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Glossary

Glossary

Addition

Expanding an existing structure by adding new sections or rooms.

Bathroom Remodeling

Upgrading or completely renovating a bathroom, including fixtures, plumbing, and layout.

Commercial Projects

Construction or renovation work carried out on commercial properties like offices or retail spaces.Condominium Projects

Remodeling or renovating individual units or common areas within a condominium complex.

Kitchen Remodeling

Overhauling a kitchen, including updating appliances, cabinetry, and countertops.
6. Outdoor Living Spaces: Creating or enhancing outdoor areas such as patios, decks, and outdoor kitchens.

FEMA Compliance

Adhering to regulations set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, especially in disaster-prone areas.

Green Building

Constructing or remodeling buildings to be energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Historic Building Conservation

Preserving, restoring, and maintaining buildings with historical significance.

Interior Design

Planning and designing interior spaces, including aesthetics, functionality, and layout.

Luxury Remodeling

High-end renovations that focus on premium materials, custom designs, and sophisticated finishes.

Project Management

Overseeing a construction project from start to finish, ensuring it meets deadlines, budgets, and quality standards.

Custom Home Bars

Designing and building personalized entertainment spaces, typically featuring a bar.

Energy-Efficient Homes

Designing and constructing homes that use minimal energy for heating, cooling, and lighting.

Design-Build

A construction method where one entity provides both design and construction services.

Structural Engineering

Analyzing and designing the structural elements of a building, ensuring it’s safe and stable.

General Contracting

Managing the overall coordination of a construction project, including hiring subcontractors and overseeing work.

Blueprints

Detailed technical drawings used in planning and constructing buildings.

Permits

Official approvals required to begin construction or renovation projects.

Zoning

Regulations that dictate land use and building requirements in specific areas.

Demolition

The process of tearing down existing structures, often to make way for new construction.

Footprint

The total area occupied by a building, including all floors and extensions.

Load-Bearing Walls

Walls that support the weight of a building’s structure, crucial for its integrity.

Foundation

The underlying base of a building, which provides support and stability.

Insulation

Materials used in buildings to reduce heat loss or gain, enhancing energy efficiency.

HVAC System

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that regulates the indoor climate of a building.

Electrical Wiring

The network of wires and components that supply electricity throughout a building.

Plumbing

The system of pipes, fixtures, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building.

Roofing

The construction of the roof, including materials and design, to provide protection from the elements.

Finish Carpentry

The final touches in construction, such as molding, trim, and detailing, that contribute to the aesthetic and functional aspects of a building.