BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TERMINOLOGY
My career has included building construction, real estate brokerage and appraising.
"Catalog cuts" on new building products are brochures on the materials and architects learn about them this way and can specify them in their architectural plans and specifications. With larger projects, the specifications are in a booklet that are delivered with the plans. Over the years, the word "catalog cut" has disappeared and Internet web pages have taken their place.
Building construction terminology not used in everyday English is required in the building and architectural trades.
Inspecting commercial and residential properties, we see all types of new and exciting building products, material and finishes.
The following format follows the standard American Institute of Architects (AIA) format for divisions of work.
There are major AIA divisions in the standard specification books. This list follows the logical progression of construction, and it is an industry standard. Construction estimators use these AIA divisions as a bible.
DIVISIONS PER AIA STANDARDS
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Division 7 - Thermal and Moisture
Icynene Insulation (used under plywood sheathing -roof)
Division 9 - Finishes
09310 Tile Glass tile - Bisazza
Division 12 - Special Construction
12356 Cabinets Pogen Pohl
Division 15 - Mechanical
15416 Water Closets Toto
Division 16 - Electrical
16511 Lighting Creston
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