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.

If you would like to study more vocabulary words, visit Quizlet.com for up to 219 Construction Vocabulary words!

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Weather Never Stops Us Phoenicians!!

As the weather warms up here in Phoenix, it’s as if this is also the time for the construction industry to get to work. Driving around downtown Phoenix, you will see multiple construction sites with construction workers working hard in the heat. What you will find here in Phoenix is that the heat does not stop the work needing to be done.

Many times, you are left with sweaty and hardworking men and women, who are determined to get their job done, just as anyone in an office or restaurant would. Regardless of the season, when it is time to work, that is exactly what happens.

Action Barricade understands this work ethic and we are always ready to help supply you and your company with the materials and traffic control devices to get the job done. We carry all kinds of traffic control signs, construction barricades, and even light towers, for those jobs that run through the night. We will even help recommend you the appropriate set-up of traffic control equipment for the specific needs of the project.

There is constantly work to be done, even though the hot Summers of Phoenix, but the project is completed each time with the right equipment and strong working team.