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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


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

L. Eqol. Boil. D. CLF CLP cm CMP CMU CN Col. EPDM EPS Eqhv. Asbe. cw C.. DC DDC Demob.S. C.W.F. Ah A hr. Cwt. Heavy Equip.X.Y. DR Drink.f. East. CRC Creos. C.I.F.F.C.H. CL Clab. Plywood Grade A & C American Concrete Institute Air Conditioning Refrigeration Americans with Disabilities Act Plywood. Diam.. Brhe./Hr. D.c.E. Clam C. ERW Cosecant Hundred Square Feet Construction Specifications Institute Current Transformer Copper Tube Size Copper.g. Thin Wall Conduit Engine. brk brkt Brng. AWG AWWA Bbl. CHW C. AIC Allow. d D Dis. Dty. Barrel Grade B and Better. Db Dbl. EL Elec. Copper Sweat Hundred. Bk. Btu BTUH Bu. CPM CPVC C. cem. Bg.. Asbestos Bonded Steel Alternating Current. Eqlt. Oper..I.B.A. Apt. Commercial Hot Water Cast Iron Cast in Place Circuit Carload Lot Chain Link Common Laborer Common maintenance laborer Hundred Linear Feet Current Limiting Fuse Cross Linked Polyethylene Centimeter Corr. ANSI APA Approx. Communication Compressor Concrete Continuous. Conc. Bitum.A. Amp.. Diesel Deep Long Span Bar Joist Deluxe Ditto Dioctyl Phthalate Penetration Test (Air Filters) Depth Double Pole. Brs. Div. alt. C. Equip.c.u.S. cd cd/sf CD CDX Cefi. exterior glue Cement Finisher Cement Hundred Feet Cubic Feet Cubic Feet per Minute Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Center of Gravity Chilled Water. emissivity Each Encased Burial Economy Embankment Cubic Yards Electronic Data Processing Exterior Insulation Finish System Equiv. Air-Conditioning. Crpt. DHW DI Diag. Bric. Oper. Cal. Ave. Brake Horsepower Black Iron bidirectional Bituminous Bituminous Concrete Backed Breakers Building Block Beam Boilermaker Blows per Minute Bedroom Bearing Bricklayer Helper Bricklayer Brk. Cold Water 100 Pounds Cool White Deluxe Cubic Yard (27 cubic feet) Cubic Yard per Hour Cylinder Penny (nail size) Deep. CSI CT CTS Cu Cu. Cem.S. CIP Circ... Direct Expansion Dyne Eccentricity Equipment Only. BE B.S. Oper.B. Oper. ASME ASTM Attchmt.I. E. DOP Dp.. Engineered Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Expanded Polystyrene Equip. C. bpm BR Brg..P. Ft.C.C.C. af AFUE AGA Agg. Eq. Bldg. Avg. Carp. Balled & Burlapped Bell and Spigot Black and White Body-centered Cubic Bank Cubic Yards Bevel End Board Feet Bag of Cement Boiler Horsepower. Disch. & AC Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society for Testing and Materials Attachment Average American Wire Gauge American Water Works Assoc.C.P. Asbestos Cement. EB Econ. Eqmm.L. Direct Radiation Equation elevation Electrician..H. Conc.&W.F.C. Grade A & D Additional Adjustable Audio-frequency Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency American Gas Association Aggregate Ampere Hours Ampere-hour Air Handling Unit American Institute of Architects Ampere Interrupting Capacity Allowance Alternate Aluminum Ante Meridiem Ampere Anodized American National Standards Institute American Plywood Association Approximate Apartment Asbestos American Standard Building Code Asbestos Worker American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Heating.R. Cos Cot Cov.. bidir. comm.. Compr. Constant Shear Bar Joist Csc C. Cedar on Cedar Center to Center Cabinet Air Tool Laborer caliper Calculated Capacity Carpenter Circuit Breaker Chromate Copper Arsenate Hundred Cubic Feet Candela Candela per Square Foot