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Last edited 26 Mar 2018
Construction industry acronyms - M
m - Metre
M2M - Machine to Machine.
M&A - Mergers and Acquisitions.
M&PC - Marine & Protective Coatings
M&V - Measurement and Verification
M/L - Mid Level
MC - Main Contractor
MC - Mass Concrete
MCB - Miniature Circuit Breaker
MCM - Modern Construction Methods
MCP - Manual Call Point
MCW - Mains Cold Water
MDF - Medium Density Fibreboard
MDO - Medium Density Overlaid Plywood
MDS - Material Data Sheet
MDU - Multiple Dwelling Unit
MECH - Mechanical
MEIA - Middle East, India and Africa
MEMBR - Membrane
MENA - Middle East and North Africa
MEV - (Continuous) Mechanical Extract Ventilation
MEWP - Mobile Elevated Work Platform
MF - Melamine-formaldehyde (laminated plastics & adhesives)
MFA - Material Flow Accounting / Material Flow Analysis
MFC - Melamine Faced Chipboard
MH - Manhole
MHSW - Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
MICE - Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
MIPIM - Le marché international des professionnels de l'immobilier (real estate event)
MIPPS - Ministerial Interim Planning Policy Statement
MIStructE - Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers
MJ - Movement Joint
MLF - Molded Lead Frame
mm - Millimetre
MM - Managed motorways
MM-ALR - Managed motorways - all lanes running
MMMF - Man Made Mineral Fibres
MO - Masonry Opening
MO - Modus Operandi
MoE - Means of Escape
MoU - Memorandum of Understanding
MP - Major Project
MP - Member of Parliament
MPA - Major Projects Authority
MPA - Mineral Planning Authority
MPAN - Meter Point Administration Number, for the electricity supply
MPRN - Meter Point Reference Number, for the gas supply
MRT - Mean Radiant Temperature
MS - Mild Steel
MSCB - Multi-Service Chilled Beams
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
MT - Material Throughputs
MTL - Metal
MVD - Model View Definitions
MW - Minor Works
MWS - Main Water Supply
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