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Visual dictionary part 1

  1. 1. Visual DictionaryBSCI 2300 - Ruth<br />Fall 2009<br />
  2. 2. Air Barrier Paper<br />Air barrier paper is a membrane that is applied to the sheathing that serves to reduce the leakage of air between the interior and exterior of a structure. Also protects the shell from moisture during construction.<br />
  3. 3. Attic Ventilation<br />Attic ventilation is required to vent heat and moisture from the attic of buildings. It’s essential for proper temperature and moisture control.<br />Four common types of ventilation include soffit vents, ridge vents, gable vents, and roof turbines.<br />
  4. 4. Attic Ventilation: Soffit Vent<br />An opening under the eave of a roof, used to allow air to flow into the attic or the space below the roof sheathing.<br />Allows for the release of heat from the soffit area. This soffit vent is made from a piece of vinyl siding designed for use as a soffit vent. <br />
  5. 5. Attic Ventilation: Ridge Vent<br />A long, open assembly that allows air to circulate in and out of a gable roof at the ridge. Allows for the release of the buildup of heat from the underside of a gable roof.<br />
  6. 6. Attic Ventilation: Gable Vent<br />A screened, louvered opening in the gable that allows for heat to escape through the gable ends.<br />
  7. 7. Attic Ventilation: Roof Turbine<br />A turbine vent is a passive ventilation device that exhausts humid, hot air from an attic. Some forms of turbines are equipped with an electric motor.<br />
  8. 8. Backhoe<br /><ul><li>A backhoe is a is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two piece, hydraulic arm. It can be a piece of detachable equipment for a tractor or can be a dedicated unit. It’s used for excavating foundations, septic systems, and for digging various holes. </li></ul>23 inches wide<br />
  9. 9. Batter Boards<br />Horizontal boards nailed to corner posts located just outside the corners of a proposed building.<br />Boards erected at the corners of a proposed building to specifically locate and show corners and show foundation wall height.<br />
  10. 10. Brick Arches: Roman Arch<br />
  11. 11. Brick Arches: Gothic Arch<br />
  12. 12. Brick Arches: Arch With a Keystone<br />
  13. 13. Brick Arches: Centering<br />A temporary falsework structure that is erected to serve as a guide to construction and support for the finished arch. It is removed after the arch is completed.<br />
  14. 14. Brick Bonds: Flemish Bond<br />A bond formed by alternating stretchers and headers in every course. Used to tie two wythes together; also for appearance value.<br />
  15. 15. Brick Bond: Running Bond<br />Bond made of bricks laid in an offsetting position to the course below and above it. Made entirely of stretchers.<br />
  16. 16. Brick Bonds: Rowlocks<br />
  17. 17. Brick Bonds: Headers<br />
  18. 18. Brick Bonds: Soldiers<br />
  19. 19. Brick Bonds: Sailors<br />
  20. 20. Brick Bonds: Stretcher Rowlocks<br />
  21. 21. Brick Sizes: Modular<br />3 5/8" x 2 ¼" x 8"<br />
  22. 22. Brick Sizes: Norman<br />3 5/8" x 2 ¼" x 11 5/8"<br />
  23. 23. Bulldozer<br />A bulldozer is a crawler tractor equipped with a large blade used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, etc., during construction work. It is used for rough grade work and land clearing. <br />
  24. 24. Cladding: Brick<br />
  25. 25. Cladding: EIFS<br />
  26. 26. Cladding: Stone<br />Random Ashlar<br />
  27. 27. Cladding: Wood Board<br />
  28. 28. Cladding: Wooden Shingle<br />Wooden Shake- Shingles that have been split from a solid block of wood<br />Wooden Shingle- Shingles that have been sawn from a block of wood; have even dimensions<br />Pictured to the left are wooden shingles.<br />
  29. 29. Code Requirements: Egress From Window<br /> The IBC for emergency exit and rescue from a window requires that the net window area when open be equal to or greater than 5.7’ sq. for second floor bedrooms and for the sill to be no more than 44” AFF. It also states that the opening area of window should be at minimum, 24” wide and 34” high. The window to the right meets the AFF requirement at 26” AFF, but fails to meet the sq. footage requirement. The opening measured 5.272 sq feet and 23” high and 33” wide.<br />
  30. 30. Code Requirements: Residential Stairs<br />The stairs shown to the right were measured with a tread depth of 11 1/4” while the risers were at a height of 7 ½”. <br />The IBC states that for residential stairs the treads shall measure a minimum of 10” and the risers shall measure a maximum of 7 ¾”. <br />These stairs DO meet the IBC.<br />
  31. 31. Concrete Joints: Control Joint<br />A concrete control joint is placed in concrete to keep the material from cracking during normal expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. <br />
  32. 32. Concrete Joints: Isolation Joint<br />Isolation joints are used to relieve flexural stresses due to vertical movement of slab-on-grade applications that adjoin fixed foundation elements such as columns, building or machinery foundations, etc. <br />Isolates Slab from Wall.<br />
  33. 33. Concrete Masonry Unit <br />A block made of hardened concrete. The unit has hollow cores in the inside that allow for the installation of reinforcement. CMUs allow for quick and affordable construction. Typical dimensions are 8”x8”x16”. One course of CMUs are equal to three courses of masonry brick. <br />
  34. 34. Concrete Masonry Units<br />
  35. 35. Decorative CMUs: Split Block<br />
  36. 36. Decorative CMUs: Ribbed Block<br />
  37. 37. Doors: Flush Door<br />
  38. 38. Doors: Panel Door<br />Stile<br />Top Rail<br />Lock Rail<br />Panel<br />Bottom Rail<br />
  39. 39. Doors: Transom<br />A transom is a fixed window over a door or another window.<br />
  40. 40. Doors: Sidelights<br />A sidelight is a window, usually with a vertical emphasis, that sits on either side of a door. <br />
  41. 41. Electrical Components: Transformer Box<br />A electrical transformer is used to reduce the high voltage in power transmission lines down to voltage that is suitable for use in normal applications. They can either be mounted on a pole for overhead service or in a box like this one for underground service.<br />
  42. 42. Electrical Components: Service Head<br />The service head is the location where the electrical service is routed from the high voltage lines down conduit and into the meter and meter box assembly. <br />
  43. 43. Electrical Components: Meter<br />The meter is a device that measures the amount of electricity supplied to the residence. <br />
  44. 44. Electrical Components: Service Panel<br />The location where electricity is distributed throughout the home to various circuits. Also the place where the electricity can be turned on and off.<br />
  45. 45. Electrical Components: Duplex Receptacle<br />A duplex receptacle is a device used to transfer the electrical current from the wiring in the walls to the walls’ surface. They make a connection point so devices can be hooked up to and removed from the electrical current with ease. <br />
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