Last edited 05 Oct 2018

Construction industry acronyms - F

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

For other letters click on the list below:

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F&RA - Fire and Rescue Authority

FA - Floor Above

FA - Forms of Appointment

FAAP - Fitzrovia Area Action Plan

FAD - Fresh Air Duct

FAME - Fatty Acid Methyl Esters

FAO - For attention of

FAP - Fire Alarm Panel

FAR - Floor Area Ratio

FARL - FEH index of flood attenuation due to reservoirs and lakes

FAST - Function Analysis System Technique (value management)

FB - Footing Beam

FB - From Below

FBTA - From Below To Above

FC - False Ceiling

FC - Fixing Channel

FC - Flexible Connection

FC - TUFLOW Flow constriction layer

FC(SP)R - Fire Certificate (Special Premises) Regulations 1976

FCCP - Fire Curtain Control Panel

FCD - field capacity days

FCEC - Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (dissolved in November 1996 and superseded by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA))

FCL - Finished Ceiling Level

FCRM - Flood & Coastal Risk Management

FCU - Fan Coil Unit

FD - Fire Door

FD - Floor Drain

FDAS - Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

FDFAS - Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System

FDIS - Final Draft International Standard

FEED - Front End Engineering and Design (contract)

FEH - Flood Estimation Handbook

FEM - Finite Element Method (simulation techniques)

FER - Fundamental Expenditure Review

FES - Fabric Energy Storage

FETA - Federation of Environmental Trade Associations

FF - Far Face

FF - Floor Finishes (plan)

FF - Fridge Freezer

FF&E / FFE - Furniture Fittings & Equipment

FFC - Flat Flexible Cables

FFI - Fee for Intervention (Health and Safety Executive)

FFL - Finished Floor Level

FFP - Filtering Facepieces

FFP - Finished Floor Plan

FFU - Fan Filter Unit

FGL - Finished Ground Level

FH - Fire Hydrant

FICE - Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

FIDIC - Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils

FIM - Facilities Information Model

FISP - Financial Systems and Payments

FIStructE - Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers

FIT - Feed-In Tariff

FIXT - Fixture

FL - Floor Level

FL - Floor Light

FLP - Flameproof

FLR - Floor

FLS - Flygt Leakage Sensor

FLS - Funding for Lending Scheme

FLT - Fork Lift Truck

FM - Facilities Management

FMAS - Financial Management Accounting System

FMB - Federation of Master Builders

FMECA - Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis

FMfSW - Flood Map for Surface Water

FMU - Field Management Unit

FND - Foundation

FO - Fibre Optic

FOC - Face of Concrete

FOC - Fibre Optic Cable

FOD - Field Operations Directorate

FOF - Face of Finish

FOG - Fat Oil and Grease

FOG - Flat over Garage

FOPS - Falling Object Protective Structure

FORS - Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

FOS - Face of Stud

FoS - Factor of Safety

FOU - For official Use

FP - Field Professional

FP - Foamed Polyethylene

FP(W)R - Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997

FPA71 - Fire Precautions Act 1971

FPC - Factory Production Control

FPC - Flat Printed Circuits

FPEXT - Floodplain extent, the fraction of the catchment inundated by a 1 in 100

FPL - Fireplace

FPO - Fire Prevention officer

FPS - Functional Performance Specification

FR - Fire Rated

FR - Fire-Resistant

FRA - flood risk assessment

FRA - Flood Risk Assessment (Flood risk management plans)

FRD - Fire Rated Ductwork

FRe - Flood Resilience (technologies)

FRI - Full Repairing and Insuring (Lease)

FRL - Fibre Reinforced Laminate

FRMP - Flood Risk Management Plan

FRP - Fibre Reinforced Plastic

FRP - Fibre Reinforced Polymer

FRR - The Flood Risk Regulations 2009

FRS - Fire and Rescue Service

FRSD - Fire and Rescue Service Directorate

FS - Fire Strategy (drawing)

FS - Fixing Strap

FS - Fused Spur

FSC - Federal Standard Colour

FSC - Forest Stewardship Council

FSI - Floor Space Index

FSMS - Field Survey Methods and Standards

FSO - Formal Second Opinion

FSO- Fire Safety officer

FSR - Filter Self-Rescuer (Mining)

FSSU - Field Scientific Support Unit Now Field Services Unit

FSU - Field Services Unit

FSU - Floating Storage Unit

FSV - Free Steered Vehicle

FTE - full-time equivalent

FTG - Footing

FTN - Fixed Telecommunications Network

FWH - Flexible Working Hours

FWR - Functional Work Recording System

FZM - Flood Zone Map (Environment Agency)