Laminated Glass is an assembly of two or more layers of glass bonded together with a interlayer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) so that it the shards hold together when shattered. The layers can be normal or tempered glass. When laminated glass is broken it creates a “spider web” pattern and all the pieces stay attached […]
NCIDQ Exam Glossary Terms - L
Important NCIDQ Glossary Terms to know for the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum Exams.
Instead of a camera, pulsing laser beams are used to scan over an object or facade creating a “point cloud.” This set of points creates a 3-D image of the object or facade from used to generate plans, elevations and sections using specialized software.
LEED Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design is a national consensus-based building rating system designed to accelerate the development and implementation of green building practices, and that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Ratings from lowest to highest are: Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum
Low-voltage lighting requires a transformer to step the line voltage (the voltage of the wiring without a transformer) down from 120V to 12V. They are popular because they are often smaller and more compact than other types of lamps, but you must locate the transformer or driver that powers them. They come in a wide variety of colors […]
A unit of measurement of light. A lumen is the measure of the total amount of visible light output from a source, as opposed to the amount of power emitted. A designer would be concerned with the comparative lumens per watt of various light sources.