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Last edited 19 Nov 2018
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.
A2A - Air-To-Air
A2W - Air-To-Water
AA - Alkali-Activated (binders)
AADT - annual average daily traffic
AAR - annual average rainfall
AAV - Air Admittance Valve
AAWT - annual average weekday traffic
AB - Acoustic Brace
AB - Airbrick
AB - Alarm Bell
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
ACE - Association for Consultancy and Engineering
ACS - Average Cold Spell
ACT - Acoustic Ceiling Tile
AD - Anno Domini
AD - Anaerobic Digestion
AD - Approved Document
AD - Area Drain
AD - Aspirated Detector
ADCAC - Approval of Details (relating to CAC)
ADFULL - Approval of Details (relating to FULL)
ADH - Adhesive
ADLBC - Approval of Details (relating to LBC)
ADQ - Actual Digital Questions
ADV - Advert Application
AEA - Allowed Enforcement Appeal
AEC - Annual Equivalent Cost.
AEDET - Achieving Excellence in Design Evaluation Toolkit (healthcare buildings)
AEP - annual exceedance probability
AEV - Annual Equivalent Value.
AFF - Above Finished Floor
AHU - Air Handling Unit
AHVLA - Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
AI - Approved Inspector
AIA - Asbestos International Association
AIM - Architectural Information Model
AIM - Asset Information Model
AIOSH - Associate of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
ALARP - As Low As Reasonably Practicable
ALM - Alarm
ALOS - Average Length of Stay
ALUM - Aluminium
AM - Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
AMF - Automatic Mains Failure (detection)
AMT - Automatic Monitoring and Targeting
ANOD - Anodised
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
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
AP - Access Panel
AP - Accredited Professional (BREEAM)
APAD - Application for Prior Approval to Demolish
APC - Aminopolycarboxylate
APC - Assessment of Professional Competence
APF - Assigned Protection Factor
APS - Association of Planning Supervisors
APW - available profile water
APX - Approx.
AQAP - air quality action plan
AQMP - Air Quality Management Plan
AQP - Academically Qualified Person
ARC - Alarm Receiving Centre
ARS - Average Risk Score
AS - Acoustic Sealant
AS - AcouStud
AS - Aspirated Detector
AS - Audio Speaker
ASBU - Advanced Social Building Unit
ASC - Above Suspended Ceiling
ASD - Allowable Strength Design
ASD - Aspirated Detector
ASHP - Air Source Heat Pump
ASI - Architect and Surveying Institute
ASL - advanced stop line
AST - Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
ASZ - archaeological sub-zone
ATC - automatic traffic count
ATC - Assessment of Technical Competence
ATC - Automatic Temperature Control
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
AWC - available water capacity
AWS - Automatic warning system
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