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Architecture/construction terms that sound dirty

Jun 19 '06 153 Last Comment
Keef
Jun 19, 06 2:21 pm

Here's what I've got so far...

Stud Pocket
Screw Spline
Butt-glazed
Erection Drawings
Rim Joist
Flying Buttress
Bagina
Butt-weld

 

archtopus
Jun 19, 06 3:02 pm

I can only think of Carlo Scarpa's "fertile detail", but then, that's not really that dirty is it?

broccolijet
Jun 19, 06 3:33 pm

perhaps more mechanical/structural, but saying "hoop stress" and keeping a straight face is a challenge

cvankle
Jun 19, 06 7:16 pm

weep hole...thats the best i can do, you kind of have to expound on it

Becker
Jun 19, 06 7:23 pm

fillet

The Job Captain
Jun 19, 06 7:31 pm

"steel erection"

"erection documents"

juan moment
Jun 19, 06 7:46 pm

jamb extender
cross-grain shrinkage

Sean Taylor
Jun 19, 06 8:37 pm

groin vault
Butt-joint
jack stud

this_guy
Jun 19, 06 9:01 pm

One of my professors said "errection sequence" in a lecture once. Some one was recording that lecture, so we found it afterwards and replayed just about 100 times..

WtfWtfWtf™
Jun 19, 06 10:04 pm

I was lucky enough to have worked on a Log Lodge in Wyoming with some local craftspeople. The coordination effort was very amusing over the phone:

Butt Swell - When the wide end of a log absorbs too much moisture
Beaver Chew - A style of detailing the ends of Logs into a point, AKA Variegated Beaver Chew
Log Jam - An insulating product stuffed in the gaps between logs

There are more, I just can't remember right now.

Frit
Jun 19, 06 10:47 pm

FU (Fixture Unit)

as in . . . How many FU's does that lav get?

Tim DoTim Do
Jun 19, 06 10:52 pm

"laying studs" is a common terminology used in the field. my old colleague, his boyfriend, and i were at a bar one night. colleague said he was out in the field laying studs all day. his boyfriend, a novice when it comes to architecture, needed some clarification.

FOG Lite
Jun 19, 06 11:01 pm

piles

or if you'd rather not-

deep dynamic compaction

misterTT
Jun 19, 06 11:14 pm

i always got a chuckly out of "rising damp"

I still don't quite know why it's dirty, but it just......is.

ochona
Jun 20, 06 12:21 am

hmm, i haven't been thinking enough on job sites, but "tongue-and-groove" has some less-than-honorable implications.

because the way they say it here in TX it comes out more "tongueingroove."

PetePeterson
Jun 20, 06 1:41 am

today my boss referred to a concrete detail finishing technique called "sack-rubbed". I'm bloody serious here folks...... He told me to write the note:

"Chimney cap shall be of pre-cast concrete, with 'sack-rubbed' finish."

Not cracking up was the hardest thing I did all day.

TED
Jun 20, 06 4:21 am

"male hose end with cap"


"female hose begining"

J3
Jun 20, 06 6:53 am

"shut-off cock"
I saw this on a recent set of Plumbing drawings.

db
Jun 20, 06 7:14 am

fenestration

Kika
Jun 20, 06 7:15 am

I remember a teacher of mine talking about using a concrete vibrator. Took a good five or six seconds or "did he just say that?" stares but we all cracked up eventually!

Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
Jun 20, 06 7:39 am

Well, I can't think of any from architecture/construction at the moment, but here's one from law:

piercing the corporate veil

vado retro
Jun 20, 06 8:13 am

bored horney houswife...oh wait nevermind...

Hasselhoff
Jun 20, 06 8:20 am

The way my construction teacher always said "hole" was quite dirty.

snooker
Jun 20, 06 8:29 am

Butt Hole aka Plastering Technique used on the exterior of buildings...which does infact look like a Butt Hole....I'm sure you have seen in on Super 8 Hotels

snooker
Jun 20, 06 8:29 am

Butt Hole aka Plastering Technique used on the exterior of buildings...which does infact look like a Butt Hole....I'm sure you have seen in on Super 8 Hotels

Keef
Jun 20, 06 8:42 am

Try to keep a straight face during a conversation once a 'member' has been thrown out there.

