Design and construction standards

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AA Aluminum Association

AABC American Air Balance Council

AAMA American Architectural Manufacturers Association

AASHTO American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials

AATCC American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

ac alternating current

AC armor clad

ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

AC/HR air changes per hour

ACI American Concrete Institute

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAG Americans with Disabilities Act “Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings”

A/E Architect/Engineer

AFF above finished floor

AIA American Institute of Architects

AISC American Institute of Steel Construction

AISI American Iron and Steel Institute

ALSC American Lumber Standards Committee

AMCA Air Movement and Control Association, International, Inc.

ANSI American National Standards Institute

ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers

ASF all-service fiberglass

ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASME American Association of Mechanical Engineers

ASTM American Society for Testing Materials

ATC Advanced Technology Classroom

ATC Automatic Temperature Control

AWG American wire gage

AWI Architectural Woodwork Institute

AWPA American Wood Preservers Association

AWS American Welding Society

AWWA American Water Works Association

BOCA Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.
CAD computer-aided design

CCS Central Control System

CDA Copper Development Association, Inc.

CISCA Ceilings and Interior Systems Construction Association

CFC Chloroflurocarbon

CO change order

COF coefficient of friction

CPVC chlorinated polyvinyl chloride

CRF condensation resistance factor

CRF critical radiant flux

CRSI Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

CSA Canadian Standards Association

CSTC ceiling sound transmission coefficient

CV valve coefficient

DB dry bulb

DDC direct digital control

DWV drainage water vent
EH&S Environmental Health and Safety

EMT electrical metallic tubing

ENT electrical non-metallic tubing

EO/AA Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

EPDM ethylene propylene diene monomer
FGMA Flat Glass Marketing Association

FM Factory Mutual

FMS Facilities Management Services

FS Federal Specification

GFCI ground fault circuit interrupter

GFI ground fault interruption

HDPE high density polyethylene

HVAC Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

ICEA Insulated Cable Engineers Association

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IES Illuminating Engineering Society

IGCC Insulating Glass Certification Council

LCD liquid crystal display
MAU multi-station access unit

MC metal clad

MDF minimum dry film

MDP main distribution panel

MER mechanical equipment room

MG motor-generator

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
NAAMM National Association of Architectural Metals Manufacturers

NCMA National Concrete Masonry Association

NC noise criteria

NEBB National Environmental Balancing Bureau

NEC National Electrical Code

NELMA Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NETA National Electrical Testing Association

NFoPA National Forest Products Association

NFPA National Fire Protection Association

NIC noise isolation class

NMR nuclear magnetic resonator

NOFMA National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association

NRC noise reduction coefficient

NRCA National Ready-Mix Concrete Association

NWWDA National Wood Window and Door Association

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer

PennDOT Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

PO purchase order

PRV pressure reducing valve

PVC Polyvinyl chloride

RC room criteria

RFP request for proposal

RGS rigid galvanized steel

RH relative humidity

RFCI Resilient Floor Covering Institute

RMS root mean squared

SBS styrene-butadiene-styrene

SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association

SDI Steel Deck Institute

SP static pressure

SSPC Steel Structures Painting Council

STC sound transmission coefficient

SWD switching duty related
TAB testing, adjusting, and balancing

THD total harmonic distortion

UL Underwriter’s Laboratories

USF&G United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company

USG U.S. standard gage

USPS U.S. Postal Service

UTP unshielded twisted pair
VAV variable air volume

VCP visual comfort probability

VDT video display terminal

VFD variable frequency drive

VOC volatile organic compound
WB wet bulb

wc water column

WIC Woodwork Institute of California
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