Construction industry acronyms - W
W/ - With
WAHR - Work At Height Regulations (2005)
WAP - Wireless Access Point.
WB - Welded Beam
WBGT - Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
WBP - Weather & Boil Proof
WBP (ply) - Water & Boil Proof (ply)
WBS - Wood Burning Stove
WC - Water Closet
WC - Week Commencing
WC - Welded Column
WD - Wood
WDA - Writing Down Allowances (See Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA))
WEMS - Wireless Energy Management Systems.
WER - Window Energy Rating
WHB - Wash Hand Basin
WHQS - Welsh Housing quality Standards
WI - Work Instruction
WID - Waste Incineration Directive
WIP - Work in Progress
WIR - Walk In Robe
WL - Wall Light
WL - Water Level (survey)
WLC - Whole Life Costing
WLR - Weekly Law Reports
WM - Washing Machine
WMF - Wire Mesh Fence
WP - Waste Pipe
WPC - Wood Plastic Composite
WPF - Wooden Panel Fence
WRA – Working Rule Agreement.
WRAP - Waste & Resources Action Programme
WRAS - Water Regulations Advisory Scheme
WRD - Wardrobe
WSHP - Water Source Heat Pump
WSN - Wireless Sensor Node
WVP - Waste Vent Pipe
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