Abbreviations

General

FPA

flexible polypropylene alloy

FRP

fibre reinforced polymer

GGBS

ground granulated blastfurnace slag

AAC

autoclaved aerated concrete

GRC

glass-fibre reinforced cement

ABS

acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

GRG

glass-fibre reinforced gypsum

AC

aggressive chemical (environment)

GRP

glass-fibre reinforced plastic or polyester

ACEC

aggressive chemical environment for

GS

general structural (timber)

concrete

HAC

high alumina cement

APM

additional protective measures

HCFCs

hydrochlorofluorocarbons

APP

atactic polypropylene

HD

high density

AR

alkali-resistant

HDPE

high density polythene

ASR

alkali-silica reaction

HL

hydraulic lime

BER

building emission rate

HLS

hue lightness saturation

BRE

Building Research Establishment

ICB

expanded corkboard

BS

British Standard

ISO

international organisation for

CAD

computer-aided design

standardisation

CEN

European committee for standardisation

LD

low density

CFCs

chlorofluorocarbons

LDPE

low density polythene

CG

cellular glass

MAF

movement accommodation factor

CPE

chlorinated polyethylene

MDF

medium density fibreboard

CPVC

chlorinated polyvinyl chloride

MF

melamine formaldehyde

CS

calcium silicate

MPa

mega pascal

CSPE

chlorosulfonated polyethylene

MW

mineral wool

DC

design chemical (class)

NCS

natural color system®

DC

direct current

NHL

non-hydraulic lime

DD

draft for development

ODP

ozone depletion potential

DPC

damp-proof course

OPC

ordinary Portland cement

DPM

damp-proof membrane

OSB

oriented strand board

DR

dezincification-resistant

PAS

publicly available specification

DS

design sulfate (class)

PBAC

polystyrene-bead aggregate cement

EN

Euronorm

PC

polycarbonate

ENV

Euronorm pre-standard

PE

polyethylene

EP

expanded perlite

PEF

polyethylene foam

EPDM

ethylene propylene diene monomer

PEX

crosslinked polyethylene

EPR

ethylene propylene rubber

PF

phenolic foam

EPS

expanded polystyrene

PFA

pulverised fuel ash

ETFE

ethylene tetrafluorethylene copolymer

PIB

polisobutylene

EV

exfoliated vermiculite

PIR

polyisocyanurate foam

EVA

ethylene vinyl acetate

PMMA

polymethyl methacrylate

FEF

flexible elastomeric foam

PP

PTFE

PVC-U

PVC-UE

SBEM

SIP SS ST T

TER TFS THF UF

UHPC

Units dB MPa |m nm draft Euronorm polytetrafluroethylene rigid polyurethane foam photovoltaic polyvinyl acetate polyvinyl butyral polyvinyl chloride (plasticised)

polyvinyl chloride (unplasticised)

extruded polyvinyl chloride red green blue standard assessment procedure simplified building energy model styrene butadiene styrene specific gravity structural insulated panel special structural (timber)

standard (concrete mix)

tolerance (class)

target emission rate thin film silicon tetrahydro furan urea formaldehyde ultra high performance concrete vinyl ethylene terpolymer volatile organic compounds wood fibre wood wool extruded polystyrene

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