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Last edited 18 Feb 2021
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
AAP - Area Action Plan
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
ABC - Activity-Based Costing
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
ACT - Acoustic Ceiling Tile
ACWP - Actual Cost of Work Performed
AD - Anno Domini
AD - Anaerobic Digestion
AD - Approved Document
AD - Area Drain
AD - Aspirated Detector
ADA - Association of Drainage Authorities
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.
AEV - Annual Equivalent Value.
AFF - Above Finished Floor
AFFL - Above Finished Floor Level
AHU - Air Handling Unit
AI - Approved Inspector
AIA - Asbestos International Association
AIB - Asbestos Insulation Board
AIL - Abnormal Indivisible Load
AIM - Asset Information Model
ALB - Arm's Length Body
ALC - Alliance Contract
ALM - Alarm
ALOS - Average Length of Stay
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
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
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 - Acoustic Sealant
AS - AcouStud
AS - Aspirated Detector
AS - Audio Speaker
ASBU - Advanced Social Building Unit
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 - Automatic Temperature Control
ATE - Actual Time Expended
ATH - Aluminium Trihydrate
ATO - accumulated temperature above 0°C
ATP - Acceptance Test Protocol/Acceptance To Proceed
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
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