Last edited 20 Jul 2021

Construction industry acronyms - S

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

For other letters click on the list below:

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[edit] S

2SOB - Two Stage Open Book

S2P - Source to pay software

S - Section

s - Slope

S & C - Switches and Crossings

S & T - Signal and Telecommunications

S and LP - Safety and Loss Prevention

S&C - Switches and Crossings

S&OP - Sales and Operations Planning

S&W - Soil and Waste (pipes)

S/NVQ / SVQ - Scottish Vocational Qualification

S/O - Set-out

S/S - Stainless Steel

SA - Secrecy Agreement

SA - sustainability appraisal

SAAR - Standard Average Annual Rainfall

SaaS - Software as a Service

SAB - SuDS Approval Body

SABE - Strategic Advisory Body On Environment

SAC - Special Area of Conservation

SAD - Single Administrative Document

SAF - Service Affecting Failures

SAF - Site Assessment Forms

SAIOU - Significant Adverse Impact On Use

SAMP - Strategic Asset Management Plan

SAP - Safety Assessment Principles

SAP - Safety Assurance Principles

SAP - Social Action Programme

SAP - Standard Assessment Procedure

SAP - Suspended Access Platform

SAF - Sustainable Aviation Fuel

SB - Steel Batten [British Gypsum]

SB / IMP - Security Breach / Incident Management Plan

SBC - Standard Building Contract

SBC/AQ - With Approx Quantities

SBC/Q - With Quantities

SBC/XQ - Without Quantities

SBCC - Scottish Building Contract Committee

SBD - Secured by Design

SBEM - Simplified Building Energy Model

SBI - Site of Biological Importance

SBI - Site of Borough Importance

SBP - Strategic Business Plan

SBP - Sustainable Building Product

SBP - Sustainable Buildings Philosophy

SBS - Sick Building Syndrome

SC - Safety Case

SC - Site Coverage

SC - Sky Component

SC - Spacer Clip

SC - Starter Channel

SC - Stop Cock

SC - Sub Consultant

SCA - SubContract Administrator

SCADA - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

SCBA - Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

SCC - Safety Case Co-Ordinator

SCC - Scheme for Construction Contracts

SCC - Situations Co-Ordination Centre

SCC - Stress-Corrosion Cracking

SCE - Safety Critical Element

SCEA - Social Cost Effectiveness Analysis

SCHAM - Safety Case Handling and Assessment Manual

SCI - Site of Community Importance

SCI - Statement of Community Involvement.

SCI - Supply Chain Integration

SCIEP - Supply Chain Information Execution Plan (BIM)

SCL - Sprayed Concrete Lining

SCM - Should Cost Model

SCM - Supply Chain Management

SCMI - Structures Condition Marking Index

SCO- Safe Control of Operations (competence qualification to issue permit for work).

SCoP - Seasonal Coefficient of Performance

SCOSS - Standing Committee On Structural Safety

SCQF - Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

SCR - Safety Case Regulations

SD - Smoke Detector

SD - Soap dispenser

SDA - Service Delivery Agreement

SDCK - Specification for Discoverable Construction Knowledge

SDG - Sustainable Development Goal

SDK - Software Development Kit

SDLT - Stamp Duty Land Tax

SDS - Safety Data Sheet

SDS - Status Determination Statement

SDU - Sanitary Disposal Unit

SE - Services Engineer

SE - Social Enterprise

SE - Societas Europaea

SE - Structural Engineer

SE - Systems Engineering

SEA - Strategic Environmental Appraisal, or Strategic Environmental Assessment

SECG - Specialist Engineering Contractors Group

SED - special engineering difficulties

SEDBUK - Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK

SEEBP - South East England Biodiversity Partnership

SEER - Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

SEG - Smart Export Guarantee

SEISS - Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

SELECT - Electrical Contractors Association of Scotland

SELV - Safety Extra Low Voltage

SEM - Scanning Electron Microscopy

SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEPA - Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

