Modular Building Specification Glossary

Term Definition
Accessibility The ability to enter and exit a building without obstructions.
Accordion Door Folding doors with rollers which run on a track; the doors fold up like an accordion.
Acoustical Tile Any tile composed of materials having the property of absorbing sound waves. Typically 2′ x 2′ or 2′ x 4′ size ceiling tiles. Used in a suspended ceiling (lay in the tiles).
Air Conditioner Typically a Bard manufactured unit. Wall hung, roof mount or split system.
Anchor A device used to secure a modular building down. Usually, an earth auger is and screwed down 4′ into the ground.
Anchor Bolt A bolt used with the anchor that the strap that is wrapped around the frame is threaded through and secured.
Asphalt Shingles Composition roof shingles made from asphalt impregnated felt covered with mineral granules.
Auger A vertical rotating drill bit, usually on the front end of a bobcat that drills holes into the ground for the anchors.
Awning A roof like shelter extending over a doorway, window, porch, etc. which provides protection from the sun or rain.

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