1.1 This standard consists of terms and definitions pertaining to the field of buildings, and in particular, terms related to the standards generated by ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings.
1.2 The purpose of this Terminology is to provide meanings and explanations of technical terms in the buildings field, written for both the non-expert and the expert user.
1.3 This comprehensive Terminology standard contains all ASTM standardized definitions generated in ASTM Committee E06. There are also subsidiary terminology standards. These special classes of terminology are grouped for convenient use (see Section 2). Some subsidiary terminology standards appear in this comprehensive standard.
1.4 Terms are listed in alphabetical sequence. Compound terms appear in the natural spoken order. To show the relationships in certain families of concepts, groups of narrower terms and their definitions are grouped under the definition of the broader term. Each such sub-entry is listed also (in italics) with a cross-reference to the special class.
1.5 Certain standard definitions herein are adopted from other sources. Each is an exact copy. The source is identified at the right margin following the definition, and is listed in Section 2.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation
C274 Terminology of Structural Sandwich Constructions
C460 Terminology for Asbestos-Cement
C582 Specification for Contact-Molded Reinforced Thermosetting Plastic (RTP) Laminates for Corrosion-Resistant Equipment
C755 Practice for Selection of Water Vapor Retarders for Thermal Insulation
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D907 Terminology of Adhesives
E73 Practice for Static Load Testing of Truss Assemblies
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E148 Specification for Apparatus for Microdetermination of Nitrogen by the Dumas Method
E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry
E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics
E489 Test Method for Tensile Strength Properties of Metal Connector Plates
E564 Practice for Static Load Test for Shear Resistance of Framed Walls for Buildings
E774 Specification for the Classification of the Durability of Sealed Insulating Glass Units
E779 Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization
E833 Terminology of Building Economics
E859 Test Method for Air Erosion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRMs) Applied to Structural Members
E985 Specification for Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings
E998 Test Method for Structural Performance of Glass in Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under the Influence of Uniform Static Loads by Nondestructive Method
E1065 Guide for Evaluating Characteristics of Ultrasonic Search Units
E1186 Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems
E1334 Practice for Rating the Serviceability of a Building or Building-Related Facility
E1480 Terminology of Facility Management (Building-Related)
E1481 Terminology of Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings
E1553 Practice for Collection of Airborne Particulate Lead During Abatement and Construction Activities
E1554 Test Methods for Determining Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization
E1566 Guide for Handling Hazardous Biological Materials in Liquid Nitrogen
E1605 Terminology Relating to Lead in Buildings
E1613 Test Method for Determination of Lead by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FAAS), or Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS) Techniques
E1644 Practice for Hot Plate Digestion of Dust Wipe Samples for the Determination of Lead
E1677 Specification for Air Barrier (AB) Material or System for Low-Rise Framed Building Walls
E1679 Practice for Setting the Requirements for the Serviceability of a Building or Building-Related Facility
E1726 Practice for Preparation of Soil Samples by Hotplate Digestion for Subsequent Lead Analysis
E1749 Terminology Relating to Rigid Wall Relocatable Shelters
E1753 Practice for Use of Qualitative Chemical Spot Test Kits for Detection of Lead in Dry Paint Films
E1775 Guide for Evaluating Performance of On-Site Extraction and Field-Portable Electrochemical or Spectrophotometric Analysis for Lead
E1783 Specification for Preformed Architectural Strip Seals for Buildings and Parking Structures
E1792 Specification for Wipe Sampling Materials for Lead in Surface Dust
E1796 Guide for Selection and Use of Liquid Coating Encapsulation Products for Leaded Paint in Buildings
E1807 Terminology Pertaining to Metal Connector Plates
E1827 Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door
E1828 Practice for Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Qualitative Chemical Spot Test Kits for Lead in Paint
E1918 Test Method for Measuring Solar Reflectance of Horizontal and Low-Sloped Surfaces in the Field
F221 Terminology Relating to Carbon Paper and Inked Ribbon Products and Images Made Therefrom
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
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