Last edited 09 Sep 2018

Construction industry acronyms - H

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

For other letters click on the list below:

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[edit] H

H&S - Health and Safety

H/L - High Level

Ha - Hectares

HA - Highways Agency

HAC - High Alumina Cement

HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

HAM - Hand Held Monitor

HASAC - Health and Safety Advice Centre

HASAWA - Health and Safety At Work Act 1974

HASCOG - Health and Safety Co-Ordinating Group (IEHO)

HAV - Hand-Arm Vibration

HAVS - Hand-arm vibration syndrome

HAWRAT - Highways Agency Water Risk Assessment Tool

HAZAN - Hazard Analysis Numerical Methods

HAZCOM - Hazards Communication Standard

HAZOP - Hazard and Operability Study

HBCD - Hexabroncyclododecane (flame retardant)

HBF - Home Builders Federation

HBIA - Historic Building Impact Assessment

HBN - Health Building Notes

HCA - Homes and Communities Agency

HCA - Homes and Community Agency (now Homes England)

HCC - Hertfordshire County Council

HCFC - Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

HD - Hand Dryer

HD - Harmonization Document

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)

HDV - heavy duty vehicle

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

HELA - Health and Safety Executive/Local Authorities Enforcement Liaison Committee

HELM - Historic Environment Local Management

hEN - Harmonised European Standard

HEO - Higher Executive officer

HEPA - High Efficiency Particulate Air (Refers To High Efficiency Air Filters)

HEPA - High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance

HEPOL - Health and Safety Executive/Police Force Enforcement Liaison Committee

HER - Historic Environment Record

HES - Home Electronic Systems

HEx - Heathrow Express

HFC - Hydrofluorocarbon

HFL - Highly Flammable Liquid

HGCRA - Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act

HGT - Height

HGV - heavy goods vehicle

HHE - Health Hazard Evaluation

HHS - Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome

HHSRS - Housing Health and Safety Rating System

HI - Hazardous Installation

HI - High

HIA - Health Impact Assessment

HIAMP - Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan

HID - Hazardous Installations Directorate

HIP - Home Information Pack

HIPS - High Impact Polystrene (ceilings & mirrors)

HIP's - Home Information Packs (now abolished)

HIU - Heat Interface Unit

HL - High Level

HLS - Higher Level Stewardship

HM - Heat Meter

HM - Hollow Metal

HMC - Hygroscopic Moisture Content.

HMIP - Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution

HMIP - Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution (Part of Environment Agency)

HMIPI - Her Majesty's Industrial Pollution Inspectorate For Scotland

HMNII - Her Majesty's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate

HMO - Houses in Multiple Occupation (licence)

HMRC - Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

HMRI - Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate

HN - Health Notice (DH)

HNMR - High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

HO - Home office

HOH - Head of Household.

Hoops - Head of Operations

HOR - Horizontal

HOTs - Head of Terms

HP - Heat Pump

HP - High Point

HPA - Heritage Partnership Agreement

HPD - Hearing Protection Devices

HPG - High Pressure Gas

HPL - High Pressure Laminate

HPM - Hazardous Production Materials

HPV - High Production Volume

HQI - Housing Quality Indicator

HQI Housing Quality Indicators.

HR - Human Resources

HRD - Human Resource Development

HRF - Household Reference Person.

HRM - Human Resources Management

HRMB - Human Resource Management Branch

HRR - Health Risk Review

HRRB - High Rise Residential Building.

HRS - Hot Rolled Steel

HRU - Human Resources Unit

HRV - Heat Recovery Ventilation

HS / H&S - Health and Safety

HS&E - Health Safety & Environment

HS(EA) Regs - The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1977

HS(G) - Health and Safety (Guidance) (Booklet)

HS(R) - Health and Safety (Regulations) (Booklet)

HS2 - High Speed 2

HSA - Hazardous Substances Authority

HSA - Health and Safety Adviser

HSAC - Health Services Advisory Committee

HSAM - Health and Safety Administrative Minute

HSAM(GAP) - Health and Safety Administrative Minute (General Administrative Procedures)

HSAM(INF) - Health and Safety Administrative Minute (Information)

HSAM(PM) - Health and Safety Administrative Minute (Personnel Management)

HSAO - Health and Safety Awareness officer

HSC - Health and Safety Commission

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

HSCER - Health and Safety (Consultation With Employers) Regulations

HSE - Health and Safety Executive

HSEM - Health and Safety Executive Minute

HSF / H&SF - Health and Safety File

HSFG - High Strength Friction Grip

HSG - Health and Safety Guidance

HSG - Health and Safety Guidance Booklet

HSL - Health and Safety Laboratory

HSLA - High Strength Low Alloy (Steel)

HSPF - Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

HSPL - Health and Safety Policy Liaison (Department of Environment)

HSS - Hollow Structural Section

HST - High Speed Train

HSW - Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

HSWA - Health and Safety At Work Etc. Act 1974

HT - Hazard Type

HT - High Tensile

HT - High Tension (Electrical)

HT - Window Head Height

HTM - Health Technical Memorandum

HTR - Heater

HTR - High Temperature Reactor

HTT - Hard-To-Treat

HV - High Voltage

HVAC - Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

HVACR - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

HVCA - Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association

HVDC - High Voltage Direct Current

HW - Hot Water

HWE - Healthy Worker Effect

HWH - Hot Water Heater

HWI - Hazardous Waste Inspectorate (Doe)

HWS - Hot Water Service

HWT - Hot Water Tank

HX - Polyline layer providing 1 dimensional-2 dimensional link within TUFLOW

Hz - Hertz

Hzsc - Hazardous Substances Consent