Glossary of Path Construction Terminology A-Z

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Use the A - Z to go straight to path construction terms with guidance or links to more information. Select a letter below, for example, go to letter 'T' to find out about 'Type 1'.

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A

 

Aggregates

Alignment

Anchor Bar

Anionic Bitumen Emulsion

Arisings

As Dug

As-Built Drawing

Asphalt

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B

 

Backfill

Backslope

Ballast

Base Course

Bedding Layer

Bench (Bench Cut)

Berm

Bill of Quantities

Binder Course

Bitmac

Bitumen

Bitumen Binder

Bitumen Emulsion

Bitumen Macadam

Blaes

Blinding

Blocker

Borrow Pit

Bound Material (Surface)

Breaker

Bund

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C

 

Camber

Capping

Catch Pit

CAR (Controlled Activity Regulations)

CAT (Cable Avoidance Tool)

Cationic Bitumen Emulsion

Causeway

CDM

CDM Co-ordinator

Cement

Cementitious

Certificate of Practical Completion

Chainage

Chippings

Clay

Client

Clinometer

Co-operation

Co-ordination

Coldlay Asphalt

Coloured Bitmac (Asphalt)

Compaction

Compaction Plate

Compact to Refusal

Competence

Conditions of Contract

Construction Phase

Construction Site

Construction Work

Contingencies

Contract

Contract Documents

Contract Drawings

Contractor

Control

Cross Drain

Cross Fall

Cross Slope

Crusher Run

Culvert

Cut

Cutback Bitumen

Cut and Fill

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D

 

Dayworks

DBM (Dense Bitumen Macadam)

Defects Liability Period

Demolition (Dismantling)

Demolition Waste

Design

Design and Build

Design Phase

Designer

Ditch

Double Surface Dressing

Down to Dust

Drag Box

Drainage Feature

Drainage System

Dumper

Dust

Duty Holder

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E

 

Earthworks

Edging (Soft or Hard)

Excavate

Excavator

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F

 

F10

Fall

Fall Line

Fibredec

Fill

Fill Slope

Filter Drain

Final Completion Certificate

Fin Drain

Fines

Fixed Price Contract

Flag Stone (Flags)

Floated Construction

Fly Ash

Foamed Bitumen

Ford

Formation Level

Formation Tray

Free Draining

French Drain

Frost Heave

Full Bench Cut

Full Tray Excavation

Fully Accessible

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G

 

Gabions

General Principals of Prevention

Geocells

Geocomposites

Geogrids

Geomatrices

Geomembrane

Geotextiles

Graded Aggregate

Grade Reversal

Gradient (Grade)

Gradient Level

Grading

Granite Dust

Granular Sub Base (GSB)

Grassed Gravel Surfacing

Grass Paving

Gravel

Gravel Paving

Grit

Grit Rolled Surfacing

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H

 

Half Bench Cut

Handrail

Hardcore

Haunch

Hazard

Headwall

Health and Safety File

Health and Safety Plan (Construction Phase Plan)

Hierarchy of Risk Control

Hoggin

Hydraulic Binder

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I

 

Industrial Waste

Inlet

Insloped

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J

 

Sorry, there are no terms starting with 'J'

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K

 

Sorry, there are no terms starting with 'K'

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L

 

Landscape Fit

Lateral Spread (Shear)

Laying Course

Leocatic Bitumen Emulsion

Lett (Grip)

Level (Engineers')

Levels

Linear Drain (Cut-Off Drain)

Line of Sight (Sight Line)

Load Bearing Capacity

Lump Sum

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M

 

Machine Built

Maintenance Phase

Make Up

Method Statement

Mounting Block

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N

 

Non-Notifiable Project

Notifiable Project

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O

 

Off-Path Drainage

On-Path Drainage

Open Graded Aggregate

Outlet

Outsloped

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P

 

Partial Bench Cut

Passing Place

Path Base

Path Tray

Permeable Material (Surface)

Pipe Bedding

Piped Culvert

Pitching

Planings

Planning Phase

Ponding

Power Barrow

Precamber

Pre-Construction Information

Pre-Construction Stage

Preliminaries

Primary Aggregate

Principal Contractor

Principal Designer

Procurement

Project

Proprietary

Provisional Sums

Pulverised Fuel Ash

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Q

 

Quarry Aggregate

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R

 

Ramp

Reasonably Practicable

Recycled Aggregate

Recycled Asphalt Planings

Recycled Plastic

Regulation

Re-Measurable Contract

Remedial Works

Resin Bonded Surfacing

Resin Bound Surfacing

Resting Place

Resting Platform (Landing)

Retention

Revegetation

Revetment (Retaining Structure)

Riser

Risk

Risk Assessment

Road Planings

Rock Fill

Roller (Smooth Wheeled)

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S

 

Sand

Scalpings

Scour (Scouring)

Screeding

Secondary Aggregate

Semi Bound Surfaces

Semi Tray Excavation

Shoulder

Side Cast

Side Drain

Side Slope

Sight Line

Silt

Silt Chamber (Trap)

Single Size Aggregate

Single Surface Dressing

Site Strip

Slag

Slope

Snagging

Soakaway

Soil Reinforcement (Soil Stabilisation)

Soil Reversal

Specifications

Splash Plate

Spot Height

Step Ramp

Steps

Stone Culvert

Stone Pick

Structure

Sub Base

Sub Grade

Sub Grade Formation

Subsoil

Sub Soiling

Substrate

Surface Course

Surface Dressing

Surface Regularity

Surface Runoff

Swale

 

 

T

 

Tack Coat

Tar Spray and Chip

Tender Documents

Tender Phase

Till (Glacial)

Topsoil

Toptrec

Traverse

Tray

Trial Pit (Dig)

Turning Space

Type 1

Type 2

Type 3

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U

 

Unbound Material (Surface)

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V

 

Variation

Vegetable-Based Binder

Verge

Vertical Alignment

Vibrating Plate

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W

 

Water Bar

Wearing Course

Whacker Plate

Whin Dust

Winning

Worker

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X

 

Sorry, there are no terms starting with 'X'

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Y

 

Sorry, there are no terms starting with 'Y'

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Z

 

Zigzag

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