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Last edited 14 Apr 2019
Construction industry acronyms - B
This article presents a list of construction industry acronyms beginning with 'B'.
For other letters click on the list below:
B/ - Bottom (of)
BaBCWT - Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust
BACNET - Building Automation and Control NETwork
BACS - Building Automation and Control System
BAF - Biological Aerated Filters
BAFO - Best And Final Offer
BAILII - British and Irish Legal Information Institute
BAP - biodiversity action plan
BAS - Building Automation System
BATNEEC - Best Available Techniques Not Entailing Excessive Cost
BB - Building Bulletin
BBSBD - British Bryological Society Bryophyte Database
BC - Before Christ
BC - Base Coat (paint)
BC - Building Control (by Statute Law & Regulation) - See BCB
BCA - British Cement Association.
BCA - Building Control Authority
BCC - British Ceramic Confederation
BCF - BIM Collaboration Format
BCMC - British Cable Makers Confederation
BCO - Building Control Officer
BCR - benefit-cost ratio
BCW - Boosted Cold Water
BDY - Boundary
BEP - BIM Execution Plan
BER - Building Emission Rate
BeST - Benefits of SUDS Tool
BFI - Base Flow Index
BFM - Buiness Focussed Maintenance
BFRC - British Fenestration Rating Council
BG - British Gypsum
BGL - below ground level
BGS - British Geological Survey
BH - Beam Height
BH - Bore Hole.
BHW - Boosted Hot Water
BIG - Back Inlet Gully
BINDT - British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
BLK - Blockwork
BM - Bending Moment.
BMGV - Biological Monitoring Guidance Values (See COSHH)
BMTA - British Measurement and Testing Association
BMV - best and most versatile (agricultural land)
BMWP - Biological Monitoring Working Party
BNS - biological notification site
BoCC - birds of conservation concern
BOD - Basis of Design.
BOD - Biochemical Oxygen Demand
BOD - Bottom of Duct
BOD - Burden of Disease
BOH - Back of House
BOP - Balance of plant
BOP - Bottom of Pipe
BOQ - Bill of Quantities
BOT - Bottom
BOT - Build Operate Transfer
BOTDA - Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analysis
BOTDR - Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
BPA - British Pipeline Agency
BPEO - Best practicable environmental option
BPG - Best Practice Guidance.
BPM - Best practicable means
BQ - Bills of Quantities (sometimes BoQ or Bills)
BRAC - Building Regulations Advisory Committee
BRIC - Brazil, Russia, India and China
BRT - Bus Rapid Transit
BS - British Standard
BS - Base Speaker
BS - British Standard
BS EN - British Standard European Norm
BSL - Basic Safety Limit
BSMT - Basement
BSTSA - British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association
BT - British Telecommunications plc
BTM - Bathroom (drawing)
BTO - British Trust for Ornithology
BUG - Building User's Guide
BUS - Building Use Study
BV - Best Value
BW - Block Wall / Brick Wall
BWF - Barbed Wire Fence.
BWF - British Woodworking Federation
BWIC - Builder's Work in Connection (building services)
BWL - Brickwork
BxP - BIM Execution Plan
BYND - Beyond
BYOH - Build Your Own Home
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