Widely Used Abbreviations In Civil Engineering

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Abbreviations are widely used to say a phrase of words in a smaller word. The following are the most commonly used abbreviations in civil engineering.

  1. AASHTO – American Association of State highway and Transport officials
  2. ACI – American Concrete Institute
  3. ASCEAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
  4. ASTMAmerican Society of Testing and Materials
  5. AAC blocks – Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Blocks
  6. AE – Assistant Engineer
  7. AAE – Additional Assistant Engineer
  8. BBCC – Brick Bat Cement Concrete
  9. BBLC – Brick Bat Lime Concrete
  10. BIM – Building Information Modelling
  11. BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards
  12. BM – Bench Mark
  13. BM – Bending Moment
  14. BOD – Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  15. BOT – Build Operate Transfer
  16. BS – Back sight
  17. CAD – Computer Aided Design
  18. CAPO test – Cut And Pull Out test
  19. CBR test – California Bearing Ratio Test
  20. CPM – Critical Path Method
  21. CPWDCentre Public Works Department
  22. CTD – Cold Twisted Deformed bars
  23. CUMEC – Cubic Metre Per Second
  24. CUSEC – Cubic Foot/Feet Per Second
  25. DPC – Damp Proof Course
  26. DTP – Draft , Tender , Paper
  27. EMD – Earnest Money Deposit
  28. FAR – Floor Area Ratio
  29. FEM – Finite Element Method
  30. FS – Fore sight
  31. FSI – Floor Space Index
  32. ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organization
  33. IPS flooring – Indian Patent stone flooring
  34. ICIIndian concrete Institute
  35. ICJ – Indian concrete Journal
  36. IRC – Indian Road Congress
  37. JCB – Joseph Cyril Bamford
  38. GIS – Geographic Information system
  39. GPS – Global Positioning System
  40. HGL – Hydraulic Gradient Line
  41. HYSD – High Yield strength deformed bars
  42. MB – Measurement Book
  43. MCB – Miniature Circuit Breaker
  44. MEP – Mechanical Electrical Plumbing
  45. MORTHMinistry of Road Transport and Highway (India)
  46. MSL – Mean Sea Level
  47. NAVIC – NAVigation with Indian Constellation
  48. NDT – Non destructive Testing
  49. NIT – Notice inviting tender
  50. OPC – Ordinary Portland Cement
  51. PCC – Plain Cement Concrete
  52. PPC – Portland Pozzolana Cement
  53. PERT – Programme Evaluation and Review Technique
  54. PWD – Public Works Department
  55. RB – Reduced Bearing (Also known as Quadrant Bearing)
  56. RCC – Reinforced cement concrete
  57. RL – Reduced Level
  58. RMC – Ready Mix Concrete
  59. SF – Shear Force
  60. SOR – Schedule Of Rate
  61. TEL – Total Energy Line
  62. TMT – Thermo mechanically treated bars
  63. WCB – Whole circle bearing

Abbreviations used in Earthquake Engineering

  1. DBE – Design Basic Earthquake
  2. MCR – Maximum Consider Earthquake
  3. OMRF – Ordinary RC Moment Resisting Frame
  4. SMRF – Special RC Moment Resisting Frame

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