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We have curated a list of the top trending terminologies of the week.

1. Telematics

Telematics combines telecommunications and informatics and is commonly used to monitor vehicles and heavy equipment by using GPS and onboard diagnostics to record movements on a computerized map. Apart from monitoring the equipment on site, telematics systems can also be used to the movement of people, materials, and vehicles on road.

Telematics in Construction

2. Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing is a mortar joint repair process in masonry construction, which involves removing deteriorated mortar joints from the masonry followed by replacement with a fresh mortar mix. Tuckpointing is performed on old joints as well as improper joints of new walls.

Tuckpointing

3. Guniting

Guniting is the process of repairing concrete work that has been damaged due to substandard work or other factors; it is also used for providing an impervious layer. The procedure is used for the application of slope stabilization and for certain rehabilitation purposes such as in the construction of retaining walls, swimming pools, tunnels, fluid tanks, and concrete repair works.

Guniting

4. As-built Drawings

An as-built drawing is defined as a drawing created and submitted by a contractor after completing the project. These drawings show all the minor and significant modifications made by the contractor to the original drawing to provide an exact rendering of the project.

As-built drawings

5. Closed Cavity Façade (CCF)

A closed cavity façade is an intelligent, completely enclosed double-skin façade that is triple glazed internally and single glazed externally for an increased insulation. CCFs are a step further than double-skin façades as they possess the advantages of single skin as well as double skin façades. Though categorized as double-skin façades, CCFs are not ventilated, thus preventing the accumulation of dust particles and increasing the life of components inside the cavity.

Closed Cavity Façade

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