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-A+==A==
A - Ampere A - Ampere
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ATF - Along Top Flange ATF - Along Top Flange
-B+==B==
B - Basin or Bottom B - Basin or Bottom
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BW - Both Ways BW - Both Ways
-C+==C==
C - C shaped steel purlin C - C shaped steel purlin
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°C - Degrees Celsius °C - Degrees Celsius
-D+==D==
DD - Design Drawing DD - Design Drawing
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DWG(S) - Drawing/S DWG(S) - Drawing/S
-E+==E==
EA - Equal Angle (steel) EA - Equal Angle (steel)
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EWC - Electric Water Cooler EWC - Electric Water Cooler
-F+==F==
FB - Footing Beam FB - Footing Beam
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FWF - From Web Face (steel) FWF - From Web Face (steel)
-G+==G==
GALV - Galvanized GALV - Galvanized
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GSM - Global System of Moblie or "Groupe Speciale Mobile" in French GSM - Global System of Moblie or "Groupe Speciale Mobile" in French
-H+==H==
H - Prewash Hose Reel H - Prewash Hose Reel
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HWB - Hair Wash Basin HWB - Hair Wash Basin
-I+==I==
ID - Inside Diameter ID - Inside Diameter
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ISO - International Standard Organisation ISO - International Standard Organisation
-J+==J==
JIS - Japanese Industry Standard JIS - Japanese Industry Standard
-K+==K==
kHz - Kilohertz kHz - Kilohertz
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KWh - Kilo Watt Hour (metre) KWh - Kilo Watt Hour (metre)
-L+==L==
L - Steel Angle L - Steel Angle
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LT - Laundry Trough LT - Laundry Trough
-M+==M==
m - Metres (English) or Meters m - Metres (English) or Meters
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MS - Mild Steel MS - Mild Steel
-N+==N==
NC - Normally Closed NC - Normally Closed
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NZS - New Zealand Standard NZS - New Zealand Standard
-O+==O==
OA or O/A - Overall OA or O/A - Overall
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OPT - Optional OPT - Optional
-P+==P==
PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter
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PVC - Ploy Vinyl Chloride PVC - Ploy Vinyl Chloride
-Q+==Q==
QTY - Quantity QTY - Quantity
-R+==R==
R - Radius R - Radius
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RL - Reduced Level or Relative Level RL - Reduced Level or Relative Level
-S+==S==
S - Sink S - Sink

Revision as of 06:00, 24 March 2006

Complied by Allan Wise, based in Australia

Created 7-July-2004

Revised 20-Nov-2004

Revised 20-Dec-2005



Contents

A

A - Ampere

A/C - Air Conditioning

A/H - After Hours

AB - As Built

AEC - Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

AFL - Above Floor Level

AFL - Above Finished Level

AG - Agricultural pipe drain

AGL - Above Ground Level

AHD - Australian Height Datum

AHU - Air Handler Unit

APPROX - Approximately

AS - Australian Standard

ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ATF - Along Top Flange

B

B - Basin or Bottom

BLDG - Building

BNS - Business Network Services

BOT - Bottom

BQ - Bendable Quality

BSP - British Standard Pipe

BT - Bath Tub

BTM - Bottom

BW - Both Ways

C

C - C shaped steel purlin

C/C - Cross Centres

C.J. - Control Joint (or Construction Joint)

CAD - Computer Aided Design. Less commonly use is Computer Assisted Drafting.

CCTV - Closed Circuit TeleVision

CFW - Continuous Fillet Weld

CHS - Circular Hollow Section

CL - Center Line

CLG - Control Joint

CLR - Clearance

CMU - Cement Masonry Unit

CNJ - Construction Joint

COL - Column

COMMS - Communications

CONN - Connection

CONT - Continuous

CS - Cleaners Sink

CT - Controller

CTR(S) - Centre/S

CTRL - Control

CTRS - Centers

CU - Dental Cuspidor

CVR - Cover

°C - Degrees Celsius

D

DD - Design Drawing

DIA - Diameter

DIM - Dimension

DN - Diameter Nominal

DP - Down Pipe

DR - Dryer

DW - Dishwasher

DWG - Drawing

DWG(S) - Drawing/S

E

EA - Equal Angle (steel)

