your counter or in your kitchen. It will save you space and can keep your perishable items fresh for long periods.
Refrigerator (Undercounter)3 likes
refrigerator undercounter
Small food refrigerators with a configuration appropriate for use under counters (e.g., in nurse stations, patient rooms); they are designed for storage of food products at temperatures typically between 4 and 10 degrees Celsius (39 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit).
Refrigerator, Blood 2 likes
See Blood Refrigerator
Refuse Driven Fuel (RDF) 0 likes
A means of reclaiming heat, in a furnace, from solid refuse
Refuse Hopper 1 like
Container that has a device for expelling refuse via a pipe
Regional Shopping Center 1 like
A major retail outlet that services a large amount of people
Register 1 like
A screening device installed over a heating duct or cold air return
Register, Wall1 like
register, wall
A secured grille on the wall facilitating the movement of regulated air
Registered Architect 1 like
Architect who is certified with the State Board of Architectural testers in a specific state; an architect who is licensed to practice
Reglaze 0 likes
To restore a broken window by installing new components
Reglet 0 likes
A horizontal or slanted slit in masonry building, or a sheet metal slit in plastered wood construction, to take on the uppermost edge of counter flashing
Regular Core Gypsumboard 0 likes
Gypsumboard used for everyday building purposes that lacks enhancements
Regulations 0 likes
Laws that are executed by a public administration organization, as opposed to a nominated legislative group
Regulator3 likes
An instrument used to manage the transfer of gas at a regulated pressure irrespective of the changes in the greater pressure at the origin
Rehabilitation 0 likes
The reconfiguration of a structure to make it useful
Rehydrate 1 like
To administer water to a substance that is parched
Reimbursable Expenses 0 likes
Money spent for a project, which in line with the conditions of the contract, are to be repaid by the owner
Reinforced Brick Masonry (RBM) 0 likes
Brickwork with steel bars fixed in the plaster to convey flexible strength to the building
Reinforced Concrete 1 like
Concrete sufficient strong and constructed based on the premise that concrete and steel combine in resisting forces; concrete constructions where steel bars have been installed to convey malleable capacity to the structure
Reinforced Concrete Pipe 0 likes
Piping that is produced in a factory
Reinforced Grouted Masonry 1 like
Wall building composed of brick or block that is coated fully intact throughout its full duration and has upright and lengthwise stabilizing
Reinforced Hollow Unit Masonry 2 likes
Wall made of hollow masonry units where every components of the entire collection is grouted and reinforced horizontally and vertically
Reinforced Membrane 0 likes
A covering or waterproof product that is strengthened with various types of fabric and materials
Reinforced Plastic2 likes
reinforced plastic
Glass or carbon fibers that are used to strengthen and stabilize plastic goods
Reinforcement 0 likes
The process of building strength through the addition of various materials
Steel bars or wires installed in concrete and placed in such a way that the metal and the concrete unify to withstand loads
Reinforcement, Mesh2 likes
reinforcement, mesh
See Welded Wire Fabric
Reinforcing 2 likes
Strengthen; metal fabric and steel rods in concrete blocks, foundational supports, or balustrades strengthen them
Reinforcing Accessory 0 likes
Components used to augment concrete, including chairs and tie wire
Reinforcing Bar1 like
reinforcing bar
A constructed, generally irregular, bar made of steel, utilized in concrete and stonework building to counter tensile stresses
Reinforcing, Masonry 0 likes
See Masonry Reinforcing
REL 1 like
Recommended Exposure Limits; recommendations made by NIOSH
Relative Humidity 0 likes
The ratio of the quantity of water vapor present in the air to the quantity present when the air is imbued with water vapor at the identical temperature, conveyed as a percentage
Relay 1 like
An electromagnetic apparatus, driven by a slight electric current in a control circuit, which propels a valve or switch in a functioning circuit
Relay, AC 0 likes
See AC Relay
Release Agent 2 likes
Product used to stop concrete from adhering to a solid surface
Release Clause 1 like
A clause in a mortgage or trust deed which permits a part of the property to be discharged from the mortgage once the payment of an allocated amount of money has been paid to the lender
Release of Lien 0 likes
