Construction industry acronyms - U
U/S - underside
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
UCTA - Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
UDC - Urban District Council
UDI - Useful Daylight Illuminance
UDL - Uniformly Distributed Load
UDP - Unitary Development Plan
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
UL - Upper Level
ULS - Ultimate Limit State
UNO - Unless Noted Otherwise
UPC - Unacceptable Professional Conduct
UPF - Uranium Processing Facility
UPS - Uninterrupted Power Supply
UR - Urinal
URF - User Related Function
U/S - Underside
US - metric units of R-value
US - Ultimate State
USF - Usable Square Feet / Footage
USFB - Ultra Shallow Floor Beam
USP - Unique Selling Point
UTCCR - The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
UTCCR - Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations
UTL - Unable To Lift
UTL - Utility
UTS - Ultimate Tensile Strength
UWFS - Unwanted Fire Signal
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