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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.

Subcontractor
A subcontractor is an individual or company that works for a general contractor. This individual or company is usually licensed and bonded for the trade that is provided.

Subordination
Placing the right of one person behind those of another.

Sub
An abbreviation for Subcontractor.

Subcontract
A written form of agreement between the prime or main contractor and another contractor or supplier for the satisfactory performance of services or delivery or material as set forth in the plans and specifications for a specific project.

Subcontractor
A qualified subordinate contractor to the prime or main contractor.

Subcontractor Bond
A written document from a subcontractor given to the prime or main contractor by the subcontractor guaranteeing performance of his/her contract and payment of all labor, materials, equipment and service bills associated with the subcontract agreement.

Sublet
To subcontract all or a portion of a contracted amount.

Substantial Completion (see Date of Substantial Completion)

Substitution
A proposed replacement or alternate offered in lieu of and represented as being equivalent to a specified material or process.

Substructure
The supporting part of a structure; the foundation.

Sub-subcontractor
An individual or firm having a written contract with a subcontractor to perform a portion of the work.

Sub-surface Investigation
1. A term used to represent an examination of soil conditions below the ground.
2. Investigations include soil borings and geographical laboratory tests for structural design purposes.

Successor
1. One that succeeds another
2. A scheduled activity whose start depends on the completion of one or more predecessors.

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Superstructure
The part of a building or other structure above the foundation.

Supervision
1.The act, process, or function of supervising construction materials, methods and processes for a specific project
2. Hands on field direction of the contracted work by a qualified individual of the contractor.

Supplemental Conditions (See Supplementary Conditions)

Supplementary Conditions
A written section of the contract documents supplementing and qualifying or modifying the contracts general conditions. (See Conditions of the Contract)

Supplier
An individual or firm who supplies and/or fabricates materials or equipment for a specific portion of a construction project but does not perform any labor on the project. ( see Vendor)

Surety (see Bonding Company)

Synthetic Gypsum Chemically manufactured gypsum made from the by products of various industrial processes such as the desulfurization of power plant flue gases.


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