BOTS
Jun 20, 06 9:06 am

Flange

AP
Jun 20, 06 9:15 am

radius of gyration.

Devil Dog
Jun 20, 06 9:55 am

elongation
complete joint penetration (weld)
Nelson stud
king stud
glory hole
pumpable mix
openings

and the number one term that IS dirty in architecture and construction. . .

value engineering

Tim DoTim Do
Jun 20, 06 10:43 am

glory hole, are you serious?

what is that?

Devil Dog
Jun 20, 06 10:56 am

it's an opening in a structure that equipment/ materials can be lowered into the building. i've usually only seen this at renovation construction where access is very limited (as in historic buildings) or underground work (such as subway stations or tunnels).

snooker
Jun 20, 06 11:42 am

"Fire in the Hole"......often used when putting in Sprinkler Systems in old concrete buildings...where explsive charges are used.

vado retro
Jun 20, 06 4:51 pm

the term glory hole came up in a project we were working on. apparently it has something to do with kilns? i only know it in its sleazier connotation...glory(hole)days!

vado retro
Jun 20, 06 10:59 pm
vado retro
Jun 20, 06 11:00 pm
sanya
Jun 20, 06 11:48 pm

what about proposal an client?

Nevermore
Jun 21, 06 4:50 am

"for representational purpose only"

liberty bell
Jun 22, 06 8:03 am

I can't believe as soon as I take some time away I'm missing this discussion, dangit! And now I'm too flustered from laughing to come up with anything better than "plank".

One of the first bamboo flooring companies called their product "Bamplank", as a matter of fact. That's fun.

3dGraffiti
Jun 22, 06 8:54 am

double hung

Keef
Jun 22, 06 10:19 am

brilliant. I'm never going to be able to say that again.

Nevermore
Jun 22, 06 10:43 am

This gives me inspiration for the name of my own firm

"S E X I T E C T U R E "

comb
Jun 22, 06 10:53 am

in the German:

einfahrt (entranceway)

ausfahrt (exit or gateway)

treekiller
Jun 22, 06 12:58 pm

jim corner uses 'envagination' every chance he can.

Landscape has plenty of our own sexy words

tinsec9
Jun 22, 06 3:20 pm

Porno in a HARDWARE store .....


What kind of screw would you like ? Would that be a
SELF TAPPING SCREW ?

or a LAG SCREW perhaps, ... here, let's go for the THUMB SCREW

no, no how about a SLOTTED HEAD SCREW.

... on second thought
that's where we go for our ALLEN HEAD when we cannot get any more PHILLIPS HEAD

Well in order to DRILL that SCREW you'll need to first TAP a PILOT HOLE and then COUNTER SINK the ELEMENT......

This is the part of the nail we like to call the SHANK .... oh those are the FLOORING NAILS ....

maya mcdifference
Jun 22, 06 3:38 pm

i was working on section drawings that needed constant adjustments to the size/opening to accomodate the SHAFT. elevator, that is.

momentum
Jun 22, 06 5:19 pm

from a contractor in reference to the concrete walls they completely fucked up: "we'll rub that real good"

mjoe
Jun 22, 06 7:43 pm

slab penetration

butt joint

packaged unit

mjoe
Jun 22, 06 7:48 pm

i just realized that was my first post after 2 years of registration here. nice.

j
Jun 22, 06 9:04 pm

things i said this morning:

"man, that carpet is in rough shape"
"all of the pipes are turned up for the time being"
"that groove needs a lot more rubbing"
"this bush will be a lot more attractive after it's been trimmed"
"we have a little head issue"
"they've gone way too far with that trenching"
"it looks like they just tried to fill every hole with this white goop"
"this wood is going to remain exposed"
"they're going to dig out a little bit, just to get it started, then hammer it the rest of the way through"
"some more trim work needs to be done"
"this job is giving me a headache"

wow. that's a lot. maybe i have some sort of subconscious obsession...

Bula
Jun 22, 06 10:42 pm

In order;)

Flash(ing)
Ridgepole
Access point
Joint Penetration
Dryv..it
Butt plate
Rough Opening
rammed earth
Impact Load
Member Release
Fascia
Ultimate Load

Erin WilliamsErin Williams
Jun 22, 06 11:20 pm

yeah, double hung's dirty, but SINGLE hung is funnier!

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