SER - Senior Executive Responsible

SEV - Sex Entertainment Venue

SevEx - Severity and Extent

SF - Square Footage

SF - Strip Footing

SFA - Standard Form of Agreement / Appointment

SFAIRP - So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable

SFCA - Standard Form of Cost Analysis

SFM - Sustainable Forest Management

SFP - Specific Fan Power

SFQP - Short Form Quality Plan

SFRA - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

SFRS - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

SFS - Steel Framing System

SGAR - Stage gate assessment review

SGEI - Services of General Economic Interest

SGHWR - Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor

SGSA - Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982

SGV - Soil Guideline Values

SgZ - Drinking Water Safeguard Zones

SHAD - Safety & Health Awareness Day

SHE - Safety, Health & Environment (Rules)

SHEQ - Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (Management/ Report)

SHEVS - Smoke, Heat, Exhaust and Ventilation Systems

SHGC - Solar Heat Gain Coefficient.

SHLAA - Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

SHMA - Strategic Houding Market Assessment.

SHR - Shower

SHS - Square Hollow Section

SHW - Specification for Highway Works

SI - Le Système International d'Unités (The International System of Units)

SI - Statutory Instrument

SI - Systeme Internationale

SIC - Standard Industrial Classification

SID - Scope Interface Drawings

SIG - Super Insulated Glazing

SIL - strategic industrial land

SIM - Similar

SIM - Structural Information Model

Simply Supported

SINC - site of importance for nature conservation

SINCS - Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation

SIP - Site Inspection Programme

SIPOC - Supplier, Inputs, Process, Outputs and Customers

SIPs - Structural Insulated Panel system

SIR - Specialist Inspection Report

SIT - Strategic Infrastructure Tariff

SL - Sill Level

SL - Sky Light

SL - Soffit Level

SLA - Service Level Agreement

SLA - special landscape area

SLAM - Stop Look Assess Manage

SLI - site of local importance

SLINC - site of local importance for nature conservation

SLS - Serviceability Limit State / Service Limit State

SLVIA - Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

SM - Scheduled Monument.

SM - Site Manager

SMA - Systems Maintenance Administrator

SMAC - Stop, Make a Change

SMART - Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique (value management)

SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound

SMC - Scheduled Monument Consent

SMD - Soil Moisture Deficit

SMD LED - Surface-Mounted LED

SME - Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

SME's - Small and Medium Enterprises

SMI - Site of Metropolitan Importance

SMINC - Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation

SMM - Standard Method of Measurement

SMM7 - Standard Method of Measurement, 7th Edition

SMP - Standard Method and Procedure

SMP - Statutory Maternity Leave

SMR - Scope and Methodology Report

SMR - Senior Management Review

SMR - Sites and Monuments Record

SMR - Small Modular Reactors

SMR - Steam Methane Reforming

SMR+CCS - Steam Methane Reforming with Carbon Capture and Storage

SMS - Safety Management System

SMT - Surface-Mount Technology

SMT - Systems Maintenance Technician

SNA - Security Needs Assessment

SNCI - Site of Nature Conservation Interest

SNCO - Special Nature Conservation Order

SNICS - Sites of Nature Conservation Importance

SNP - Satin Nickel Plated

SNR - Single Number Rating

SNTB - Sub National Transport Body

SO - Set Out

SOA - Schedule of Accommodation

SOC - Strategic Outline Case

SoFA - Statement of Funds Available

SOI - Sustainability-Oriented Innovation

SOL - Setting-Out Line

SOL - Shortage Occupation List

SOLDC - Strategic Outer London Development Centre

SOM - Soil Organic Matter

SONO - Statement of No Objection

SonS - Skills on Site

SOP - Setting-Out Point

SOP - Site Operating Procedures

SOP - Summary of Proposals

SOP - Standard Operating Procedure

SoS - Secretary of State

SOU - Separate Operational Units

SoW - Scope of Works

SoW - Statement of Work

SoW - Summary of Works

SOV - Schedule of Values

SP - Shaver Point

SP - Soil Pipe

SP / ST - Sole proprietorship/sole trader

SPA - Special Protection Area

SPAB - Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

SPC - Special Practice Consultant

SPC - Special Purpose Company

SPC - Statistical Process Control

SPD - Strategic Planning and Development

SPD - Single Procurement Document

SPD - Supplementary Planning Document

SPDT - Single Pole Double Throw Switch

SPE - Special Purpose Entity (company)

