A material made from fibers or thread by weaving, knitting, felting etc.
as any cloth.
1. To make, build or construct by assembling parts or manufacturing.
2. To make from raw material.
External front of a building that faces the street or courtyard and is
usually used to describe bigger, elegant buildings. Fa�ade materials include
wood, brick, glass, masonry, aluminum, etc.
1. The side of a wall covering that faces away from the framing; for example
in an A-B plywood panel, the face would be the A side.
2. An exterior, exposed surface on a structure.
3. Any surface of a thing.
4. The outward appearance of anything.
The dollar amount, shown on a document.
Exterior decorative surface, which is made of brick that is not rendered,
painted or plastered and is made of various brick materials, including
clay, to give a desired effect.
Applies to the direction of the grain on the face of a veneer-faced panel,
which is also called the long dimension of the panel. Since the greatest
strength and firmness is parallel to the face grain, it is normal to run
the face grain across the supports.
Hardening process for the surface of materials. As an example, the hardening
of carbon steel is accomplished by first heating the steel to approximately
1200 degrees F. and then it is immersed in powdered carbon. When some
of the carbon is absorbed into the molecular structure of the steel, the
surface or face of the steel is hardened.
Also referred to as the face ply, it is the outer layer when there are
two or more layers. Face Line Lines that are made of strong string, which
is stretched out and attached to staked boards, so that masons can follow
the straightness of it when building masonry walls.
Nails, which are hammered at right angles (perpendicular) to the work
surface. Also called direct nailing.
The side of the material where the weld was applied, which has the exposed
Face plate holds the work to be turned on a lathe. The plate is then fastened
to the lathe headstock, which is the part of the lathe that turns the
Also referred to as the face layer, it is the outer layer when there are
two or more layers.
Additional weld material, which is added to the face of the weld.
Front of a concrete block.
Coverings, designed to protect the entire face of a worker when a sander,
grinder, etc. are being used. A transparent eye panel allows the worker
to be protected from small particles, which are being thrown, while being
able to see.
The dollar amount shown on a document.
Measurement of the air velocity as measured at the face of the inlet or
outlet in an HVAC system.
The outer veneer on a piece of plywood.
The front wall of a structure or, alternately, a retaining wall.
Masonry structure that has different types of material as backing and
facing, such as brick on concrete, bonded together.
Veneer covered structural wall.
Real estate professional who aids in a transaction but does not have an
agency relationship with that party and can be known as an intermediary
or transaction broker.
1. Ease of doing or making; absence of difficulty.
2. A building or special room, constructed for a specific function.
1. Covering of contrasting material to decorate or protect a building;
a finished wall surface.
2. Smoothing; finishing.
Specifically made brick, in a special color or texture, for the outside
or facing wall of a building.
A reproduction or exact copy or architecturally a reproduction of a building
style. Alternately, the electronic transfer of an exact image of a document
or picture, referred to as a “fax”.
The purchase of the accounts receivable of a business or alternately,
taking the accounts receivable of a business as collateral for a loan.
The ratio of the maximum strength of a piece of material or a part to
the probably maximum load to be applied to it. If a maximum of 2,000 pounds
can be tolerated, a load of 500 pounds will have a 4 to one factor of
The edge of any fabricated item that has been prepared in a factory, such
as the long edge of wallboard panels, coming from a factory covered with
paper. Fade 1. To become less distinct. To lose color or brilliance.
2. To disappear slowly. To wane.
Also spelled faggot, the term refers to a bundle of sticks or branches
to be used for fuel, or alternately, a bundle of iron or steel pieces
to be hammered or rolled, at welding temperature, into bars.
Temperature measurement, named after its discoverer Daniel Fahrenheit
1686-1736, in which 32 degrees is the freezing point and 212 is the boiling
point for water.
Italian glazed earthenware, as colorfully designed pottery or in blocks
or tiles to be used as wall facings.
Credit Billing Act
Federal law governing credit and charge card billing errors. If the credit
card company violates this law, consumers can sue for damages.
Credit Reporting Act
A federal law that allows individuals to examine and correct information
used by credit reporting services.
Debt Collection Practices Act
Federal law outlawing debtor harassment and regulates collections agencies,
original creditor’s collection offices (if separate) and creditor’s lawyers.
Original creditors may be covered under state law.
Federal law making it illegal to refuse to rent or sell to anyone based
on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. 1988 amendments expanded
protections to include family status and disability.
The rent a property commands in a free and open market setting.
Amount that could be received on the sale of real estate when there is
a willing seller and buyer. It is a term generally used in property tax
and condemnation legislation, meaning the market value of a property.