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BSD Cost Link -- Abbreviations

BSD Cost Link -- Abbreviations

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Appendix B

Appendix B
R.S. Means Abbreviations
This chapter provides a list of the abbreviations used in the R.S. Means databases viewed in the Assemblies and Unit Prices resource windows.

BSD CostLink/AE User Manual


Appendix B : R.S. Means Abbreviations 130 BSD CostLink/AE User Manual .

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S. Subs.C. O&P Oper.T. Pape. Helper Nylon Jacketed Wire Insulated Strand Wire 579 . Mile Round Trip Millisecond Thousand Square Feet Mosaic & Terrazzo Worker Thousand Square Yards Mounted Mosaic & Terrazzo Helper Mounting Multi.C.P.F. PEX Ph. S. Sty. Composition Roofer. SLH S.E. S. Orna. Rofc. Thrded Tilf. Pluh.U.R. Pipefitter Strength. Surf. sst. 100 Square Feet Square Head Square Inch Single Strength. Shlf. PAR Pc. P.P. Noise Reduction Coefficient/ Nuclear Regulator Commission Non Rising Stem Nanosecond Nanowatt Opposing Blade On Center Outside Diameter Outside Dimension Overhead Distribution System Ogee Overhead Overhead and Profit Operator Opening Ornamental Oriented Strand Board Outside Screw and Yoke Overhead Oil.Power Connector Pounds per Cubic Foot Phase Contrast Microscopy Professional Engineer. Precast Roofer Helpers (Composition) Roofer. Pile. P. NM nm No.S. N.&Y. Swbd. Double Throw Spruce Pine Fir Single Pole.S. Skwk. P. Plain End Perforated Cross linked polyethylene Phase Pressure Injected Pile Driver Package Pl. Stainless Steel Single Strength B Grade Stainless Steel Structural Steel Worker Structural Steel Welder Steel Sound Transmission Coefficient Standard Staging Select Tight Knot Standard Temperature & Pressure Steamfitter.M. NEHB N.C.R. Std.R.F. Sw. Qty.P. Spray Painter. Plah. Hd.C. Mtd. S4S Shee.E. Req’d.E. Pwr. M. Pkg.C.C. & G. ODS O. Sldr.B.Water or Gas Ounce Pole. Tilh.Stl. Pu PVC Pvmt. OWG Oz. Sch. M. S. S. rms Rnd. Reg.L. S..O. Bolted Circuit Breaker to 600V. M.I. OSB O.T. p.B.V. p.P. S. SelfPropelled Sprinkler Installer Static Pressure Water Gauge Single Pole..D. S.H. Mthe. spwg S. t. THHN THW. NO N. Sin. Str. Rsr RT S.T. S. Straight Stranded Structural Story Subject Subcontractors Surface Switch Switchboard Square Yard Synthetic Southern Yellow Pine System Thickness Temperature. & T. SL S. Sq. S.A.F. Prefab.A.P.S. Polyethylene. South Screw Cover Standard Cubic Feet per Minute Scaffold Schedule Modular Brick Sound Deadening Standard Dimension Ratio Surfaced Edge Select Service Entrance Cable Square Foot S. Rodm. SPT Sq.S.F. RGS R. Plas. PPL P.M. Sys. Ptns. RPM R.C. Plum.Ton Tangent Terra Cotta Threaded and Coupled Temperature Difference Telecommunications Device for the Deaf Transmission Electron Microscopy Tetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) Tongue & Groove. Spri.F. Mult. Hor. Quan.S. Struct. Prefin.O. P.M. P. SPF S. TFE T.E. Rgh.V. Resi. S. Ordinary Pages Polypropylene Parts per Million Pair Pre-engineered Steel Building Prefabricated Prefinished Propelled Pounds per Square Foot Pounds per Square Inch Pounds per Square Inch Gauge Plastic Sewer Pipe Painter.F. Q.Abbreviations MRT ms M.W.G.E. Ply. Rots.E. S. Q Qt..D.H. Sched. Opng. Single Pole. Rohe. S. ss Sswk. P. PSF. Non-Load-Bearing Non-Metallic Cable Nanometer Number Normally Open Not Otherwise Classified Nosing National Pipe Thread Combination Plug-on/Bolt on Circuit Breaker to 240V.D. Single Entrance.Applied Load. pp PP. MV MW MXM MYD N nA NA N.L. Projection Page Paperhanger Powered Air Purifying Respirator Parabolic Reflector Piece. Subj. S.M. Stg.. Ptd. S. Psst. S. Thn.A.R. Single Throw Standard Pipe Thread Square.C.R. Floor Tile Layer.P. psi PSIG PSP Pspr.F. Pord..C. Flr.T.F. P.B.S. Tdd T. Res.R. Pntd. S. Porcelain Enamel. STK STP Stpi.B. ns nW OB OC OD O.Tile & Slate Right of Way Revolutions per Minute Rapid Start Riser Round Trip Suction. Plate Plasterer Helper Plasterer Plumbers Helper Plumber Plywood Post Meridiem Painted Painter. Pieces Portland Cement. R. Strd. P. NC N. Mstz.D.A.W.Y. Reinf. Th. T Tan T. O.S.Y.F.G. Not Applicable National Building Code Normally Closed National Electrical Manufacturers Assoc. mtd.C.N. Nose.S. Starter. psf PSI. r R R. Multiply Million Volt Amperes Million Volt Amperes Reactance Megavolt Megawatt Male by Male Thousand Yards Natural. P. SC SCFM Scaf.C. Sswl. Rect. Perf.m. Mtng. Rofp.. Prop.. North Nanoampere Not Available. Structural Steel Potential Transformer Pressure & Temperature Painted Partitions Ultimate Load Polyvinyl Chloride Pavement Power Quantity Heat Flow Quart Quantity Quick Coupling Radius of Gyration Resistance Reinforced Concrete Pipe Rectangle Regular Reinforced Required Resistant Residential Rough Rigid Galvanized Steel Rubber.Thk.E. Pcs. Sel.R. Pr. Residential Hot Water Root Mean Square Round Rodman Roofer. Sq. S-O-L sp S. NQOD N. Syn.R. Heat & Water Resistant. N. Tar & Gravel Thick Thin Threaded Tile Layer. In.A.Y. Square Foot Contact Area Square Foot of Floor Square Foot of Ground Square Foot Horizontal Square Feet of Radiation Square Foot of Shelf Surface 4 Sides Sheet Metal Worker Sine Skilled Worker Saran Lined Slimline Solder Super Long Span Bar Joist Solid Neutral Socketolet Standpipe Static Pressure. Ovhd. T&C T.S. P.P. St.P.T.D.C.

