Construction Industry: Vocabulary

There are many words within the construction industry that are crucial to know, if you plan on being in the field or already are. Here are a few vocabulary words of terms that are not usually heard everyday, by those not in the construction industry.

Bagasse – low-density fiberboard made of wood fibers or sugar cane residue

Backdraft – burning of heated gaseous products of combustion when oxygen is introduced into an environment whose oxygen supply has depleted due to fire, often occurs with explosive force

Axial Load – a load that passes through the centroid of a section under construction and is perpendicular to the plane of the section

Atria – a large open space within a structure connecting two or more floors

Ashlar Masonry – stone cut in rectangular units

Arched Truss – a truss with an arched upper chord and a straight bottom chord, with vertical hangers between the two chords.

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