SPEC - Specification

SPEER - Seasonal Primary Energy Efficiency Ratio

SPF - Seasonal Performance Factor

SPG - Supplementary Planning Guidance

SPI - Serious Professional Incompetence

SPI - Single Project Insurance

SPI - Site Pollution Index

SPL - Sound Pressure Level

SPP - Scottish Planning Policy

SPPI - Single Project Professional Indemnity insurance

SPR - Standard Percentage Runoff

SPRHOST - Standard Percentage Runoff derived using the HOST soil classification

SPS - Stone Paving Slabs

SPST - Single Pole Single Throw Switch

SPT - Standard Penetration Test

SPV - Special Purpose Vehicle / Special Project(s) Vehicle

SPZ - Source Protection Zone

SQA - Scottish Qualification Authority

SQA - Suitably Qualified Acoustician

SQL - Structured Query Language

SQUIRE - Service Quality Inspection Regime

SR - Stage Review

SRA - Strategic Rail Authority

SRC - Sulphate Resisting Cement

SRHRV - Single Room Heat Recovery Ventilator

SRM - Safety Risk Model

SRM - Supplier Relationship Management

SRM - Supplier Relationship Managemer

SRN - Strategic Road Network

SRO - Senior Responsible Owner

SROI - Social Return on Investment

SRPC - Sulphate-Resisting Portland Cement

SRS - Strategic Route Section

SRSCR - Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977

SRQ - Sustainable Residential Quality

Ss - Sections

SS - Stainless Steel

SS - Stereo Speaker

SS-DS - Schedule of Design Services

SSG - Structurally Silicone Glazed

SSHI - Soil Slope Hazard Index

SSIP - Safety Schemes in Procurement

SSL - Structural Slab Level - the level at the top of the concrete slab

SSL - Structure Surface Level

SSME - Senior Structure Maintenance Engineer

SSoS - Single Source of Truth

SSoW - Safe System of Work

SSP - Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

SSPC - Super-Sulphated Portland Cement

SS-RS - Schedule of Role Specifications

SSSI - Site of Specific Scientific Interest

SSSO - Single Switched Socket Outlet

SSTL - Stainless Steel

ST - Solar Thermal

ST - Stock Turns

STAGE - Safety Targeted Assessment via Gateway Evaluation

STATS - Statutory Undertakers

STB - Sub-national (or regional) transport body

STC - Sound Transmission Class

STD - Standard

STEEP - Socio-cultural, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political

STEEPLE - Social, Technological, Economic, Ethical, Political, Legislative, Environmental

STEL - Short Term Exposure Limit

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STEP - Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program

STEPS - Strategic Transfer of the Estate to the Private Sector

STL - Steel

STOR - Short-Term Operating Reserve

STP - Station Travel Plan

STPR - Social Time Preference Rate

STRA - Short Transverse Reduction in Area

STRUCT - Structure

SuDS - sustainable drainage system

SUDS - Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

SULE - Safe Useful Life Expectancy

SUP - Supply air

SV - Safety Valve

SV - Schedule Variance

SVOC - Semi-Volatile Organic Compound

SVP - Soil Vent Pipe

SW - Self Weight

SW - Small Works

SW - Stone Wall

SWC - surface water crossing

SWH - Solar Water Heating

SWI - Solid Wall Insulation

SWL - Safe Working Load

SWL - Sound Power Level

SWM - surface water management

SWMP - Site Waste Management Plan

SWOT - Swot Analysis - "Strenghts, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats"

SWP - Safe Working Pressure

SWSC - Short Wave Shading Coefficient

SXZ - Point layer providing 1D-2D link within TUFLOW


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