Grade of Plywood Face & Back Plywood. Centigrade Center to Center. Bkrs. Metal Pipe Concrete Masonry Unit Change Notice Column Carbon Dioxide Combination Commercial. Anod.. a. b.A. C. Elevating Electrical Metallic Conduit. Oper. Eqmd. Cont. Single Throw Drive Dimension Ratio Drinking Double Strength Double Strength A Grade Double Strength B Grade Duty Drain Waste Vent Deluxe White. BB B&S B. Asb.T. Electrical Elevator.Y.Y. AC ACI ACR ADA AD Addit. CF C.Abbreviations A AAFES ABS A. DLH dlx Do.t.I.. Depth. CO2 Comb. Refrig.H. Bit. Cyl. Area Square Feet. Cubic Cubic Foot Continuous Wave Cool White.. C. BUR BX °C c C C/C C-C Cab Cair. Dia Distrib. Elev. B.m. d. CFM CFRP c. BHP B. bldg Blk.. EMT Eng. d.f.Y EDP EIFS E.F. Bm. dp D.S. Ampere Army and Air Force Exchange Service Acrylonitrile Butadiene Stryrene. ASCE.W. DWV DX dyn e E Ea. Calc Cap. A. A. alt Alum. C. Grade C & D. Master Mechanic Equip. CRT CS Brick Bracket Bearing Brass Bronze Basin Better British Thermal Unit BTU per Hour bushels Built-up Roofing Interlocked Armored Cable degree centegrade Conductivity. Adj.Pr. Dr. Discharge Discharge Decibel Double Direct Current Direct Digital Control Demobilization Dry Film Thickness Drainage Fixture Units Double Hung Domestic Hot Water Ductile Iron Diagonal Diameter Distribution Division Deck Dead Load. C/P CPA Cplg. cont Corr. CI C.U. Bsn. Btr. Oilers Equipment Electric Resistance Welded 871 . A..S. D..A. AHU A. A. Light Equip.D.R.S. Dk. Medium Equip. Container Corrugated Cosine Cotangent Cover Cedar on Paneling Control Point Adjustment Coupling Critical Path Method Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Hundred Pair Cold Rolled Channel Creosote Carpet & Linoleum Layer Cathode-ray Tube Carbon Steel. D. D.B. Brz..L. Continued. B&B. Bit.H..

K K. Foro. J J. Extension Extrusion Fiber stress Fahrenheit. Mag.F. Hdwe.L. Min.D. F Fab. L. Htrs. L.F.B.D. K. ft Ftng.P. Str. mg MGD MGPH MH. Cast Switch Box Foot. Insul.. exp Ext. lm lm/sf lm/W LOA log L-O-L long./Day HSC Ht. Fin. LL L. L Conduit Body Labor & Equipment Pounds per Hour Pounds per Linear Foot Pound-force per Square Inch Less than Carload Lot Loose Cubic Yard Load Lead Equivalent Light Emitting Diode Linear Foot Linear Foot of Stair Nosing Linear Foot of Stair Riser Long. GFI GFRC Glaz. Mineral Insulated Male Iron Pipe Size Mechanical Joint Meter Millimeter Millwright Minimum.I. fabric Fiberglass Footcandles Face-centered Cubic Compressive Stress in Concrete. Hours Thousand Circular Mils Knock Down Kiln Dried After Treatment Kilogram Kilogauss Kilogram Force Kilohertz 1000 Pounds Kiljoule Effective Length Factor Kips per Linear Foot Kilometer Knock Out Kips per Square Foot Kips per Square Inch Kilovolt Kilovolt Ampere Kilovar (Reactance) Kilowatt Kilowatt-hour Labor Only. Ga. f. LP L. Ld. L.S. High Pressure High Power Factor Hour Hours per Day High Short Circuit Height Heating Heaters Heating. Mfrs. minute . HVAC Hvy. K..L.E. In. Rsr Lg./hr.O. Extreme Compressive Stress Front End Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (Teflon) Flat Grain Federal Housing Administration Figure Finished Female Iron Pipe Size Fixture Finger jointed and primed Fluid Ounces Floor Frequency Modulation.c. Nose L.H. Male.P.S. Ftg.P. EWT Excav..D. Mat.I. Metal Clad Cable Motor Control Center Thousand Cubic Feet Thousand Cubic Feet per Minute Thousand Circular Mils Motor Circuit Protector Medium Duty Medium-density fibreboard Medium Density Overlaid Medium Thousand