A written directive enacted by a person or company providing labor, products or services on a project which dispenses his mechanic’s lien against the property
Reliction 1 like
An expansion in land dimensions created by the slow withdrawal of sea or river water; land is left permanently dry
Relief 1 like
Compensation or court orders conferred during legal proceedings
Adornments that are prominently placed on objects above a flat surface
Relief Joint 0 likes
See Control Joint and Expansion Joint
Relief Valve3 likes
relief valve
An instrument created to open when it identifies excessive pressure or temperature
Relief Vent2 likes
relief vent
A vent emanating from a vent stack and attached to a flat branch at a junction between the first fixture attachment on that branch and the soil stack or refuse stack in a DWV system; it permits the flow of air between the vent stack and the earth or refuse stack
Relief Ventilator 0 likes
A supplementary outlet that provides additional air circulation
Relieving Arch 0 likes
See Discharging Arch
Reline Pipe 1 like
To place new linings in pipes; generally involves cleaning of scale or debris from the pipe and relining it with a suitable product
Remainder 0 likes
Estate in real property that is left after a life estate ends when the owner dies
Remainderman 0 likes
The individual holding the right to the estate that is left following the cessation of a life estate
Remaining Economic Life 0 likes
Duration of time where an actual property enhancement becomes inconsequential
Remote 1 like
Meters that record measurements of electrical, gas use that are located close to the front of the home so that utility companies have easy access to them
Remote Control Circuit 2 likes
Electrical circuit which regulates other circuits via a relay or transmitting instrument
Remote Power Element Control1 like
remote power element control
Instrument with detecting element placed separately from the functional apparatus it manages
Remote System 0 likes
Refrigerating set up in which compression unit is separate from the area that is to be cooled
Removable Railing Section 0 likes
Part of a railing made and built to be easily detached to enable movement through the railing
Removable Window Well Cover 2 likes
Detachable bar made of steel or enlarged metal screen for a window well
Remove 1 like
Actions involving the of destruction, breaking up, and transporting of an old fitting or part
Removers 1 like
Mixtures made to reduce the hardness of aged varnish or paint coats so that they may be easily dislodged by rubbing or cleaning
Renaissance 0 likes
Renewal; revival
The art form and architectural style that evolved over the course of the 14th to 17th century; the period between medieval and contemporary times, signified by the resurgence of classical styles and the creation of contemporary science
Renaissance Cities 0 likes
Traditional structured plans of a balanced nature; ordered expression of spaces between more known and less recognizable areas of the cities, including monuments, palaces, and other points of interest
Rendering 0 likes
Architectural drawing, frequently in color and in proportion
Placement of plaster on a masonry wall
Rental Value 0 likes
An indicator of damages arising from the disadvantage of not being able to make use of the property
Repair 0 likes
The rebuilding of any component or area of a building in order to maintain it
Repeat 0 likes
For fabric, carpet, and wallpaper, the gap between a point in a pattern figure to the same point where it reoccurs, measuring the material lengthwise
Replacement Cost Estimate 1 like
Fee for building that would have comparative serviceability, but built with contemporary products, current building guidelines, design and plans minus depreciation; land value and the cost of on-site enhancements may be included
Replacement Reserves 1 like
Part of the yearly income designated for replacement of assets that wear out, including roofing, and electrical apparatus, and other temporary building features
Replevin 0 likes
Legal process where personal possessions that have been unlawfully removed from an owner may be returned to the owner
Replication 0 likes
Repeating; copying
Reprographics 0 likes
Processes for duplicating graphic materials such as diagrams and drawings produced by engineers and architects
Reproofing 0 likes
The process of adding new roofing materials over the current roofing materials
Repulsion-Start Induction Motor 0 likes
An electric motor which has a power-driven turning device on the rotor designed to start the motor
Required Strength 1 like
