A parti diagram is a rough drawing, doodle, or diagram used early in the schematic design process to represent a design concept.
NCIDQ Exam Glossary Terms - P
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A specification that calls out required results that must be achieved by a material or product.
The process of taking measurements and scaling dimensions from photographs using associated photogrammetry software.
In a commercial building the plenum is the space between the dropped ceiling and the structural ceiling or floor above. It can contain lighting housings, wiring or cables, HVAC ducting, and sprinkler systems.
Plumbing traps are designed to catch and hold a small quantity of water to provide a seal that prevents gases from the sewer system from entering the building. No, this is not a plumbing trap:)
Plumbing vents or waste vents are connected to plumbing traps and allow built up sewage gases to escape.
Post consumer material is material or product that has served its intended use and has either been diverted or recovered from waste destined for disposal.
(POE) A review of a completed project after a period of time evaluate the design process, client satisfaction, and any maintenance issues.
Pre-consumer recycled content refers to materials generated during manufacturing (trimmings or scraps) that have been recovered or diverted from solid waste.
This type of specification calls out brand or trade names for specific products or materials the contractor must use.
This type of specification calls out a specific manufacturer’s product and is therefore the most restrictive.
A sample or model of a design, finish, or object for testing the concept before putting it into production.