Feet Thousand Feet Board Measure Manufacturing Manufacturers Milligram Million Gallons per Day Thousand Gallons per Hour Manhole. Fount. IBC I. Flr. Oz. Outside Fountain Feet per Minute Female Pipe Thread Frame Fire Rating Foil Reinforced Kraft Foil/scrim/kraft Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Forged Steel Cast Body.. Hz I.A.S.A. Inst.. mA Mach. esu E. insul I. Female. FJP Fl. kcmil KD K. IPS IPT I.C. MCFM M. Km KO K.R. fab FBGS F.F. Hydr. lat High Henry High Capacity Heavy Duty. Large Light and Heat Long Span Bar Joist Labor Hours Live Load Lamp Lumen Depreciation Lumen Lumen per Square Foot Lumen per Watt Length Over All Logarithm Lateralolet longitude Liquefied Petroleum. lb.. min.M.P.M. f. Exposure Exterior. gal. Lav.. L&H LH L. Maint.F.F.F. ext Extru. Factory Mutual Framing Factory Mutual/Underwriters Labs Foundation Female National Pipe Thread Foreman. Lt. Identification Inside Frosted Intermediate Metal Conduit Inch Incandescent Included.C.D. Lt. excl Exp. FM Fmg. Long.W.F./L.. Lt..D. LB L.. Metal Halide. Medium Wall Copper Tubing Labor Latitude Lath. Max. High Density High Density Overlaid High density polyethelene plastic Header Hardware High Intensity Discharge Helper Average High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter Mercury High Interrupting Capacity Hollow Metal high molecular weight polyethylene High Output Horizontal Horsepower. Length. Heavy Wall Copper Tubing.. M M2CA m/hr. Incl. FEP F. Fill Fabricated. HID Help.B. fpm FPT Fr F. ID I.Abbreviations E.G. Feet Fitting Footing Foot Pound Furniture Full Voltage Non-Reversing Full Voltage Reversing Female by Male Minimum Yield Stress of Steel Gram Gauss Gauge Gallon Gallon per Minute Galvanized Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer General Ground Fault Interrupter Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Glazier Gallons per Day Gallon per flush Gallons per Hour Gallons per Minute Grade Granular Ground Gross Vehicle Weight Gypsum wall board H HC H. g G Ga. FIPS Fixt. L. kV kVA kVAR KW KWh L Lab. Material.V. Gal. Grnd. MCP MD MDF M. # L.F. Mat’l. HDPE Hdr. GPM Galv.C.F. LR L.C. Med.. HEPA Hg HIC HM HMWPE HO Horiz.Y.A. H.F. I. Mfg.H.S. MI MIPS mj m mm Mill.O.L. F. M. Including Interior Installation Insulation/Insulated Iron Pipe Iron Pipe Size Iron Pipe Threaded Indirect Waste Joule Joint Industrial Council Thousand. Furn.H.L.C. gpm. F. HP H. Light Wall Copper Tubing Meters Squared Contact Area Man-hour Milliampere Machine Magnetic Starter Maintenance Marble Setter Material Maximum Thousand Board Feet Thousand BTU’s per hr. Ventilation & AirConditioning Heavy Hot Water Hydraulic Hertz (cycles) Moment of Inertia International Building Code Interrupting Capacity Inside Diameter Inside Dimension. Length. Hrs.L. FM/UL Fdn. MF M. Int.P. Inside Foreman.M..C.C. LE LED L.P. Man-Hour Megahertz Mile Malleable Iron.F.c. f′c. lb. L. HD H. Incan. Kelvin Thousand Amp. Low Pressure Low Power Factor Long Radius Lump Sum Light Light Gauge Less than Truckload Lot Lightweight Low Voltage Thousand. Hr. FNPT Fori.L. H.C.H. I. Wt..T. kg kG kgf kHz Kip KJ FVNR FVR FXM Fy. GPD gpf GPH GPM GR Gran.W. Marb.. Fig.I. Ft lb.T. Lather Lavatory Pound Load Bearing.. M. MHz Mi. Htg. & E. HW Hyd.Thousand Pounds.H. Est. galv GC/MS Gen. lb. GVW GWB 872 Energy Saver Estimated Electrostatic Units Each Way Entering Water Temperature Excavation Excluding Expansion. FRK FSK FRP FS FSC Ft.S.. lbf/sq.D.. L.D. MBF MBH MC MCC M. L. I.

