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Here's what I've got so far...
I can only think of Carlo Scarpa's "fertile detail", but then, that's not really that dirty is it?
perhaps more mechanical/structural, but saying "hoop stress" and keeping a straight face is a challenge
weep hole...thats the best i can do, you kind of have to expound on it
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..
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 moistureBeaver Chew - A style of detailing the ends of Logs into a point, AKA Variegated Beaver ChewLog Jam - An insulating product stuffed in the gaps between logs
There are more, I just can't remember right now.
FU (Fixture Unit)
as in . . . How many FU's does that lav get?
"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.
or if you'd rather not-
deep dynamic compaction
i always got a chuckly out of "rising damp"
I still don't quite know why it's dirty, but it just......is.
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."
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.
"male hose end with cap"
"female hose begining"
I saw this on a recent set of Plumbing drawings.
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!
Well, I can't think of any from architecture/construction at the moment, but here's one from law:piercing the corporate veil
bored horney houswife...oh wait nevermind...
The way my construction teacher always said "hole" was quite dirty.
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
Try to keep a straight face during a conversation once a 'member' has been thrown out there.
radius of gyration.
complete joint penetration (weld)
and the number one term that IS dirty in architecture and construction. . .
glory hole, are you serious?
what is that?
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).
"Fire in the Hole"......often used when putting in Sprinkler Systems in old concrete buildings...where explsive charges are used.
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!
[url=http://www.topscrew.com.tw/e/047237159/next-01d.htm]male screws and female nuts...
what about proposal an client?
"for representational purpose only"
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.
brilliant. I'm never going to be able to say that again.
This gives me inspiration for the name of my own firm
"S E X I T E C T U R E "
in the German:einfahrt (entranceway)ausfahrt (exit or gateway)
jim corner uses 'envagination' every chance he can.
Landscape has plenty of our own sexy words
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 ....
i was working on section drawings that needed constant adjustments to the size/opening to accomodate the SHAFT. elevator, that is.
from a contractor in reference to the concrete walls they completely fucked up: "we'll rub that real good"
i just realized that was my first post after 2 years of registration here. nice.
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...
yeah, double hung's dirty, but SINGLE hung is funnier!