Construction industry acronyms - T
T&G - Tongued and Grooved
T&M - Time and Materials
T&M - Taps and Mixers
TA - Technical Advisor
TA - To Above
TA - To Above (services)
TAC - Task / Ambient Conditioning
TAN - Technical Advice Note
TB - Tie Beam
TB - To Below
TBA - To Be Arranged / Approved
TBC - To Be Confirmed
TBM - Temporary Bench Mark
TBM - Temporary BenchMark
TBM - Tunnel Boring Machine.
TC - Town council
TCQ - Time Cost Quality
Tdb - Dry Bulb Temperature
TDD - Tubular Daylight Devices (see daylight systems)
TDP - Tenancy Deposit Scheme
TEN - Temporary Event Notice
TET - Total Energy Transmittance
TFA - Total Floor Area.
TFC - Tapered Flange Channel
TFL - Thermally Fused Laminate
tg - Globe Temperature.
TG - Tongue and Groove
TGWU - Transport and General Workers' Union
THK - Thick
TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association
TIF - Tax Incremental Financing
TIStructE - Technician of the Institution of Structural Engineers
TLT - Toilet
TLTV - Timber Traceability & Traceability Verification
TMC - Total Material Consumption
TMCSD - European Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites Directive
TMICE - Technician Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
TMP - Thermal Mass Parameter
TMR - Total Material Requirements
TMV - Thermostatic Mixer Valve
TO - Top of
TOB - Top of Beam
TOC - Top of Concrete
ToE - Terms (and Conditions) of Engagement
TOF - Top of Footing
TOS - Top of Steel / Slab
TOW - Top of Wall
TOX - Toxicological Reports
TP - Thermoplastic
TP - Toilet Paper Dispenser
TP - Trial Pit
TPI - Tender Price Indices
TPO - Thermoplastic Olefin
TPO - Tree Preservation Order
TR - Technology Readiness
TRM - Technical Reference Manual
TRO - Traffic Regulation Order
TRV - Thermostatic Radiator Valve
TSA - Tenant Services Authority (now absorbed into the Homes and Communities Agency)
TSC - Term Services Contract
TSC - Total Shading Coefficient.
T-Sheet - Technical Reference Sheet
TTO - Temporary Traffic Order
TTRO - Temporary Traffic Regulation Order
TU - Trade Union
TUPE - Transfer of Undertakings - Protection of Employment
TVOC - Total Volatile Organic Compound (levels)
Twb - Wet Bulb Temperature
TWC - Temporary Works Co-ordinator
TWR - Travelling Wave Reactor
TWS - Temporary Works Supervisor
TXV - Thermal Expansion Valve
TYP - Typical
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