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Building materials

Any material used for or during the construction of buildings.

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flatwork forms

Building materials; Concrete

Metal or wood forms used in concrete flatwork placement. These forms are typically used for edge forming, sidewalks, driveways, footings, industrial slabs, foundations, patios, ...


Building materials; Concrete

Common word for concrete floors, driveways, basements, and sidewalks.

flash set

Building materials; Concrete

The rapid development of rigidity in a mixed Portland cement paste, mortar or concrete usually with the evolution of considerable heat, which rigidity cannot be dispelled nor can ...

fixed nose form

Building materials; Concrete

A metal concrete pouring form with a fixed nose piece to allow it to interlock with the rear section of another form creating a solid interconnection. Fixed nose forms must be ...


Building materials; Concrete

Leveling, smoothing, compacting, and otherwise treating surfaces of fresh or recently placed concrete to produce the desired appearance and service.

fineness modulus

Building materials; Concrete

An index of fineness or coarseness of an aggregate sample. An empirical factor determined by adding total percentages of an aggregate sample retained on each of a specified series ...

fine aggregate

Building materials; Concrete

Aggregate passing the 3/8-in. Sieve and almost entirely passing the No. 4(4. 76 mm) sieve and predominantly retained on the No. 200 (74 micron) sieve(ASTM125).