Glossary of terms

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American Architectural Manufacturers Association -


The [complete] removal of - to completely and safely remove asbestos, lead or any other regulated material - When used in the context of construction, such as the process of removing hazardous or regulated materials.


American Institute of Architects -


A legal process substituted for a jury trail where a retired judge or attorney experienced in the specific subject matter will preside over the legal claim - decide liabilities and responsibilities including damages and monetary awards. Arbitration is binding and NO appeals are allowed. The arbitrators decision in all matters are final.


The architect is the person who is generally the primary contact by the property owner to design a building. The architect will be responsible to design the initial building layout and appearance and will coordinate with the appropriate engineers and officials to ensure compliance with other design or regulatory requirements.


Formerly - American Society for Testing and Materials - is now an internationally recognized organization developing and publishing technical standards for a vast range of materials products and services not limited to construction and building.

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