- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 14 Apr 2022
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 - Accreditation body
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
ACU - Association of Commonwealth Universities
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.
AFDD - Arc Fault Detection Device
AFF - Above Finished Floor
AFFL - Above Finished Floor Level
AFP - Active Fire Protection
AHJ - Authority Having Jurisdiction
AHU - Air Handling Unit
AI - Approved Inspector
AIA - Asbestos International Association
AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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
AMN - All Measures Necessary
AMT - Automatic Monitoring and Targeting
ANOD - Anodised
ANP - Analytic Network Process
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
AP130 - 30-day antecedent precipitation index
APAD - Application for Prior Approval to Demolish
APC - Aminopolycarboxylate
APD - Air pressure drop
APF - Assigned Protection Factor
API - Air Pollution Index
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
aR - Assisted reality
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.
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
ATP - Adenosine Triphosphate
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
What will it take to stop it ?
To celebrate world bee day 2022 !
Not forgetting part F and the new part overheating part O.
As energy prices jump up in cost.
With people in the UK from Ukraine.
Industry leader Steve Murray takes on role.
An abundant and versatile building material.
600,000 heat pump installations targeted per year by 2028.
Helping prevent those unwanted outcomes.
How has transport changed due to Covid-19 ?
Will you need it ? after June 15 and the new Part O ?
Create an account and write the first of many articles.
CIAT commentary after the first meeting.
Who is to blame?
Research recommends focussing on portfolio success rather than project success.
The revised standard for mapping underground utilities.
Cross-industry steering group seeks support in delivery.