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Last edited 18 Jan 2018
Construction industry acronyms - H
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
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
HGT - Height
HI - High
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
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
HS / H&S - Health and Safety
HS&E - Health Safety & Environment
HSCER - Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996
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
HVDC - High Voltage Direct Current
HW - Hot Water
HWH - Hot Water Heater
HWS - Hot Water Service
HWT - Hot Water Tank
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