Construction Terms Q, Construction terminology Q

Construction Terms Q speaks to construction terminology Q and construction phases Q.

It is quite simply a list of common home and commercial building construction terminology used by architects, consultants and contractors of all kinds enabling them to speak the same language.

Qualified
An individual or firm with a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing; or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, has successfully demonstrated his/her abilities to identify and solve or resolve problems associated with a specific subject matter or project type.

Quarry An excavation from which building stone is obtained; the act of taking stone from the ground.

Quarry Bed A plane in a building stone that was horizontal before the stone was cut from the quarry, also called grain.

Quarry Sap Excess water found in rock at the time of its quarrying.

Quarter Round A small trim molding that has the cross section of a quarter circle.

Quartersawn Lumber sawn in such a way that the annual rings rin roughly perpendicular to the face of each piece.

Quarry Tile A man-made or machine-made clay tile used to finish a floor or wall. Generally 6" X 6" X 1/4" thick .

Quarry Tile A man-made or machine-made clay tile used to finish a floor or wall. Generally 6" X 6" X 1/4" thick .

Quartersliced Veneer sliced in such a way that the annual rings run roughly perpendicular to the face of each veneer.

Quenching The rapid cooling of metal so as to alter its physical properties, a form of heat treatment.

Quick Claim
A deed that transfers whatever interest or title a grantor may have, without warranty.

Quicklime Produced by burning calcium carbonate found in limestone or sea shells, once hydrated, used as an ingredient in mortars and plasters. Chemically it is known as calcium oxide.

Quoin A corner reinforcing of cut stone or bricks in a masonry wall usually done for decorative effect.

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