Last edited 18 Jan 2018

Construction industry acronyms - H

This article presents a list of construction industry acronyms beginning with 'H'. For other letters go to the main alphabet list.

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H&S - Health and Safety

H/L - High Level

Ha - Hectares

HA - Highways Agency

HAC - High Alumina Cement

HAVS - Hand-arm vibration syndrome

HBCD - Hexabroncyclododecane (flame retardant)

HBF - Home Builders Federation

HBIA - Historic Building Impact Assessment

HBN - Health Building Notes

HCA - Homes and Community Agency (now Homes England)

HCFC - Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

HD - Hand Dryer

HD - Heat Detector

HDD - Heating Degree Days

HDF - High Density Fibreboard

HDM - House Dust Mite

HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface

HDPE - High Density Polyethylene (flooring & piping)

HEA - European I-Beam Profile

HEA - Head -End Assembly

HEA - Historic Environment Record

HEB - European I-Beam Profile

HECA - Home Energy Conservation Act

HEDQF - Higher Education Design Quality Forum

HELM - Historic Environment Local Management

hEN - Harmonised European Standard

HEPA - High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance

HER - Historic Environment Record

HFC - Hydrofluorocarbon

HGCRA - Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act

HGT - Height

HHSRS - Housing Health and Safety Rating System

HI - High

HIAMP - Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan

HIP - Home Information Pack

HIPS - High Impact Polystrene (ceilings & mirrors)

HIP's - Home Information Packs (now abolished)

HIU - Heat Interface Unit

HL - High Level

HM - Heat Meter

HM - Hollow Metal

HMC - Hygroscopic Moisture Content.

HMIP - Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution

HMO - Houses in Multiple Occupation (licence)

HMRC - Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

HOH - Head of Household.

HOR - Horizontal

HOTs - Head of Terms

HP - Heat Pump

HP - High Point

HPA - Heritage Partnership Agreement

HPG - High Pressure Gas

HPL - High Pressure Laminate

HQI - Housing Quality Indicator

HQI Housing Quality Indicators.

HR - Human Resources

HRF - Household Reference Person.

HRM - Human Resources Management

HRS - Hot Rolled Steel

HRV - Heat Recovery Ventilation

HS / H&S - Health and Safety

HS&E - Health Safety & Environment

HSCER - Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996

HSE - Health and Safety Executive

HSF / H&SF - Health and Safety File

HSFG - High Strength Friction Grip

HSG - Health and Safety Guidance

HSLA - High Strength Low Alloy (Steel)

HSPF - Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

HSS - Hollow Structural Section

HSW - Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

HSWA Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

HT - High Tensile

HT - Window Head Height

HTM - Health Technical Memorandum

HTR - Heater

HTT - Hard-To-Treat

HV - High Voltage

HVAC - Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

HVACR - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

HVDC - High Voltage Direct Current

HW - Hot Water

HWH - Hot Water Heater

HWS - Hot Water Service

HWT - Hot Water Tank