Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

Construction Terms

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basement (b, bmt, bsmt)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
blueprint (bprt)Definition (Real-estate, Abbreviation)
The drawing of a structure by an architect or designer, used for construction and getting permits.
brick (brk)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
bulkhead (BH, bulk)Acronym & Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)Company, Canada
Canadian Codes Centre (CCC)Company, Canada
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)Canada
  ➥  An independent committee of volunteers established by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
Canadian Construction Association (CCA)Company, Canada
certificate of occupancy (CO)Definition (Real-estate, Legal-contracts)
Authorization by a local government giving permission for someone to live in or use a building that has just been constructed or renovated.
  ➥  Zoning bylaw.
cluster (Clus)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
complex (cpx)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
composite (comp)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
  ➥  e.g., Roofing Shingles
concrete (conc, concret)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
  ➥  As in concrete floor.
crawl-space (crawlsp, crsp, crwl)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
development (devel)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
draft environmental impact statement (DEIS)Acronym
draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS)Acronym
Edmonton Construction Association (ECA)Company Est.1931, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
engineer or engineering (Engr)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
environmental impact statement (EIS)Definition (Real-estate, Financial-banking, Legal-contracts)
A government-required evaluation of how construction will affect the environment surrounding a site.
environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR)Acronym
final generic environmental impact statement (FGEIS)Acronym
final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS)Acronym
finished and graded (fgra)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
Land that has been prepared for the development of buildings or the installation of improvements such as sewer and electric lines, streets, public facilities and common areas.
  ➥  Could mean a lot, development, complex, parcel of land, etc.
finished basement (f-bmt)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
fixtures (fix.)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
floor area ratio (FAR)Acronym
floor plan (flpl)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
floors (fl, flrs)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
forced air heat (FAH, f/a ht)Acronym & Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
forced hot air (FHA)Acronym
forced-air (frar)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
  ➥  Heating, ventilation, or cooling system.
fully finished (F/F)Acronym
generic environmental impact statement (GEIS)Acronym
gravity hot air (grav)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
  ➥  Heating system.
ground floor (g/f)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
hardwood (hardwd, hdwd, hrdwd)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
  ➥  As in hardwood floors.
heated square feet (HSF)Acronym
laminate flooring (lam-fl)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
manufacturing (mftg)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
National Model Construction Code (NMCC)Company, Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA)Company Est.1968, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association (NLCSA)Company Est.1996, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
on-site (OSTE)Acronym (Abbreviation)
outbuilding(s) (OUTBULD)Acronym (Abbreviation)
  ➥  As in detached garages, sheds, barns, etc.
owner-occupied contruction (OOC)Acronym
paper road (PARD)Acronym (Abbreviation)
pilings (pile)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS)Acronym
septic design (spds)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
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