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Last edited 14 Apr 2021
Construction industry acronyms - D
This article presents a list of construction industry acronyms beginning with 'D'.
For other letters click on the list below:
D - Diameter
D&O - Directors and Officers (insurance)
DA - Daylight Autonomy
DAC - Design Allocation Checklist
DAC - Direct Air Capture
DAR - Dressed All Round (timber finish)
DA S - deliverable approach statement
dB - Decibel
DB - Design and Build
DB - Door Bell
DB - Dry bulb
DBFO - Design Build Finance Operate
DBL - Double
DBM - dense bitumen macadam
DBO - Design Build Operate
DBT - Dry Bulb Temperature
DC - Deep Flange [British Gypsum]
DC - Direct Chill
DC - Direct Current
DC - Drain Cock
DCA - demographic character area
DCF - Discounted Cash Flow
DCMS - Department for Culture Media and Sport
DCV - Demand Controlled Ventilation
DCV - Double Check Valve
DDC - Direct Digital Control
DDE - depth-duration-frequency
DDI - Direct Dialling In
DE - District Energy
DEHO - District Environmental Health Officer
DEL - Departmental Expenditure Limit
DEMO - Demolition
DEP - Digital Execution Plan
DET - Detail (drawing)
DF - Daylight Factor
DfD - Design for Disassembly
DFG - Disabled Facilities Grants
DFM - Dust, Fume and Mist
DfP - Design for Performance.
DFP - Douglas Fir Plywood
DfT - Department for Transport
DGNB - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (German Sustainable Building Council)
DH - Duty Holder
DHSC - Department of Health and Social Care
DHW - Domestic Hot Water
DIA - Diameter
DIM - Dimension
DIP - Document Image Processing
DIY - Do it yourself
DJ - Denotes Joist
DL - Dead Load
DL - Drawing List
DM - Demolition
DM - Design Manager
DMAIC - Define Measure Analyse Improve Control
DMP - Design Management Plan
DMPO - Development Management Procedure Order (2010)
DMS - Definitive Map and Statement
DN - DOWN
DNO - Distribution Network Operator.
DNO - District Network Operator
DO - Dissolved Oxygen.
DO - Door Opening
DOCO - Designing Out Crime Officer
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
DPDT - Double Pole Double Throw Switch
DPF - Diesel Particulate Filter
DPM - Damp Proof Membrane
DPSBAR - Index of catchment steepness (m/km)
DPST - Double Pole Single Throw Switch
DQI - Design Quality Indicator
DR - Demand- Response
DR - Door
DR - Dryer
DRAM - Director of Route Asset Management
DRB - Dispute Resolution Board
DRG - Drawing
DRM - Design Risk Management
DRN - Detailed River Network
DS - District Surveyor
DSL - Digital Subscriber Line.
DSR - Demand Side Response
DSSO - Double Switched Socket Outlet
DST - Decision Support Tool
DTA - Differential Thermal Analysis
DTL - Detail
DTM - Design Team Meeting
DTM - Dynamic Thermal Modeling
DTS - Deemed to Satisfy
DTS - Dynamic Thermal Simulation
DVR - Digital Video Recorder
DW - Dishwasher
DW - dry weight
DW - Ductwork
DWF - Design Web Format
DWG - Drawing (AutoCAD file format)
DX - Direct Exchange
DX - Direct Expansion
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