Last edited 03 Aug 2016

Construction industry acronyms - U

This article presents a list of construction industry acronyms beginning with 'U'. For other letters go to the main alphabet list.

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U/S - underside

UAD - Urban Archaeological Databases

UB - Universal Beam

UBC - Uniform Building Code

UC - Universal Column

UCATT - Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians

UCC - Universal Copyright Convention

UCITS - Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities

UCO - Town and Country (Use Classes) Order 1987

UCTA - Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

UDC - Urban District Council

UDI - Useful Daylight Illuminance

UDL - Uniformly Distributed Load

UDP - Unitary Development Plan

UF - Under Floor

UF - Urea Formaldehyde

UFAD - Underfloor Air Distribution

UfH - Underfloor Heating

UFS - Universal Frame System

UHI / UHIE - Urban Heat Island Effect

UHPC - Ultra High-Performance Concrete

UKAS - United Kingdom Accreditation Service

UKCG - UK Contractors Group

UKCP - UK Climate Projections

UK-GBC - UK Green Building Council

UKTA - UK Thermography Association

UL - Upper Level

ULS - Ultimate Limit State

Uniclass - Unified Classification for the Construction Industry

UNO - Unless Noted Otherwise

UP - Unsaturated Polyester (paint, powder coatings, & bituminous felt)

UPC - Unacceptable Professional Conduct

UPF - Uranium Processing Facility

UPS - Uninterrupted Power Supply

uPVC - Unplasticated Polyvinyl Chloride (rainwater, soil & waste pipes, & roof sheeting)

UR - Urinal

URF - User Related Function

U/S - Underside

US - metric units of R-value

US - Ultimate State

USF - Usable Square Feet / Footage

USFB - Ultra Shallow Floor Beam

USP - Unique Selling Point

UTCCR - The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

UTCCR - Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations

UTL - Unable To Lift

UTL - Utility

UTS - Ultimate Tensile Strength

U-value - energy efficiency value of a material

UWFS - Unwanted Fire Signal