Flashcards in Chapter 9 - Construction Basics Deck (37)
Voltage is the measure of force pushing electricity through wires, while amperage is the amount of electricity going through the wire
Framing with long studies going the whole height of the house - no longer used, largely because it's dangerous for fires
Part of house that is partially or entirely below grade (ground)
Long piece of wood, metal, or concrete
Carries the weight of roof/ceiling
Diagram of house
British Thermal Unit (BTU)
Rates heat and air conditioning systems. Measurement of heat compacity - amount of heat need to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Farenheit.
Protect public with standards for construction.
Exterior elements that enclose the interior
Process of ensuring compliance with building codes - issues Certificate of Occupancy for new construction and Certificate of Compliance for renovations.
Device designed to break its electrical connection when an overload occurs - prevents electrical fires.
Foundation made from concrete reinforced with rebar
Space under home (not full floor) that allows access
Drywall / Plasterboard / Sheetrock / Wallboard
Gypsum powder between two layers of coarse paper - fills out the walls
Lowest section of roof projecting beyond exterior walls
Panel or board that faces the outer edge of the soffit - where the gutter attaches
Metal covering joints to prevent water entry
Underground concrete base that supports foundation
Side walls that support the structure
Reduces risk of electric overload and fires
Horizontal beam that supports vertical loads
Strengths walls for door and window placement
Horizontal beam supporting floor or ceiling
Steel support columns for interior use
Rate at which water moves through soil.
Roof's rise in inches over horizontal span in feet
Building constructed one level at a time
Post and Beam Framing
Floors supported by beams on resting on top of posts and the exterior walls - allows for larger rooms
Diagonal beam used for roof framing