Research Type - Systems
Basement systems include the excavation and the sub-ground wall systems.
Building Demolition deals with dismantling the building elements and can include hazards abatement.
Conveying systems include elevators, escalators, moving walkways, as well as materials conveyance systems, assembly and conveyor belts.
Electrical systems include lighting and power equipment as well as distribution equipment.
Enclosure systems refer to the "skin" of the building and may include roof, walls, and ground protection from air and water penetration.
Equipment can include commercial, institutional or vehicular equipment.
Fire Protection systems include sprinklers, standpipes, alarms and notification systems.
Foundations are the sub-ground support for the building, and include standard construction foundations, special foundations, and slab-on-grade systems.
Furnishings encompass both fixed (e.g.)- built-in cabinets) and movable (e.g-desks and chairs) furnishings.
HVAC systems include components for a building’s energy supply, heating and cooling generating systems, distribution systems, terminal and package units, and controls.
Interior Construction refers to non-load bearing interior elements, such as partition walls, doors, and interior stairs.
Interior Finishes include the surface materials covering walls, ceilings, and floors, including paneling, wallpaper, and vinyl wall coverings, and acoustical tiles.
Plumbing systems encompass pumps, piping, and fixtures for domestic water distribution, sanitary waste disposal, and rainwater drainage.
Roofing considered as a system can include structural and enclosure elements.
Site can refer to systems for site preparation, improvements (such as parking lots and landscaping), mechanical utilities ( water supply, sewers, fuel distribution), electrical utilities.
Special Construction systems deal with special (otherwise unclassified) structures, integrated construction, special construction systems, and special controls and instrumentation.
Stairs are comprised of stair construction elements as well as finishes.
Superstructure systems refer to the elements of floor construction, roof construction, and stair construction.