The durability and weightbearing capacity of a pylon or cross section needed to counter factored loads or associated internal moments and pressures
Reredos 1 like
A decorative wall behind a church altar
The rear part of a fireplace
Res Judicata 0 likes
The stipulation that courts will not litigate again over the same issues between the same parties
Resawing 0 likes
Lumber that may be re-sawed after the initial sawing; cutting into boards or specific lengths of wood
Rescission 0 likes
A legal solution for a breach of contract whereby the law purports that a contract never occurred and tries to place the parties in the roles they held prior to the contract being enacted; a cancellation or dissolution
Reserves 0 likes
A part of present income saved and gathered at interest to pay for maintenance, new equipment, and repairs in the future
Residence 0 likes
A building for occupancy by people; a home
Resident Architect 0 likes
A construction designer who oversees the entire building project in order to safeguard the owner‘s interests
Resident Engineer (inspector) 2 likes
An engineer who is appointed to work at the job site and advocates for the owner‘s interests throughout the construction process; See Owner‘s Inspector
Residential Carpet3 likes
residential carpet
A suitable carpet for low pedestriantraffic situations
Residential Equipment 2 likes
Equipment located in the home that is utilized by the people in the home
Residential Occupancy 1 like
A construction or any part of a building including one or more units that are occupied
Residual 0 likes
The part that remains following a chemical reaction
Active disinfectant left in pool water after applying treatments for pollution
Residual Stress 0 likes
Stress in a structure or component due to thermal or mechanical treatment or both
Residual, Building 1 like
See Building Residual
Residual, Land 0 likes
See Land Residual
Resilience 0 likes
Capacity of a material to return its initial size and shape after alteration, such as compression or stretching
The capacity of a carpet or cushion to return to its initial shape after being walked over or crushed
Calculation of the retention of dynamic energy by a structure without long-lasting alteration
When a strained body relinquishes its stored energy when deforming pressure is removed
Resilient Channel 1 like
A component in metal furring which absorbs sound or noise impact that strikes the surface
Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) 0 likes
115 Broad Street, Suite 201, LaGrange, GA 30240, Tel: (202) 833-2635: URL: www.rfci.com/
Resilient Flooring 0 likes
Surface products such as asphalt, vinyl and linoleum, and similar strong products; obtainable in tiles or sheets
Resin 2 likes
Viscous material collected from the sap of particular trees and plants (natural resin) or constructed artificially out of coal-tar products and other natural materials (synthetic resin); used to produce varnishes and paints
Resin Hardness 1 like
Means of defining the hardness of resins; usually from No. 1 (hardest) to No. 6 (softest)
Resist Printing 1 like
Putting a dye-resist product on carpet before piece dyeing to ensure that the pile will absorb color in accordance with a design plan
Resistance 0 likes
An oppositional or restricting force
A hurdle inhibiting or preventing movement including friction
The capacity to impede the passage of electricity or heat
Resistance or R-Value 0 likes
The capacity of a material to impede heat flow
Resistivity (r) 1 like
The feature or facility that inhibits the transmission of heat or electricity; reciprocal of conductivity
Resistor1 like
Electrical instrument that is resistant to the flow of an electrical current
Resolving Forces 0 likes
Changing a force or forces with two or more alternative forces that produce a comparable effect on a material as the initial forces
Resonance 0 likes
Greater amplitude of oscillation of a mechanical system when it is exposed to vibration from another source at or near its own natural frequency
Intense and prolonged sound created by sympathetic vibration; amplified sound
Resorcinol Glue 1 like
This glue is used for lumber or building joints that must cope with extreme environments
Respirator1 like
An instrument that is used to maintain artificial respiration
Respirator Mask 0 likes
An apparatus placed over the mouth to facilitate breathing
Respondiat Superior 0 likes
The axiom that a principal is responsible for the undertakings of an agent, and an employer for the activities and professional conduct of an employee
Response 2 likes
Consequences a structure experiences as a result of earthquake activity
Restaurant 0 likes
