Construction industry acronyms - P
P - Post
PA - Polyamide (nylon) (electrical fittings, washers, ropes)
PAC - Procurement Assessment Criteria
PACE - Property Advisers to the Civil Estate (no longer in existence)
PADP - Project Supervisor Design Portion
PAH - Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbines
PALF - Palisade Fence
PAN - Planning Advice Note
PAO - Procurement Assessment Options
PAR - Planning Application Requirements
PAR - Polished All-Round
PAT - Portable Appliance Testing
PAVA - Public Address & Voice Alarm system
PB - Polybutalene (pipe fittings)
PBA - Project Bank Account
PC - Parish Council
PC - Polycarbonate (anti-vandal glazing)
PC - Practical Completion
PC - Precast Concrete
PC - Prime Cost
PC - Principal Contractor.
PCA - Pre-Construction Agreement
PCB - Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PCB - Printed Circuit Boards
PCC - Professional Conduct Committee
PCF - Project control framework
PCG - Parent Company Guarantee
PCM - Phase Change Material
PCP - Provision, Criterion or Practice
PCR - Product Category Rules
PCT - Pre-Cast Construction Technology
PCT - Pre-Completion Testing
PD - (BSI) Published Document
PD - Principal Designer
PDF - Portable Document Format
PDLC - Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal
PDM - Precedence Diagram Method.
PDP - Personal Development Planning
PDR - Permitted Development Rights
PDS - Private Developer Scheme
PDT - Product Data Template
PE - Polyethylene
PEDR - Professional Experience and Development Record
PEP - Project Execution Plan
PE-RT - Polyethylene Raised Temperature
PEST - Pest Analysis - "Political, Economic, Social, Technological"
PESTLE - Political, Environmental, Social, Technological, Legal, Economic
PET - Polyethylene Terephthalate
PF - Phenol-formaldehyde (Bakelite) (electrical fittings, door furniture)
PF - Picket Fence
PFA - Pulverised Fuel Ash
PFC - Parallel Flange Channel (C-channel)
PHE - Progressive Horizontal Evacuation
PHI - Passive House Institute
PIA - Proprietary Information Agreement
PICG - Project investment control group
PICV - Pressure Independent Control Valves
PILON - Pay in lieu of notice
PIM - Package Interface Matrix
PIN - Prior Information Notice (OJEU procedures)
PINS - Planning Inspectorate
PIR - Passive Infrared (sensor)
PIR - Polyisocyanurate (insulation)
PIT - Partners in Technology
PIX - Project Information eXchange (Protocol)
PLA - Polylactide / Poly(lactic acid)
PLA - Port of London Authority
PLA - Property Litigation Association.
PLC - Public Limited Company
PLQ - Plain Language Questions
PLUMB - Plumbing
PLYD - Plywood
PM - Project manager
PMI - Purchasing Managers Index
PMMA - Polymethyl methacrylate (Perspex) (sanitary ware, transparent sheet)
PMP - Project Management Plan.
PNG - Portable Network Graphics
PO - Purchase Order
POE - Power Over Ethernet.
POMI - Principles of Measurement (International)
POS - Planning Officers Society
POV - Privately Owned Vehicle
PoW - Plan of Work (RIBA)
PP - Polypropylene (electrical insulation & piping)
PPC - Polyester Powder-Coated (steel/aluminium)
PPC - Post Practical Completion
PPC - Project Partnering Contract
PPG - Planning Policy Guidance
PPG - Pollution Prevention Guidelines
PPL - Piling Platform Level
PPLV - Positively Pressurised Ventilated Lobby
PPM - Planned Preventative Maintenance
PPM - Pump Performance Monitoring (sheets)
PPPP/4Ps - Public-Private Partnership Programme
PQP - Project Quality Plan
PQPSP - Project Quality Plan for Small Projects
PQS - Professional Quantity Surveyor
PR - Proposed Plan
PRE - Pitting Resistance Equivalent
PRF - Post and Rail Fence
PRIME - Private sector Resource Initiative for the Management of the Estate
PRINCE - PRojects IN Controlled Environments
PRM - Person with Reduced Mobility
PROBE - Post Occupancy Review of Buildings and their Engineering
PRS - Pressure Reduction System
PRS - Private Rented Sector.
PRV - Pressure Reducing Valve
PS - Planning Supervisor
PS - Project Sponsor
PS - Provisional Sum
PSBP2 - Priority School Building Programme - phase 2
PSBR - Public Sector Borrowing Requirement
PSC - Public Sector Comparator
PSCP - Public Sector Partnering Contract
PSCS - Project Supervisor Construction Stage
PSDP - Project Supervisor Design Process
PSDS - Product Safety Data Sheet
PSNCR - Public Sector Net Cash Requirement
PSP - Post/Shoring/Polyethylene
pSPA - potential Special Protection Area
PSS - Public Sector Scheme.
PSU - Power Supply Unit
PT - Paper towel Dispenser
PT - Pressure Treated
PTAC - Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner
PTAL - Public Transport Accessibility Level
PTE - Pre-Tender Estimate
PTF - Perfluorocarbon Tracer Gas (air infiltration testing)
PTF - Printed Electronics, including Polymer Thick Film Circuits
PTFE - Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
PTM - Project Team Meeting
PUE - Power Usage Effectiveness
PUI - Peri-Urban Interface
PUK - Partnerships UK
PV - Photovoltaic
PV - Present Value
PVB - Polyvinyl Butyral (laminated glass)
PVF - Polyvinyl Fluoride (protective film)
PVS - Primary Vent Stack
PVT - Combined Photovoltaic and solar Thermal
PW - Party Wall
PWD - Permanent Works Designer
PWF - Post and Wire Fence
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