Construction abbreviations

Construction abbreviations
What are Construction Abbreviations? 


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


AA Aluminum Association
AAMA American Architectural Manufacturers Association
AAADM American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ABAA Air Barrier Association of America
ACI American Concrete Institute
AI Asphalt Institute
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AITC American Institute of Timber Construction
AMCA Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc.
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APA Engineered Wood Association                                        
ASCC American Society of Concrete Contractors
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM ASTM International
AWI Architectural Woodwork Institute
AWMAC Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers of Canada
AWS American Welding Society
ASTM ASTM International
BHMA Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association
CDA Copper Development Association
CISCA Ceiling and Interior Systems Construction Association
CLFMI Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute
CRI Carpet and Rug Institute
CRSI Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
CSA Canadian Standards Association
CSI Cast Stone Institute
CSSB Cedar Shingle and Shake Bureau
CSPC United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
DASMA Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association International
EIMA EIFS Industry Manufacturers Association
FM Factory Mutual Insurance Co.
FSC Forest Stewardship Council
GA Gypsum Association
GS Green Seal, Inc.
IGMA Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance
ISO International Organization for Standardization
MFMA Maple Flooring Manufacturer’s Association
MPI Master Painters Institute
MVMA Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association
NAAMM National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers
NEMA Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers
NELMA Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NFRC National Fenestration Rating Council
NFSI National Floor Safety Institute
NHLA National Hardwood Lumber Association
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NLGA National Lumber Grades Authority
NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association
NTMA National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
NWFA National Wood Flooring Association
PCI Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
PEI Porcelain Enamel Institute
PTI Post-Tensioning Institute
RCSC Research Council on Structural Connections
RFCI Resilient Floor Covering Institute
RIS Redwood Inspection Service
SCAQMD South Coast Air Quality Management District
SDI Steel Deck Institute
SDI Steel Door Institute
SFIA Steel Framing Industry Association
SIPA Structural Insulated Panel Association
SJI Steel Joist Institute
SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Manufacturer’s Association International
SPIB Southern Pine Inspection Bureau
SPRI Single Ply Roofing Institute
SSMA Steel Stud Manufacturer’s Association
SSPC Society for Protective Coatings
SWI Steel Window Institute
TCNA Tile Council of North America
TMS The Masonry Society
TPI Truss Plate Institute
TPI Turfgrass Producers International
USDOJ United States Department of Justice
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
USGBC U.S. Green Building Council
USPS United States Postal Service
WCLIB West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau
WDMA Window and Door Manufacturers Association
WI Woodwork Institute
WRCLA Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
WWPA Western Wood Products Association

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


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