Construction abbreviations

What are Construction Abbreviations?

Construction abbreviations are reference standards to industry organizations that are specified in individual 3-part specifications throughout a project manual.  This is a list of abbreviations and acronyms used in other sections in Divisions 02 through 50, commonly specified in SimpleSpecs™ section 01 42 13 – ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS. 

ACRONYM OR ABBREVIATIONENTITYWEBSITE
AAAluminum Associationwww.aluminum.org
AAMAAmerican Architectural Manufacturers Associationwww.aamanet.org
AAADMAmerican Association of Automatic Door Manufacturerswww.aaadm.com
AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officialswww.transportation.org
ABAAAir Barrier Association of Americawww.airbarrier.org
ACIAmerican Concrete Institutewww.aci-int.org
AIAsphalt Institutewww.asphaltinstitute.org
AISCAmerican Institute of Steel Constructionwww.aisc.org
AITCAmerican Institute of Timber Constructionwww.aitc-glulam.org
AMCAAir Movement and Control Association International, Inc.www.amca.org
AISIAmerican Iron and Steel Institutewww.steel.org
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institutewww.ansi.org
APAEngineered Wood Association                                                  www.apawood.org
ASCCAmerican Society of Concrete Contractorswww.ascconline.org
ASCEAmerican Society of Civil Engineerswww.asce.org
ASHRAEAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineerswww.ashrae.org
ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineerswww.asme.org
ASTMASTM Internationalwww.astm.org
AWIArchitectural Woodwork Institutewww.awinet.org
AWMACArchitectural Woodwork Manufacturers of Canadawww.awmac.com
AWSAmerican Welding Societywww.aws.org
ASTMASTM Internationalwww.astm.org
BHMABuilders Hardware Manufacturers Associationwww.buildershardware.com
CDACopper Development Associationwww.copper.org
CISCACeiling and Interior Systems Construction Associationwww.cisca.org
CLFMIChain Link Fence Manufacturers Institutewww.chainlinkinfo.org
CRICarpet and Rug Institutewww.carpet-rug.com
CRSIConcrete Reinforcing Steel Institutewww.crsi.org
CSACanadian Standards Associationwww.aamanet.org
Cast Stone Institutewww.caststone.org
CSSBCedar Shingle and Shake Bureauwww.cedarbureau.org
CSPCUnited States Consumer Product Safety Commissionwww.cpsc.gov
DASMADoor and Access Systems Manufacturers Association Internationalwww.dasma.com
EIMAEIFS Industry Manufacturers Associationwww.eima.com
FMFactory Mutual Insurance Co.www.fmglobal.com
FSCForest Stewardship Councilwww.fscus.org
GAGypsum Associationwww.gypsum.org
GSGreen Seal, Inc.www.greenseal.org
IGMAInsulating Glass Manufacturers Alliancewww.igmaonline.org
ISOInternational Organization for Standardizationwww.iso.org
MFMAMaple Flooring Manufacturer’s Associationwww.maplefloor.org
MPIMaster Painters Institutewww.mpi.net
MVMAMasonry Veneer Manufacturers Associationwww.ncma.org
NAAMMNational Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturerswww.naamm.org
NEMAAssociation of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturerswww.nema.org
NELMANortheastern Lumber Manufacturers Associationwww.nelma.org
NFPANational Fire Protection Associationwww.nfpa.org
NFRCNational Fenestration Rating Councilwww.nfrc.org
NFSINational Floor Safety Institutewww.nfsi.org
NHLANational Hardwood Lumber Associationwww.nhla.org
NISTNational Institute of Standards and Technologywww.nist.gov
NLGANational Lumber Grades Authoritywww.nlga.org
NRCANational Roofing Contractors Associationwww.nrca.net
NTMANational Terrazzo and Mosaic Associationwww.ntma.com
NWFANational Wood Flooring Associationwww.nwfa.org
PCIPrecast/Prestressed Concrete Institutewww.pci.org
PEIPorcelain Enamel Institutewww.porcelainenamel.com
PTIPost-Tensioning Institutewww.post-tensioning.org
RCSCResearch Council on Structural Connectionswww.boltcouncil.org
RFCIResilient Floor Covering Institutewww.rfci.com
RISRedwood Inspection Servicewww.redwoodinspection.com
SCAQMDSouth Coast Air Quality Management Districtwww.aqmd.gov
SDISteel Deck Institutewww.sdi.org
SDISteel Door Institutewww.steeldoor.org
SFIASteel Framing Industry Associationwww.sfia.memberclicks.net
SIPAStructural Insulated Panel Associationwww.sips.org
SJISteel Joist Institutewww.steeljoist.org
SMACNASheet Metal and Air Conditioning Manufacturer’s Association Internationalwww.smacna.org
SPIBSouthern Pine Inspection Bureauwww.spib.org
SPRISingle Ply Roofing Institutewww.spri.org
SSMASteel Stud Manufacturer’s Associationwww.ssma.com
SSPCSociety for Protective Coatingswww.sspc.org
SWISteel Window Institutewww.steelwindows.com
TCNATile Council of North Americawww.tileusa.com
TMSThe Masonry Societywww.masonrysociety.org
TPITruss Plate Institutewww.tpinst.org
TPITurfgrass Producers Internationalwww.turfgrasssod.org
USDOJUnited States Department of Justicewww.ada.gov
USEPAUnited States Environmental Protection Agencywww.epa.gov
USEPAUnited States Environmental Protection Agencywww.energystar.gov
USGBCU.S. Green Building Councilwww.usgbc.org
USPSUnited States Postal Servicewww.usps.com
WCLIBWest Coast Lumber Inspection Bureauwww.wclib.org
WDMAWindow and Door Manufacturers Associationwww.wdma.com
WIWoodwork Institutewww.woodworkinstitute.com
WRCLAWestern Red Cedar Lumber Associationwww.realcedar.com
WWPAWestern Wood Products Associationwww.wwpa.org

A list of construction abbreviations and acronyms included in a commercial construction project manual.

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