EF - Each Face

EL - Elevated Level

EL - Elevation

ELEC - Electrical

EQ - Equal

EQUIP - Equipment

EW - Each Way

EWB - Electric Water Boiler

EWC - Electric Water Cooler

F

FB - Footing Beam

F'c - Characteristic Concrete Strength

FCU - Fan Coil Unit

FFL - Finished Floor Level

FL - Floor Level

FOC - Fibre Optic Cable

FS - Far Side

FSBL - Full Strength Butt Weld

FTG - Footing

FTP - Fibre Termination Panel (fibre optical cable)

FW - Fillet Weld

FWF - From Web Face (steel)

G

GALV - Galvanized

GIS - Graphic Information System

GLAV - Galvanized

GSM - Global System of Moblie or "Groupe Speciale Mobile" in French

H

H - Prewash Hose Reel

HOR - Horizontal

HORIZ - Horizontal

HP - High Pressure

HWB - Hair Wash Basin

I

ID - Inside Diameter

IE - Invert Elevation

IL - Invert Level

IO - Inspection Opening

IP - Intersection Point

ISO - International Standard Organisation

J

JIS - Japanese Industry Standard

K

kHz - Kilohertz

K.J. - Key Joint

KS - Kitchen Sink

KWh - Kilo Watt Hour (metre)

L

L - Steel Angle

LAN - Local Area Network

LGX - Line Group Cross (Connector, fibre optical cable)

LH - Left Hand

LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas

LT - Laundry Trough

M

m - Metres (English) or Meters

MAX - Maximum

MDF - Main Distribution Frame (Telecommunications)

MFR - Manufacturer

MHz - Megahertz

Micky Mouse - A toy project, of very low quality.

MIN - Minimum

MISC - Miscellaneous

M.J. - Movement Joint

mm - Millimetres

MS - Mild Steel

N

NC - Normally Closed

NET - Network

No. - Number

NOM - Nominal

NS - Near Side

N.S.O.P. - Not Shown On Plan

NTS - Not To Scale

NZS - New Zealand Standard

O

OA or O/A - Overall

OD - Outside Diameter

OPT - Optional

P

PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter

PFC - Parallel Flange Channel

PL - Plate

PT - Pressure Tapping

PVC - Ploy Vinyl Chloride

Q

QTY - Quantity

R

R - Radius

RAD - Radius or radial

REF - Reference

REINF - Reinforcement

REQ'D - Required

REV - Revision

RH - Right Hand

RHS - Rectangular Hollow Section

RL - Reduced Level or Relative Level

S

S - Sink

SAN - Sanitary

SDU - Sanitary Disposal Unit

SF - Strip Footing

SHR - Shower

SHS - Square Hollow Section

SIM - Similar

SQ - Square

SS or S/S - Stainless Steel

SL - Structural Level

SSL - Structural Slab Level

STD - Standard

T T - Top

TB - Tie Beam

TEMP - Temperature

TFC - Taper Flange Channel

THK - Thick

TO or T.O. or T.OFF - Top Off

TR - Laundry Trough

TUN - Tundish

TYP - Typical

U U/S - Under Side

UA - Unequal Angle (steel)

UB - Universal Beam (steel)

UC - Universal Column (steel)

UNO - Unless Noted Otherwise (UON is prefered)

UON - Unless Otherwise Noted

UR - Urinal

V VER - Vertical

VERT - Vertical

W WAN - Wide Area Network

WB - Welded Beam (steel)

WC - Welded Column (steel)

WC - Water Closet (toilet)

WC(P) - Water Closet With 'P' Trap

WC(S) - Water Closet With 'S' Trap

WD - Working Drawing

WM - Washing Machine

WP - Water Proof or Work Point

X X - By. Example, "N12 x 1200 long" also means "N12 by 1200 long".

Y Z Z - Zulu (Greenwich Mean Time)

Z - Z shaped steel purlin

Special Characters °C = Degrees Celsius

Ø = Diameter

  1. = Number

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