Last edited 12 Jul 2021

Construction industry acronyms - D

This article presents a list of construction industry acronyms beginning with 'D'.

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8D - Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving

D - Diameter

D&O - Directors and Officers (insurance)

D&T - Design and technology

DA - Daylight Autonomy

DA - drainage assessment

DAB - Dispute Adjudication Board

DAC - Design Allocation Checklist

DAC - Direct Air Capture

DACCS - Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage

DALI - Digital Addressable Lighting Interface

DAMP - Drainage Asset Management Plan

DAR - Dressed All Round (timber finish)

DA S - deliverable approach statement

DAS - Design and access statement

dB - Decibel

DB - Design and Build

DB - Door Bell

DB - Dry bulb

dB(A) - Decibels on the A weighted scale

DBA - Design Basis Accident

DBFM - Design Build Finance and Manage

DBFMO - Design Build Finance Maintain Operate.

DBFO - Design Build Finance Operate

DBFOM - Design Build Finance Operate Maintain.

DBFT - Design Build Finance Transfer

DBL - Double

DBM - dense bitumen macadam

DBO - Design Build Operate

DBOT - Design Build Operate Transfer

DBP - Design Best Practice

DBR - Design Brief Report

DBT - Dry Bulb Temperature

DC - Deep Flange [British Gypsum]

DC - Direct Chill

DC - Direct Current

DC - Drain Cock

DCA - demographic character area

DCD - Duty of Care Deed

DCF - Discounted Cash Flow

DCLG - Department for Communities and Local Government (Now the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG))

DCMS - Department for Culture Media and Sport

DCO - Development Consent Order

DCOA - Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994

DCP - Defects Correction Period

DCV - Demand Controlled Ventilation

DCV - Double Check Valve

DD - Draft for Development

DDA - Disability Discrimination Act ( now repealed and replaced by the Equality Act)

DDC - Direct Digital Control

DDE - depth-duration-frequency

DDI - Direct Dialling In

DDMS - Design Deliverables Monitoring Schedule

DDMS - Drainage Data Management System

DDS - Due Diligence System

DE - District Energy

DEC - Display Energy Certificate

DECC - Department of Energy and Climate Change

DEEP - Design Excellence Evaluation Process (for defence projects).

DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEHO - District Environmental Health Officer

DEHS - Director of Environmental Health Services

DEL - Departmental Expenditure Limit

DEM - Digital Elevation Model

DEM - Domestic Energy Model

DEMO - Demolition

DEP - Digital Execution Plan

DER - Design (carbon dioxide) Emission Rate

DER - Distributed Energy Resources

DER - Dwelling Emission Rate (see emission rates)

DET - Detail (drawing)

DF - Daylight Factor

DfD - Design for Deconstruction

DfD - Design for Disassembly

DFE - Decorative Fuel Effect fire

DFEE - Design Fabric Energy Efficiency

DFG - Disabled Facilities Grants

DFM - Dust, Fume and Mist

DfMA - Design for Manufacture and Assembly

DfP - Design for Performance.

DFP - Douglas Fir Plywood

DfT - Department for Transport

DFTG - Digital Framework Task Group

DFV - Desirability Feasibility and Viability

DGNB - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (German Sustainable Building Council)

DGP - Daylight Glare Probability

DH - Duty Holder

DHS - Design for Health & Safety

DHSC - Department of Health and Social Care

DHW - Domestic Hot Water

DHWS - Domestic Hot Water Services

DIA - Diameter

DIA - Diversity Impact Assessment

DIM - Dimension

DIM - Document Issue Matrix

DIO - Defence Infrastructure Organisation

DIP - Document Image Processing

DIR - Design Input Requirements

DIS - Draft International Standard

DIT - Do it together

DIY - Do it yourself

DJ - Denotes Joist

DJSI - Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

DKE - Dynamic Kinematic Envelope

DL - Dead Load

DL - Drawing List

DLT - Distributed Ledger Technology

DM - Demolition

DM - Design Manager

DMA - Delivery Model Assessment

DMAIC - Define Measure Analyse Improve Control

DMC - Domestic Material Consumption

DMP - Design Management Plan

DMP - Drainage Management Plan

DMPO - Development Management Procedure Order (2010)

DMRB - Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

DMS - Definitive Map and Statement

DMS - Document Management System


DNO - Distribution Network Operator.

DNO - District Network Operator

DO - Dissolved Oxygen.

DO - Door Opening

DOCO - Designing Out Crime Officer

DoP - Declaration of Performance

DoS - degree of saturation

DOV - Drain Off Valve

DP - Damp Proofing

DP - Depth

DP - Dimmer Panel

DP - Disabled person

DP - Distribution Panel

DP - Down Pipe

DPC - Damp Proof Course

DPC - Draft for Public Comment

DPCV - Differential Pressure Control Valve

DPD - Development Plan Document

DPDT - Double Pole Double Throw Switch

DPF - Diesel Particulate Filter

DPLBAR - Index describing catchment size and drainage path configuration (km)

DPM - Damp Proof Membrane

DPP - Design & Procurement Programme

DPS - Dynamic Purchasing Systems

DPSBAR - Index of catchment steepness (m/km)

DPST - Double Pole Single Throw Switch

DPT - Dew Point Temperature

DQI - Design Quality Indicator

DQRA - Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment

DR - Demand- Response

DR - Door

DR - Dryer

DRAM - Director of Route Asset Management

DRB - Dispute Resolution Board

DRG - Drawing

DRM - Design Responsibility Matrix

DRM - Design Risk Management

DRN - Detailed River Network

DRR - Dispute Resolution Review

DRS - Document Release Schedule

DS - Design Services

DS - District Surveyor

DSA - Delivery and Site Allocation

DSA - Delivery Schedule Achievement

DSAC - Design Safety Analysis and Control

DSC - Design Safety Case

DSE - Display Screen Equipment (Form)

DSER - Doorset Energy Rating

DSI - Demand-Side Integration

DSL - Digital Subscriber Line.

DSM - Dynamic Simulation Models (see National Calculation Method)

DSO - Distribution System Operator

DSR - Demand Side Response

DSSO - Double Switched Socket Outlet

DST - Decision Support Tool

DTA - Differential Thermal Analysis

DT - Design and technology

DT - Digital Twin

DTL - Detail

DTM - Design Team Meeting

DTM - digital terrain model

DTM - Dynamic Thermal Modeling

DTS - Deemed to Satisfy

DTS - Dynamic Thermal Simulation

DU - Discharge Unit

DVP&R - Design Verification Plan and Report

DVR - Digital Video Recorder

DW - Dishwasher

DW - dry weight

DW - Ductwork

DWF - Design Web Format

DWG - Drawing (AutoCAD file format)

DWS - drinking water standard

DWV - Drain Waste Vent

DX - Direct Exchange

DX - Direct Expansion

DX - Refrigerant piped between split units (often reverse-cycle)

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