Glossary of Terms

Bending
The straining of material, usually flat sheet or strip metal, by moving it around a straight axis lying in the neutral plane. Metal flow takes place within the plastic range of the metal, so that the bent part retains a permanent set after removal of the applied stress. The cross section of the bend inward from the neutral plane is in compression; the rest of the bend is in tension.
Bricklayer
A person whose job is to build walls, houses, and other structures with bricks
Bricklayer
A bricklayer or mason is a craftsman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. The term also refers to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry. In British and Australian English, a bricklayer is colloquially known as a "brickie"
Brickwork
The bricks in a wall, house, or other structure in terms of their type or layout
Builder
A person who constructs something by putting parts or material together
Building
The action or trade of constructing something
Bypass
A generic term referring to the amount that one steel passes over or thru another steel.
Carpenter
A person who makes and repairs wooden objects and structure
Carpentry
the activity or occupation of making or repairing things in wood
Ceiling
The upper interior surface of a room or other similar compartmen
Clearance
“The space, per side, between the punch and die. Also called breakage on trim and/or pierce dies. Space between any two details to avoid interference”
Commercial Contractor
A company that supplies materials and workers for buildings that are used for business activities
Commercial property
Commercial property refers to property that's intended to produce a financial return for its owner by being used or occupied by businesses
Construction Project
The overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to completion
Corrugating
The forming of sheet metal into a series of straight, parallel alternate ridges and grooves with a rolling mill equipped with matched roller dies or a press brake equipped with specially shaped punch and die
Crimping
The forming of relatively small corrugations in order to set down and lock a seam, to create an arc in a strip of metal, or to reduce an existing arc or diameter.
Decorating
Make (something) look more attractive by adding extra items or finishings to it
Details
Individual parts of the die. Also known as steels, sections, die sections, and back-ups
Door
A hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard
Dowel
A round pin, usually case hardened, that fits into a corresponding hole to align two die members.
Drainage
A system of drains
Drains
A channel or pipe carrying off surplus liquid, especially rainwater or liquid waste.
Drawing
The process of cold forming a flat pre-cut metal blank into a hollow vessel without excessive wrinkling, thinning, or fracturing.
Ejecting
The removal of a part from a die by an air blast or mechanical means.
Emboss
A relatively shallow indentation or raised design with basically no change in metal thickness.
Emergency
A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
Extruding
The turning up or drawing out of a flange around a hole which has been punched in a previous operation. Also called hole flanging.
Facility
A place, amenity, or piece of equipment provided for a particular purpose
Fire Prevention
It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and the damage caused by them.
Fire Protection
Fire protection is the study and practice of mitigating the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires
Flood
An overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land
Flooding
Cover or submerge (an area) with water in a flood
Floor
Provide (a room or area) with a floor
Flooring
The boards or other material of which a floor is made
Glazier
A person whose trade is fitting glass into windows and doors
Groundwork
foundation, basis ; also : preparation made beforehand
Groundworker
A groundworker is a British term for a subcontractor who is employed to prepare a home construction site for the shallow foundation of a new home. Typically, the groundworker clears the site, lays a Foundation, installs drainage and other pipework, and may build roads if necessary
Health and Saftey
Regulations and procedures intended to prevent accident or injury in workplaces or public environments.
Installation
The action of installing someone or something, or the state of being installed
Insulation
Material used to insulate something
Joiner
A person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames
Joinery
The wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames, viewed collectively
Lock
A mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened, typically operated by a key
Locksmith
A person who makes and repairs locks
Maintain
Cause or enable (a condition or situation) to continue
Maintenance
The process of preserving a condition or situation, or the state of being preserved
Milling Machines
A machine tool on which work usually of metal secured to a carriage is shaped by rotating milling cutters.
Paint
A coloured substance which is spread over a surface and dries to leave a thin decorative or protective coating
Painter
A person whose job is painting building
Pest Control
Pest control refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, usually because it is perceived to be detrimental to a person's health, the ecology or the economy
Plumber
A person who fits and repairs the pipes, fittings, and other apparatus of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems.
Plumbing
The system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a buildin
Property
A thing or things belonging to someone
Reactive Maintenance
(Also known as "breakdown maintenance") are repairs that are done when equipment has already broken down.
Refurbishment
to repair and make improvements to (something, such as a building)
Repair
Restore (something damaged, faulty, or worn) to a good condition
Response
A reaction to something
Roofer
a person who constructs or repairs roofs
Roofing
the process of constructing or repairing a roof or roofs
Scaffold
A structure made using scaffolding.
Scaffolder
Definition of SCAFFOLDER. : one who erects scaffolding
Southampton
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, and is situated 75 miles south-west of London and 19 miles north-west of Portsmouth
Tender
Construction bidding is the process of submitting a proposal (tender) to undertake, or manage the undertaking of a construction project. The process starts with a cost estimate from blueprints and take offs
Water damage restoration
Water damage restoration is the process of restoring a property back to pre-loss condition after sustaining any level of water damage
Window
An opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle, fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out

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