Widely Used Abbreviations In Civil Engineering

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Abbreviations are widely used to say a phrase of words in a smaller word. 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. BBCC – Brick Bat Cement Concrete
  7. BBLC – Brick Bat Lime Concrete
  8. BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards
  9. BM – Bench Mark
  10. BM – Bending Moment
  11. BOD – Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  12. BOT – Build Operate Transfer
  13. BS – Back sight
  14. CAD – Computer Aided Design
  15. CAPO test – Cut And Pull Out test
  16. CBR test – California Bearing Ratio Test
  17. CPM – Critical Path Method
  18. CPWDCentre Public Works Department
  19. CTD – Cold Twisted Deformed bars
  20. DPC – Damp Proof Course
  21. DTP – Draft , Tender , Paper
  22. EMD – Earnest Money Deposit
  23. FAR – Floor Area Ratio
  24. FEM – Finite Element Method
  25. FS – Fore sight
  26. FSI – Floor Space Index
  27. IPS flooring – Indian Patent stone flooring
  28. ICI – Indian concrete Institute
  29. ICJ – Indian concrete Journal
  30. IRC – Indian Road Congress
  31. JCB – Joseph Cyril Bamford
  32. GIS – Geographic Information system
  33. GPS – Global Positioning System
  34. HGL – Hydraulic Gradient Line
  35. HYSD – High Yield strength deformed bars
  36. MB – Measurement Book
  37. MCB – Miniature Circuit Breaker
  38. MEP – Mechanical Electrical Plumbing
  39. MORTHMinistry of Road Transport and Highway (India)
  40. MSL – Mean Sea Level
  41. NAVIC – NAVigation with Indian Constellation
  42. NDT – Non destructive Testing
  43. NIT – Notice inviting tender
  44. OPC – Ordinary Portland Cement
  45. PCC – Plain Cement Concrete
  46. PPC – Portland Pozzolana Cement
  47. PERT – Programme Evaluation and Review Technique
  48. PWD – Public Works Department
  49. RB – Reduced Bearing (Also known as Quadrant Bearing)
  50. RCC – Reinforced cement concrete
  51. RL – Reduced Level
  52. RMC – Ready Mix Concrete
  53. SF – Shear Force
  54. TEL – Total Energy Line
  55. TMT – Thermo mechanically treated bars
  56. WCB – Whole circle bearing

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