Last edited 06 Mar 2020

Construction industry acronyms

Please help us develop this list of commonly used construction industry acronyms. To find your acronym, or add your acronym, click on the letter that it starts with on the list below.

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Distribution of construction industry acronyms by first letter.


We have a plan with C. O. T. on it several places. Any suggestions what that might mean?

It's difficult to know without seeing the drawing itself, but possibilities might include:

  • Commercial Off The Shelf
  • Customer-Owned Tooling
  • Conditions of Tender
  • Computer Operator Terminal

If you want to upload the drawing (click tools / upload file) or email it to us ([email protected]) we could have a look.

How about 'Certificate of Title'?

Designing Buildings Anywhere

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