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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. Overhead OWG Oil.P. SPF S.F.P.Y. Structural Steel Potential Transformer Pressure & Temperature Painted Partitions Ultimate Load Polyvinyl Chloride Pavement Pressure Relief Valve Power Quantity Heat Flow Quart Quantity Quick Coupling Radius of Gyration Resistance Reinforced Concrete Pipe Rectangle receptacle Regular Reinforced Required Resistant Residential Radio Frequency Radio-frequency identification Rough Rigid Galvanized Steel Rubber. Paperhanger P.C. pp PP.C.Y. Polyethylene. PE P.Tile & Slate Right of Way Revolutions per Minute Rapid Start Riser Round Trip Suction. Precast Roofer Helpers (Composition) Roofer. Shlf.E. Stg.S.I. S. Subs. spwg S.R.B.V.E.E. PEX Ph.R. Projection p. Rohe.Water or Gas Oz. Spray Painter. Single Pole.E. P. 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.O. NRC Noise Reduction Coefficient/ Nuclear Regulator Commission N.C.O. Mosaic & Terrazzo Worker M.D. Prefin. Pl. Multiply M. S.F. NEHB Bolted Circuit Breaker to 600V. sst. RGS RHW rms Rnd... Portland Cement. Pntd. Pile. Sq. SFR S. Sw. Subj. Q Qt.S..Applied Load. Straight Stranded Structural Story Subject Subcontractors Surface Switch Switchboard Square Yard Synthetic Southern Yellow Pine System Thickness Temperature. Pkg. Sq. RPM R. Double Throw Spruce Pine Fir. S.F.W. Operator Opng. Ogee O. ml M. STK STP Stpi. Rofc. S4S Shee.E.C.m.F. Q. Single Throw Standard Pipe Thread Square. & T. Plas. PB Push Button Pc. Ornamental OSB Oriented Strand Board OS&Y Outside Screw and Yoke OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act Ovhd. Mainline Thousand Linear Feet Month Mobilization Mogul Base Miles per Hour Male Pipe Thread Moisture Resistant Gypsum Wallboard MRT Mile Round Trip ms Millisecond M.P. Non Rising Stem ns Nanosecond nW Nanowatt OB Opposing Blade OC On Center OD Outside Diameter O. Swbd. Single Entrance. SBS Painting and Decorating Contractors of America Professional Engineer. Ply. Skwk.V..F. S. Plain End Porcelain Enamel on Cast Iron Perforated Cross linked polyethylene Phase Pressure Injected Pile Driver Package Plate Plasterer Helper Plasterer Pounds Per Linear Foot Plumbers Helper Plumber Plywood Post Meridiem Painted Painter. Mosaic & Terrazzo Helper Mtng. Heat & Water Resistant. Struct. Pord. S.C.C.L. Rect.A. Pu PVC Pvmt. N. Sty.S. Mobil.T. Sch. SelfPropelled Sprinkler Installer Static Pressure Water Gauge Single Pole. Sys. temp TFFN Screw Cover Standard Cubic Feet per Minute Scaffold Schedule Modular Brick Sound Deadening Standard Dimension Ratio Surfaced Edge Select Service Entrance Cable Square Foot 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 Stranded with oil resistant inside insulation Socketolet Standpipe Static Pressure. Composition Roofer. T&C T.R. T Tan