Visual DictionaryJonathan CarraBSCI 2300MWF 11:00
Air BarrierA sheet material used as both a vapor retarder and an air barrier.It is used to prevent the infiltration of air and water
Attic VentilationSoffit Vents allow air to circulate through the entire attic while keeping insects out.
Attic VentilationRidge vents allow for the hot air that rises to escape at the peak of the roof while keeping rain out.
Attic VentilationRoof Tubines are used to pull the hot air out of the attic. They are wind powered
Attic VentilationGable vents are used to allow the air in the attic to escape and to let fresh air in.
BackhoeThe backhoe is a piece of heavy machinery used in excavation.
Brick ArchesRoman Arch
Brick BondsRunning Bonds Consist of all stretchersHeader Rowlocks
BulldozerBulldozers are used to move dirt around site for grading and excavation.
CladdingBrickWood BoardsStoneWood Shingles
Concrete JointsConcrete joints are made to be able to predict where the concrete will crack if it does.
Concrete Masonry UnitsA block of hardened concrete, with or without hollow cores, designed to be laid in the same manner as brick or stone.
Decorative CMUsSplit Block Ribbed Block
DoorsInterior Flush Door
DoorsStileTop RailPanelLock RailBottom RailExterior Panel Door
Electrical Components Transformers are electrical devices that changes the voltage of alternating current
Electric meter is use to measure the amount of electricity used in the household
Electrical Components contThe service panel is where all of the currents run through breakers.
Duplex Receptables are the common plug outlets that we all use.
Framing Elements2. Sill Plate
4. Subflooring3. Floor Joist
7. Top Plate9. Ceiling Joist
8. Stringer10. Rafter
Front End LoaderFront end loaders have a large bucket on the front and is used to pick up loose materials such as dirt or rocks
Gypsum BoardAn interior facing panel consisting of a gypsum core sandwiched between paper faces. Also called drywall, or sheetrock
Heat PumpA device that utilizes a refrigeration cycle either to heat or to cool a building by passing air or water over either the condensing coils or the evaporating coils
Air Handling unitCondensor/Evaporator
InsulationInsulation is used to help keep the outside air out and keep the air condition inside
LintelA beam that carries the load of a wall across a window or door
MortarA substance use to join masonry units, consisting of cementitious materials, fine aggregate, and water
Oriented Strand BoardA building panel composed of long shreds of wood fiber oriented in specific directions and bonded together under pressure
PlumbingDrop in sink
Plumbing Roof Vents are used to let all the sewer gases escape as well as maintaining the pressure.
RebarA short expression for steel reinforcing bars in concrete or masonry
Steep Roof DrainageGutter- Collect the runoff water that falls of the roof
Downspout- channels the water that is collected from the gutter to the ground
Steep Roof MaterialsShingle- a small unit of water-resistant material nailed in overlapping fashion with many other such units to render a wall or sloping roof watertight. Shown: Clay Shingles
Steep Roof ShapesGableHipGambrel
Steep Roof TermsEaveRidgeValley
Steep Roof TermsFasciaSoffitRake
Vapor RetarderVapor Retarder- a layer of material intended to obstruct the passage of water vapor through a building assembly.
Weep HoleWeep Hole- a small opening whose purpose is to permit drainage of water that accumulates inside a building component assembly.
WindowsCasement- a projected window that swings outward
Single Hung- two parts that can both slide up and down.