- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 15 Sep 2020
Construction industry acronyms - A
This article presents a list of construction industry acronyms beginning with 'A'.
For acronyms beginning with other letters, click on the list below.
A - Area
A2A - Air-To-Air
A2W - Air-To-Water
AA - Alkali-Activated (binders)
AA - annual average
AADT - Annual Average Daily Traffic
AAR - annual average rainfall
AAWT - annual average weekday traffic
AB - Acoustic Brace
AB - Airbrick
AB - Alarm Bell
AB - Anchor Bolt
AB - As Built
ABC - Above Ceiling
ABR - Alternative Bars Reversed
ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
AC - Air Conditioning
AC - Alternating Current.
AC - Annual Cost.
AC - Appeal Case
AC - Asbestos cement
ACS - Average Cold Spell
AD - Anno Domini
AD - Anaerobic Digestion
AD - Approved Document
AD - Aspirated Detector
ADA - Association of Drainage Authorities
ADH - Adhesive
ADQ - Actual Digital Questions
ADV - Advert Application
AEA - Allowed Enforcement Appeal
AEC - Annual Equivalent Cost.
AES - Afflux Estimation System
AEV - Annual Equivalent Value.
AFF - Above Finished Floor
AFFL - Above Finished Floor Level
AHU - Air Handling Unit
AI - Approved Inspector
AIA - Asbestos International Association
AIL - Abnormal Indivisible Load
AIM - Asset Information Model
ALARP - As Low As Reasonably Practicable
ALB - Arm's Length Body
ALC - Alliance Contract
ALM - Alarm
ALOS - Average Length of Stay
ALR - All Lane Running (ALR) motorways
ALUM - Aluminium
AM - Asset Management
AMF - Automatic Mains Failure (detection)
AMF - Above Main Floor
AMIN - Annual Minium Flow
AMT - Automatic Monitoring and Targeting
ANOD - Anodised
AOB - Any Other Business
AOCTs - Associated Overseas Countries and Territories
AOD - above Ordnance Datum
AoE - Audio over Ethernet
AoS - appraisal of sustainability
AOV - Automatic Opening Vent
AoV - Angle of View
AP - Access Panel
AP130 - 30-day antecedent precipitation index
APAD - Application for Prior Approval to Demolish
APC - Aminopolycarboxylate
APF - Assigned Protection Factor
API - antecedent precipitation index
APS - Association of Planning Supervisors
APUDG - All Party Urban Development Group
APW - available profile water
APX - Approx.
AQMA - air quality management area
AQMA - Air Quality Management Area
AQP - Academically Qualified Person
ARC - Alarm Receiving Centre
ARS - Average Risk Score
AS - AcouStud
AS - Aspirated Detector
AS - Audio Speaker
ASC - Above Suspended Ceiling
ASD - Aspirated Detector
ASHP - Air Source Heat Pump
ASL - advanced stop line
ASP - Application service provider
AST - Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
ASZ - archaeological sub-zone
ATC - automatic traffic count
ATC - Assessment of Technical Competence
ATC - Automatic Temperature Control
ATE - Actual Time Expended
ATH - Aluminium Trihydrate
ATO - accumulated temperature above 0°C
ATS - Aerobic Treatment System
ATS - Automatic Transfer Switch
AV - Air Vent
AV - Audio Visual (equipment)
AVCL - Air and Vapour Control Layer
AVH - AV Hub
AWS - Automatic warning system
Featured articles and news
How to write them and what they should include.
Five outstanding aspects of the profession.
The seismic strengthening of historic churches.
Results show guarded optimism and payment concerns.
Noteworthy navigable aqueducts.
Technology is making remote work a reality.
Carefully placed structures add drama to pastoral vistas.
Report provides actions required by 2030 to achieve a zero carbon economy.
What type of cool roof is most suitable?
Active Travel programme prioritises cyclists and pedestrians.
CIAT issues caution for use of new standard.
Industry leaders discuss climate change, the economy and other influences.