A type of construction in which all vertical apertures open onto shafts of brick or other fireproof material; used for fire retardance.


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PIERHEAD LINE

The line in navigable waters beyond which construction is prohibited; open-pier construction may extend outward from the bulkhead line to the pierhead line.

PASSIVE METHOD

A construction method in permafrost areas in which the frozen ground near the structure is not disturbed or altered, and the foundations are provided with additional insulation to prevent thawing of the underlying ground.

MONOLITHIC

Pertaining to concrete construction which is cast in one jointless piece.

MODULE

1. A packaged assembly of wired components, built in a standardized size and having standardized plug-in or solderable terminations. 2. A unit of size used as a basic component for standardizing the design and construction of buildings, building parts, and furniture.

MILITARY GEOLOGY

The application of the earth sciences to such military concerns as terrain analysis, water supply, foundations, and construction of roads and airfields.

MILITARY ENGINEERING

Science, art, and practice involved in design and construction of defensive and offensive military works as well as construction and maintenance of transportation systems.

MASONRY

A construction of stone or similar materials such as concrete or brick.

MACHINE DESIGN

Application of science and invention to the development, specification, and construction of machines.

LAUNDER

An inclined channel or trough for the conveyance of a liquid, such as for water in mining and construction engineering or for molten metal.

LAUNCHING

The act or process of floating a ship after only hull construction is completed; in some cases ships are not launched until after all construction is completed.

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