Flashcards in Practice Management Deck (153)
A buttressing or supporting
The branch of physics that deals
with sound. In architectural application, the
sound qualities of a room or space.
In an ancient Greek city, a citadel,
usually on a high plateau.
Statements or drawings that modify
the basic contract documents after the latter
have been issued to the bidders, but prior to
taking of bids.
addition (to the contract sum)
added to the contract sum either by an accepted
additive alternate or by change order.
A sun-dried brick of earth, used in the
advertisement for bids
notice soliciting proposals for a construction
The branch of philosophy that
deals with the quality, aspects, and perception
One who acts on behalf of another.
The rights to the use or control
of space above a property, such as highways,
railroad tracks, or buildings.
Reflectivity measured as the relative permeability of a surface to radiant energy
flowing in either direction.
Horizontal or vertical deviation
from the straight or level centerline of the road.
Proposal by a bidder for an
amount to be subtracted from, or added to, the
base bid if the corresponding change in the
work is accepted.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Federal civil rights legislation that establishes
the right of persons with disabilities to equal
access to sites and buildings and sets design
guidelines for its implementation.
An arena encircled by tiers of
An electromagnetic device that
indicates the activation of certain circuits; a
device to signal the existence and location of a
fire in a building.
application for payment
written request for payment of the amount due
on account of work completed and/or materials
suitably stored on the site. Also called payment
Material or method that is
approved by the architect as being equivalent to
what was originally specified.
The eastern or altar end of a church,
usually semicircular in plan
An alternative to litigating a dispute, in which one or more arbitrators hears the
evidence and renders a decision.
Masonry having a face of square or
A glazed decorative tile with the
color blue most prominent.
Earth or other fill material placed
between an outside foundation wall and the
A partial obstruction against flow in a
duct or pipe.
The proportioning of components
by offsetting or contrasting so as to produce an
aesthetic equilibrium in the whole.
A style of European architecture
developed in the late Renaissance in reaction
to classical forms, containing elaborate curves,
scrolls, and ornament.
provide for accessibility to buildings and sites
for persons with disabilities.
The sum of money stated in the bid
for which the bidder offers to do the work, not
including any alternate bids.
East-west lines from which townships are established on government surveys.
They run perpendicular to meridian lines.