T. Ptns.D. Not Applicable N.T.N.. mtd. Page Pape. Stl.Power Connector P. Overhead O&P Overhead and Profit Oper. Not Otherwise Classified Nose. North nA Nanoampere NA Not Available. mtd Mounted Mthe. SEU S. Str. NFPA National Fire ProtectionAssociation NLB Non-Load-Bearing NM Non-Metallic Cable nm Nanometer No. S. Thousand Square Feet Mstz. Outside Dimension ODS Overhead Distribution System O. S. Number NO Normally Open N. Ounce P. Mog. Quan. r R R. Reinf. Multi. recpt. Flr. SDR S. Pole.D.Tempered. Residential Hot Water Root Mean Square Round Rodman Roofer. Pcs. Req’d. Hor.S. Mounting Mult. Rsr RT S. S.M. psf PSI. Rots. S.C.G. National Building Code NC Normally Closed NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Assoc. Million Volt Amperes Reactance MV Megavolt MW Megawatt MXM Male by Male MYD Thousand Yards N Natural.C. Tdd T. 100 Square Feet Square Head Square Inch Single Strength.R. Million Volt Amperes M.. t. Plum.F.. P. SLH S. plf Pluh.

diameter At Pound. Th.C. Transf. Thrded Tilf.F. Helper Nylon Jacketed Wire Insulated Strand Wire Nylon Jacketed Wire Truckload Track Mounted Total Threadolet Tempered Thermoplastic Polyolefin Trigger Start Trade Transformer Truck Driver. UL Uld.S. VAV VC VDC Vent.T.G. THWN T.G. Steam..Thk.. THHN THW. Vert.Water Closet Wide Flange Water Gauge Welding Wire Mile Weldolet Water Resistant Wrecker Water. XLPE XLP Xport Y yd yr Δ % ∼ ∅ @ # < > Z With Water Column. TTY TV T. Floor Tile Layer. Trhv. Trlr Trlt.L. Wldg.Watt. Thn. & G.. Wrck.S.I.P.Abbreviations TFE T. V.West w/ W.R. V.Wide. Green Building Council United States Primed Uniform Traffic Manual For Control Devices Unshielded Twisted Pair Volt Volt Amperes Vinyl Composition Tile Variable Air Volume Veneer Core Volts Direct Current Ventilation Vertical Vinyl Faced Vertical Grain Very High Frequency Very High Output Vibrating Vertical Linear Foot Volitile Organic Compound Volume Vinyl Reinforced Polyester Wire.TL T.. Petroleum Weight Welded Wire Fabric Transfer Transformer Extra Heavy Duty Cross-Linked Polyethylene Wire Insulation Cross-linked Polyethylene Transport Wye Yard Year Delta Percent Approximately Phase. W. W. Heavy Trailer Truck Driver.S. VLF VOC Vol.. Tar & Gravel Thick Thin Threaded Tile Layer. Tilh. Number Less Than Greater Than zone . UCI UF UGND UHF U.L.Wt. VRP W Underwriters Laboratory unloading Unfinished Uninterruptible Power Supply Underground Residential Distribution United States U.M.W. Light Teletypewriter Television Thermoplastic Water Resistant Wire Uniform Construction Index Underground Feeder Underground Feeder Ultra High Frequency United Inch U. T-O-L tmpd TPO T. Unfin. Tot. UPS URD US USGBC USP UTMCD UTP V VA V.WC W. Tr. VHF VHO Vib.F. WT. WWF XFER XFMR XHD XHHW. W.C. Mile W-O-L W. 874 Tetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) Tongue & Groove.