A place or designated areas for creating and serving of meals to the public
Restoration 0 likes
The process of bringing something back to its pre-existing state
Restretch 1 like
The steps required to correct carpet that has been laid incorrectly
Restrictor2 likes
An instrument used to produce a drop of pressure in a line by decreasing the flow area
Restroom 0 likes
A public room, generally marked according to gender that is equipped with toilets, urinals, and lavatories
Resultant 1 like
A force that will yield the same result as two or more combined forces
Retainage 1 like
Construction monies retained by the owner from the contractor to be paid once building is properly finished; otherwise known as Retention
Retained Earnings 0 likes
Accumulated earnings that are held in a corporation since its formation minus the full amount of dividends designated for the shareholders
Retaining Wall 0 likes
A building that stands against a slope and stops erosion
Retardant, Fire1 like
retardant, fire
See Fire Retardant
Retardation 1 like
Stalling the solidification of newly made concrete, mortar or grout
Retarder 0 likes
A concrete amalgamation utilized to inhibit the organic curing process
An amalgamation that delays the drying and setting action of plaster; usually used exclusively with gypsum plasters or finish coat plaster
Gradually drying solvents combined with lacquer to stall drying of the lacquer
Retemper 2 likes
Combination of water to Portland cement plaster, mortar, or concrete following mixing but preceding the setting stage
Retention 0 likes
Maintaining ownership
Retentions 0 likes
Money held back from progress billings until the project is satisfactorily finished
Retrofitting 1 like
To install new objects or equipment in a building
Return 0 likes
The last component of a lining that is perpendicular to the primary wall
The extension of a paneling of all types in a distinct course
Return Air Duct1 like
return air duct
The duct through which air is returned from a room or area to the temperature regulator to be renewed and used again
Return Lines 1 like
Pipework that brings back water to be reheated and re-cooled
Pipework that brings back filtered water to a pool
Return Off-Set 0 likes
See Jumpover
Return on Investment 1 like
The ratio or proportion of earnings to the complete value of a business
Return Period of Earthquakes 2 likes
The time frame in which it is likely for an earthquake of a particular magnitude to reoccur
Return Piping1 like
return piping
Piping between the filter and the pool, spa or hot tub through which the filtered water passes
Rev 0 likes
Revenues 0 likes
Gross income pertaining to a business
Reverberation 0 likes
The echoing of formerly created noise created by reflection of acoustic waves from the surfaces of confined areas
Reverberation Time 0 likes
The time elapsed before sound cannot be heard; a purpose of a space, people, furnishings, and the absorption properties of the surfaces
Reverse Coloring 1 like
The alteration of fiber frames in Jacquard blends to create alternating ground and top colors
Reverse Cycle Defrost 1 like
Process or means of heating evaporator in order to thaw something out
Devices or control mechanisms that transport hot gas from a compressor into evaporator
Reverse Engineering 1 like
The investigation of a product to further the knowledge and understanding of its makeup and function such that higher quality versions may be developed
Reverse Thrust Fault 0 likes
A topographical flaw under pressure whereby the overlapping block travels up the slope of the fault surface
Reversible Lock1 like
reversible lock
A securing device that may may be applied to a door opening in either direction or hinged to either jamb
Reversing Valve1 like
reversing valve
Instrument that changes the flow of the refrigerant contingent on the preference for cooling or heating
Reversionary Clause 0 likes
A clause in a deed that allows for property to return to the grantor if requirements are infringed
Revibration 0 likes
The slowed movement of concrete that has been positioned and formed; most successful when implemented late in the process thereby causing the concrete to submerge via the pressure of its own weight; serves to make concrete plastic
Revolving Door1 like
revolving door
Generally a four paneled door connected at right angles and moving from a central axis; a few are 3 panel connected at 120 degrees
Reynolds Numbers 0 likes
A mathematical proportion of the energetic power of mass flow to the shear tension as a consequence of the degree of adhesiveness
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