We are expanding our vocabularies with new construction and architectural terms every day, so we decided we’d give you a chance to expand yours! Here is our new construction reference – we’ll be adding new terms as we go.
lin·tel noun (ˈlin-təl)
– a horizontal architectural member spanning and usually carrying the load above an opening
shor•ing noun (ˈʃɔr ɪŋ, ˈʃoʊr-)
– a number or system of shores for steadying or supporting a wall, a ship in drydock, etc.
– the act or operation of propping with shores
un·der·pin·ning noun (ˈən-dər-ˌpi-niŋ)
– the material and construction (as a foundation) used for support of a structure
– something that serves as a foundation
cais·son noun (ˈkā-ˌsän, -sən)
– a watertight chamber used in construction work under water or as a foundation
mill·work noun (mil-werk)
– Woodwork, such as doors, window casings, and baseboards, ready-made by a lumber mill.
bol·lard noun (ˈbä-lərd)
– A short, thick, strong vertical post.
cur·ing gerund of cure (verb) (kjʊə-riŋ)
– the process that promotes hardening of (concrete)
sis·ter·ing noun (ˈsis-tə-riŋ)
– the process of setting a new piece of wood against an old piece to strenghten it. Typically done with joists, rafters, or studs.