Last edited 11 Oct 2018

Construction industry acronyms - U

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

For other letters click on the list below:

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U/S - Underside

UA - Unit of Account

UAD - Urban Archaeological Databases

UB - Universal Beam

UBC - Uniform Building Code

UC - Universal Column

UCATT - Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians

UCC - Universal Copyright Convention

UCITS - Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities

UCO - Town and Country (Use Classes) Order 1987

UCO - Use Classes Order

UCTA - Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

UDC - Universal Decimal Classification

UDC - Urban District Council

UDI - Useful Daylight Illuminance

UDL - Uniformly Distributed Load

UDP - Unitary Development Plan

UEL - Upper Exposure Limit

UF - Under Floor

UF - Urea Formaldehyde

UFAD - Underfloor Air Distribution

UfH - Underfloor Heating

UFS - Universal Frame System

UHI / UHIE - Urban Heat Island Effect

UHPC - Ultra High-Performance Concrete

UK - United Kingdom

UKAPIS - United Kingdom Air Pollution Information System

UKAS - United Kingdom Accreditation Service

UKCCRA - United Kingdom Climate Change Risk Assessment

UKCG - UK Contractors Group

UKCIP - United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme

UKCP - UK Climate Projections

UKCP09 - United Kingdom Climate Projections 2009

UK-GBC - UK Green Building Council

UKTA - UK Thermography Association

UL - Upper Level

ULS - Ultimate Limit State

UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Uniclass - Unified Classification for the Construction Industry

UNO - Unless Noted Otherwise

UP - Unsaturated Polyester (paint, powder coatings, & bituminous felt)

UPC - Unacceptable Professional Conduct

UPF - Uranium Processing Facility

UPS - Uninterrupted Power Supply

uPVC - Unplasticated Polyvinyl Chloride (rainwater, soil & waste pipes, & roof sheeting)

UR - Urinal

URBAN - Flood Studies Report index of fractional urban extent

URBEXT1990 - FEH index of fractional urban extent

URBEXT2000 - Revised index of urban extent, measured differently from URBEXT1990

URF - User Related Function

US - metric units of R-value

US - Ultimate State

USF - Usable Square Feet / Footage

USFB - Ultra Shallow Floor Beam

USP - Unique Selling Point

UST - Underground Storage Tank

UTCCR - Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations

UTL - Unable To Lift

UTL - Utility

UTS - Ultimate Tensile Strength

UV - Ultra Violet

U-value - energy efficiency value of a material

UWC - User Worked Crossing

UWED - Use of Work Equipment Directive (EC)

UWFS - Unwanted Fire Signal

UXO - Unexploded Ordnance