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List of Common Abbreviations Used In Construction

Here you can find a list of most common construction abbreviations found in the construction industry. Any engineer who works in the construction industry must be aware of these construction abbreviations.

Construction Abbreviations List

1.IR: Inspection Request

2.RFQ: Request For Quotation

3.RFB: Request For Bid

4.SWI: Site Work Instruction

5.RFI: Request For Information

6.TOC: Taking Over Certificate

7.SD: Shop drawing

8.MS: Method Statement

9.SWI: Site Work Instruction

10.NSC: Nominated Subcontractor

11.NCR: NON – Conformance Report

12.MIR: Material Inspection Request

13.MAR: Material Approval

14.LOA: Letter Of Acceptance

15.LOI: Letter Of Intent

16.IFB: Invitation For Bid

17.VO: Variation Order

18.IP: Inspection Plan

19.IRP: Inspection Request Plan

20.EI: Engineering Instruction

21.TOC: Taking Over Certificate

22.NOC: No Objection Certificate

23.BCC: Building Complete Certificate

24.A/C: Air Conditioner

25.DWG: Drawing

26.FACP: Fire Alarm Control Panel

27.FL: Floor Level

28.Galv.: Galvanized

29.G.C.: General Contractor

30.HV: High Voltage

31.H.V.A.C.: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

32.H.W.: Hot Water

33.In.: Inch

34.kW: Kilowatt

35.LL: Live Load

36.MH: Manhole

37.QTY: Quantity

38.RC: Reinforced Concrete

39.SQ. FT.: Square Feet

40.SQ. IN.: Square Inches

41.SS: Stainless Steel

42.RFP: Request for Pricing, Request for Proposal

43.ALUM: Aluminium

44.Blvd.: Boulevard

45.BOQ: Bill of Quantity

46.BUA: Built Up Area

47.CO: Change Order

48.DB: Distribution Board

49.AHU: Air Handling Unit

50.FCU: Fan Coil Unit

51.FF: Firefighting

52.FA: Fire Alarm

53.IFC: Issued For Construction

54.IFD: Issued For Design

55.IPC: Interim Payment Certificate

56.RCP: Reflected Ceiling Plans

57.T&C: Testing and Commissioning

58.UPS: Un-interruptable Power Supply

59.VCD: Volume Control Damper

60.CHW: Chilled Water

This construction abbreviations list is very important to be known.

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