Common Acronyms Used in Construction

July 7th, 2022 in Construction Managemet

Common Acronyms Used in Construction

The following is a list of some acronyms commonly used in the construction industry:

  • AR: Augmented reality
  • BI: Building information model
  • CAD: Computer-aided design
  • CD: Construction document
  • CM: Construction manager
  • CSI: Construction Specification Institute
  • DB: Design-build
  • DD: Design development
  • ENR: Engineering News Record
  • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
  • FOR: Field observation report
  • GC: General contractor
  • GMP: Guaranteed maximum price
  • GPS: Global positioning systems
  • HVAC: Heating ventilation and air conditioning
  • IFOA: Integrated form of agreement
  • IPD: Integrated project delivery
  • IP: Integrated project leader
  • ICCA: Life-cycle cost analysis
  • LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
  • MR: Mixed reality
  • O/A/C: Owner, architect, contractor
  • OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PM: Project manager
  • PO: Purchase order
  • PPP: Public-private partnership
  • QA: Quality assurance
  • QC: Quality control
  • RFI: Request for information
  • RFP: Request for proposal
  • RFQ: Request for qualifications
  • ROI: Return on investment
  • ROM: Rough order of magnitude
  • SWPPP: Storm water pollution prevention plans
  • TBL: Triple bottom line
  • VOC: Volatile organic compound
  • VR: Virtual reality
  • WBDG: Whole building design guide
  • WBS: Work breakdown structure

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