Construction industry acronyms - D
D - Diameter
D&A - Design & Access Statement
DA - Daylight Autonomy
DAC - Design Allocation Checklist
DALI - Digital Addressable Lighting Interface
DAS - Design & Access Statement
dB - Decibel
DB - Design and Build
DB - Door Bell
DBFO - Design Build Finance Operate
DBL - Double
DBO - Design Build Operate
DBP - Design Best Practice
DBR - Design Brief Report
DBT - Dry Bulb Temperature
DC - Deep Flange [British Gypsum]
DC - Direct Current
DC - Drain Cock
DCF - Discounted Cash Flow
DCLG - Department for Communities and Local Government
DCMS - Department for Culture Media and Sport
DCV - Demand Controlled Ventilation
DCV - Double Check Valve
DD - Draft for Development
DDC - Direct Digital Control
DDI - Direct Dialling In
DDMS - Design Deliverables Monitoring Schedule
DDS - Due Diligence System
DE - District Energy
DECC - Department of Energy and Climate Change
DEEP - Design Excellence Evaluation Process (for defence projects).
DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DEM - Domestic Energy Model
DEMO - Demolition
DET - Detail (drawing)
DF - Daylight Factor
DFEE - Design Fabric Energy Efficiency
DFP - Douglas Fir Plywood
DHS - Design for Health & Safety
DHW - Domestic Hot Water
DIA - Diameter
DIM - Dimension
DIM - Document Issue Matrix
DIR - Design Input Requirements
DJ - Denotes Joist
DL - Dead Load
DL - Drawing List
DM - Demolition (plan)
DM - Design Manager
DMC - Domestic Material Consumption
DMP - Design Management Plan
DMPO - Development Management Procedure Order (2010)
DMS - Document Management System
DN - DOWN
DNO - District Network Operator
DO - Door Opening
DoP - Declaration of Performance
DOV - Drain Off Valve
DP - Damp Proofing
DP - Depth
DP - Dimmer Panel
DP - Distribution Panel
DP - Down Pipe
DPC - Damp Proof Course
DPDT - Double Pole Double Throw Switch
DPM - Damp Proof Membrane
DPP - Design & Procurement Programme
DPS - Dynamic Purchasing Systems
DPST - Double Pole Single Throw Switch
DQI - Design Quality Indicator
DQRA - Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment
DR - Door
DR - Dryer
DRB - Dispute Resolution Board
DRG - Drawing
DRM - Design Risk Management
DRR - Dispute Resolution Review
DRS - Document Release Schedule
DS - Design Services
DS - District Surveyor
DSE - Display Screen Equipment (Form)
DSER - Doorset Energy Rating
DSM - Approved Dynamic Simulation Models (see National Calculation Method)
DSSO - Double Switched Socket Outlet
DTL - Detail
DTM - Design Team Meeting
DTM - Dynamic Thermal Modeling
DTS - Deemed to Satisfy
DTS - Dynamic Thermal Simulation
DU - Discharge Unit
DVR - Digital Video Recorder
DW - Dishwasher
DW - Ductwork
DWF - Design Web Format
DWG - Drawing (AutoCAD file format)
DX - Direct Expansion
DX - Direct Exchange
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