Air barrier paper controls air leakage into and out of the building envelope. This allows for more durable buildings as moisture is kept out and also results in significant energy savings.
The paper keeps air and moister out of the house and allows some air to past back outside from the inside.
Attic Ventilation Soffit Vent An opening under the eave of a roof, used to allow air to flow into the attic or the space below the roof sheathing. Ridge vent A long, open assembly that allows air to circulate in and out of the gable roof at the ridge.
Attic Ventilation Gable vent A screened louvered opening in a gable, used for exhausting excess heat and humidity from an attic. Roof turbine Exhaust moist, hot air from your attic. Turbine roof vents work with Mother Nature to pull cooler air from outside.
Backhoe A piece of excavating equipment or digger consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm. They are typically mounted on the back of a tractor or front loader. Used to dig out trenches for sewer, electrical, and plumbing. Also used to dig out the foundation. The bucket width is around 2.5 feet. Backhoe end
Bulldozer Is equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade), used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, etc., during construction work. The term "bulldozer" is often used to mean any heavy equipment, but precisely, the term refers only to a tractor (usually tracked) fitted with a dozer blade.
Cladding Wood Shingles Brick running bond Stone Random Rubble
Code Requirements 24’’x 49’’= 8.16 square feet Sill is 44’’ high Code states min 20’’ openable width and 24’’ min height but has to have a min of 5.7 square feet of openable area. Also sill height is 44’’ max. This window does not meets IBC code due to its measurements. Tread-10’’ Riser- 7.5’’ IBC code- tread- 10’’ min Riser-7 ¾ max These stairs meet IBC code requirements
Concrete joints Isolation joint Control Joint- an intentional linear discontinuity in a structure or component to form a plane of weakness where cracking can occur in response to carious forces so as to minimize or eliminate cracking elsewhere in the structure. Isolation joint- A joint, such as an expansion joint, between two adjacent structures which are not in physical contact The dumpster and drain are separated from the rest of the sidewalk
Doors Panel Stile Top rail Lock rail Bottom rail Sidelight- fixed, glazed panel on the sides of a door
Doors Transom- a small window directly above a door
Electrical Components Underground transformer A transformer is a device that transfers electrical energy from one circuit to another through inductively coupled conductors—the transformer's coils.
Electrical Component Service head- where power enters the household from the transformer
Electrical Component Meter- used to see how much power has been used so the power company can bill the place. Service panel- is the main distribution center of your house's electricity. It's where the local utility's service lines hook up with the individual circuits that run throughout the house.
Electrical Component Duplex receptacle- Electrical outlet with space for two plugs.
Front end loader is a heavy equipment machine that is primarily used to "load" material (asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, wood chips, etc.) into or onto another type of machinery (dump truck, conveyor belt, feed-hopper, rail-car, etc.) A backhoe is mostly used to dig trenches and smaller holes. A bulldozer is used for flatten grade and move dirt around to level out lots.
Gypsum board An interior facing panel consisting of a gypsum core sandwiched between paper faces
Indoor coil condenses, releasing heat to the inside of the house. The pressure changes caused by the compressor and the expansion valve allow the gas to evaporate at a low temperature outside and condense at a high temperature indoors.
Insulation Used in the construction or retrofit of buildings. The insulation is used to reduce heat transfer by conduction, radiation or convection and are employed in varying combinations to achieve the desired outcome (usually thermal comfort with reduced energy consumption) blanket foamed Foam insulation not only offers a great insulation value, but also provides excellent sound insulation. More importantly though, it fills every cavity and void in the exterior walls eliminating places where bugs and other pest can reside and enter the home.
Insulation Is manufactured in panels that make it easy to clad a large area. Different types provide a range of R- values, although rigid foam generally is highly rated. It also resists water and rot from locations in the ground. Rigid board Loose fill Small pieces of insulation, made from fiber glass, mineral wool that is blown into a home using a machine that houses a blowing machine. Loose-fill insulation is typically installed by a professional. Loose-fill is used for general purposes and is especially effective at filling small and irregularly-shaped spaces.
A building material that is a nonveneered panel composed of long shreds of wood fiber oriented in specific directions and bodied together under pressure.
Take various strips of wood, lay in all different directions. Each strip has glue on it. Once a desired thickness is reached the strips of glued wood are put into a press and compressed down and heated until the OSB panel is formed.
Plumbing Drain in the lavatory Drain-1 ½’’ Water Closet Drain used 3’’
consists of pipes leading from fixtures to the outdoors, usually via the roof. Vents provide for relief of sewer gases, admission of oxygen for aerobic sewage digestion, and maintenance of the trap water seals which prevent sewer gases from entering the building