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Abbreviations

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AASHO   

American Assn. of State Highway Officials

ABS   

acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

AC   

alternating current

AISC   

American Institute of Steel Construction Inc.

APP   

attactic polypropylene

ASHRAE   

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

ASME   

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASTM   

American Society for Testing Materials

AWPA   

American Wood Products Association

AWWA   

American Water Works Association

Ba   

bay

Bdle bundle

BF   

board foot

BHP boiler horsepower
Btr better

Btu   

British thermal unit

B & W  black & white

C   

thermal conductance

C   

one hundred

CF   

cubic foot

CFM  cubic feet per minute
CLF 100 linear feet

cm   

centimeter

CPE   

chlorinated polyethylene

CPM cycles per minute

CPVC   

chlorinated polyvinyl chloride

CSPE chloro sulphinated polyethylene
CSF 100 square feet

CY   

cubic yard

d   

penny

D   

depth

DC   

direct current

dia   

diameter

DSB double strength B quality glass
DWV drain, waste, vent piping

Ea   

each

EMT   

electric metallic tube

EPDM   

ethylene propylene diene monomer

equip.   

equipment

exp.   

exposure

F   

Fahrenheit

FAA   

Federal Aviation Administration

FICA   

Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Social Security, Medicare tax)

FOB   

freight on board

FPM feet per minute

FRP   

fiberglass reinforced plastic

FS   

Federal Specification

FUTA   

Federal Unemployment Compensation Act Tax

Gal gallon
GFCI ground fault circuit interruptor

GPH   

gallon(s) per hour

GPM   

gallon(s) per minute

H   

height

HP   

horsepower

Hr(s)   

hour(s)

IMC   

intermediate metal conduit

ID   

Inside diameter

KD   

kiln dried or knocked down

KSI kips per square inch

KV   

kilovolt(s)

KVA 1,000 volt amps

kw   

kilowatt(s)

kwh   

kilowatt hour

L   

length

Lb(s)   

pound(s)

LF   

linear foot

LP   

liquified propane

LS   

lump sum

M   

one thousand

Mb   

million bytes (characters)

MBF 1,000 board feet
MBtu 1,000 British thermal units
MCM 1,000 circular mils
MDO medium density overlaid

MH   

manhour

Mi   

mile

MLF 1,000 linear feet
MPH miles per hour

mm   

millimeter(s)

Mo   

month

MSF 1,000 square feet

NEMA   

National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association

NFPA   

National Fire Protection Association

No. number
NRC noise reduction coefficient

OC   

spacing from center to center

OD   

outside diameter

OS & Y   

outside screw & yoke

oz   

ounce

perf   

perforated

Pr   

pair

PSF pounds per square foot
PSI pounds per square inch

PV   

photovoltaic

PVC   

polyvinyl chloride

Qt   

quart

R   

thermal resistance

R/L random length(s)
R/W/L random widths and lengths

RPM   

revolutions per minute

RSC rigid steel conduit

S1S2E   

surfaced 1 side, 2 edges

S2S   

surfaced 2 sides

S4S   

surfaced 4 sides

Sa   

sack

SBS   

styrene butyl styrene

SDR size to diameter ratio

SF   

square foot

SFCA square feet of form in contact with concrete

Sq   

100 square feet

SSB single strength B quality glass
STC sound transmission class

Std   

standard

SY   

square yard

T   

thick

T&G tongue & groove edge

TV   

television

UBC   

Uniform Building Code

UL   

Underwriter’s Laboratory

USDA United States Dept. of Agriculture

VLF   

vertical linear foot

W   

width

Wk   

week

W/   

with

x   

by or times

Symbols  

/   

per

   

through or to

@   

at

%   

per 100 or percent

$   

U.S. dollars

'   

feet

"   

inches

#   

 pound or number

 

 

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