Research Type - Systems

Name Description Research Items
Basement

Basement systems include the excavation and the sub-ground wall systems.

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Building Demolition

Building Demolition deals with dismantling the building elements and can include hazards abatement.

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Conveying

Conveying systems include elevators, escalators, moving walkways, as well as materials conveyance systems, assembly and conveyor belts.

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Electrical

Electrical systems include lighting and power equipment as well as distribution equipment.

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Enclosure

Enclosure systems refer to the "skin" of the building and may include roof, walls, and ground protection from air and water penetration.

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Equipment

Equipment can include commercial, institutional or vehicular equipment.

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Fire Protection

Fire Protection systems include sprinklers, standpipes, alarms and notification systems.

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Foundations

Foundations are the sub-ground support for the building, and include standard construction foundations, special foundations, and slab-on-grade systems.

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Furnishings

Furnishings encompass both fixed (e.g.)- built-in cabinets) and movable (e.g-desks and chairs) furnishings.

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HVAC

HVAC systems include components for a building’s energy supply, heating and cooling generating systems, distribution systems, terminal and package units, and controls.

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Interior Construction

Interior Construction refers to non-load bearing interior elements, such as partition walls, doors, and interior stairs.

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Interior Finishes

Interior Finishes include the surface materials covering walls, ceilings, and floors, including paneling, wallpaper, and vinyl wall coverings, and acoustical tiles.

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Plumbing

Plumbing systems encompass pumps, piping, and fixtures for domestic water distribution, sanitary waste disposal, and rainwater drainage.

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Roofing

Roofing considered as a system can include structural and enclosure elements.

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Site

Site can refer to systems for site preparation, improvements (such as parking lots and landscaping), mechanical utilities ( water supply, sewers, fuel distribution), electrical utilities.

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Special Construction

Special Construction systems deal with special (otherwise unclassified) structures, integrated construction, special construction systems, and special controls and instrumentation.

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Stairs

Stairs are comprised of stair construction elements as well as finishes.

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Superstructure

Superstructure systems refer to the elements of floor construction, roof construction, and stair construction.

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