VAV VC Vent. U. Heavy Trailer Truck Driver.Watt.G.M.. T.H. XLPE XLP Y yd yr Δ % ∼ ∅ @ # < > Z Wrecker Water. Tot. Trlr Trlt. Petroleum Weight Welded Wire Fabric Transfer Transformer Extra Heavy Duty Cross-Linked Polyethylene Wire Insulation Cross-linked Polyethylene Wye Yard Year Delta Percent Approximately Phase. URD US Nylon Jacketed Wire Truckload Track Mounted Total Threadolet Trigger Start Trade Transformer Truck Driver. VRP W w/ W.F. Trhv.Abbreviations THWN T. Mile W-O-L W.Wide. VHO Vib.F. W. Light Teletypewriter Television Thermoplastic Water Resistant Wire Uniform Construction Index Underground Feeder Underground Feeder Ultra High Frequency United Inch Underwriters Laboratory unloading Unfinished Underground Residential Distribution United States USP UTP V V. T-O-L T. Tr.S.C.West With Water Column.P. Vol. U. V.I. V. UCI UF UGND U.F.L.G.A.Water Closet Wide Flange Water Gauge Welding Wire Mile Weldolet Water Resistant Wrck. Unfin.S.Wt. TTY TV T.C.W.T.R. WT. WWF XFER XFMR XHD XHHW. V. W. United States Primed Unshielded Twisted Pair Volt Volt Amperes Vinyl Composition Tile Variable Air Volume Veneer Core Ventilation Vertical Vinyl Faced Vertical Grain Very High Frequency Very High Output Vibrating Vertical Linear Foot Volume Vinyl Reinforced Polyester Wire. diameter At Pound.F.L. Vert.F. W. Steam. W.H. Uld. Wldg. V. V. Number Less Than Greater Than zone 580 . Transf.L.

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