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Construction Jargon

Construction Terms

You might have heard such Home Builder Construction Terms such as slump, bird mouth or jitter bug and wonder how these words could refer to Home Construction.

An experienced contractor will be able to tell pretty quickly if someone is knowledgeable with Construction Terminology. As in any profession, communication is one of the most important aspects of the job. If people cannot understand what is being discussed, the possibility of making mistakes increases and can affect the overall quality and progress of the project.

Home Builder Jargon contains a list of Construction Terms that are essential to be able to communicate and understand Construction Terminology. Over the years these construction Terms have been passed down from generation to generation to produce a large Construction Dictionary of terms. Even though home construction technology has improved over past thirty years, home Construction Terminology has remained primarily the same during this period of time.

Construction Terms are used from the Plans and Blueprints stage to the home foundation stage all the way through to the final finish stage. In the home foundation stage, Construction Terms such as bull float, slump, jitter bug, honey comb , grade beam, etc are just a few of many home building jargon terms that will be required in order to communicate during this stage of home construction. The house framing stage is another critical stage in the construction of a home. During this stage you might hear Home Builder Jargon terms such as stud, barge rafter, bird box, hip, gable, stringer, ceiling joist, or header.

The New Home Construction Dictionary that I have compiled will help you understand the construction terms not only with a definition but also with hundreds of home construction pics that pertain to each particular Construction term.

The construction process of building a home is a complicated process if looked at as a whole. However, if the total process is broken down into categories that pertain to particular task, the process will seem a lot less complicated. I have broken the total process down into categories that I feel create a critical path in the construction of a home.

Having a knowledge Construction Terms and each category is important but knowing how these categories relate to each other is even more important.

For example, in the framing category you might see Construction Terms such as "blocking" or "deadwood". These are very important Construction Terms and show the need for a good Construction Dictionary or glossary. The home builder jargon term "blocking" can refer to towel bar blocking, curtain blocking, handrail blocking, or tub blocking. The home builder jargon term "deadwood" is a House Framing jargon term that refers to pieces of wood that are nailed in place in order to be able to secure something in the future.

Both of these Home Construction Terms are very important as they have to be completed before the sheet rock category. Having the knowledge of these Construction Terms and how they can affect future work is very critical. Without all the essential blocking completed in the framing stage, the installation of accessories and other critical items such as handrails will be impossible in the finish stage.

You should be able to see that because of the above example, a good Construction Terms Dictionary can be a very important home construction tool to have during a home construction project. New Home Construction Jargon is an excellent construction glossary full of construction definitions and construction pictures that will allow any new home builder to talk with confidence about each stage of construction. The hundreds of construction pictures will also give a clearer picture of the construction process and Construction Terms.