Architectural abbreviations - a guessing game

Would you like to guess what these architectural abbreviations stand for? At the end of the page there will be another list with answers :)

AB
AC
ACU
Agg
AHU
Al
Arch
Asph
AT 

BH
BHd
B/I
BIG
Bit
Bk
BV
BWk
BlkWk
BM 

Cab
Cbd/Cpd
C/C
CHS
CJ
Col
Conc
Corr
CR
Ct
CW 

D
D01 (etc.)
DB
DG
DP
DPC
DPM 

ELCB
ECB
EA
EL 

FA
FB
FCL
FCU
Fdn
FF
FFL
FH
FL
FW 

Galv
GFA
GL
GM
GPO
GT 

HSFG
Ht
HW
HWC 

ID
IL
Insul 

Jt 

Lin
Lvr 

MS
MSB
NE 

PBd
PCC 

RC
RCP
Reinf
RHS
RL
RP
RS
RSA
RWH
RWP
RWT 

Shr
SHS
SOL
SOP
SS
SSL
SVP
SW 

TBM
TC
T&G
Thk
TOC
Trzo 

UB
UC
U/G
UNO
U/S 

Vent

WB
WC 

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The answers!

AB - Air Brick
AC - Air Conditioning
ACU - Air Conditioning Unit
Agg - Aggregate
AHU - Air Handling Unit
Al - Aluminium
Arch - Architrave
Asph - Asphalt
AT - Acoustic Tile
BH - Borehole
BHd - Bulkhead
B/I - Built In
BIG - Back Inlet Gulley
Bit - Bitumen
Bk - Brick
BV - Brick Veneer
BWk - Brickwork
BlkWk - Blockwork
BM - Benchmark
Cab - Cabinet
Cbd/Cpd - Cupboard
C/C - Centres (centre to centre)
CHS - Circular Hollow Section
CJ - Construction Joint or Control Joint
Col - Column
Conc - Concrete
Corr - Corrugated
CR - Cement Render
Ct - Cement or Coat
CW - Cavity Wall
D - Door or Diameter
D01 (etc.) - Door Number 1 (etc.)
DB - Distribution Board
DG - Double Glazed
DP - Downpipe
DPC - Damp Proof Course
DPM - Damp Proof Membrane
ELCB - Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker
ECB - Electricity Control Box
EA - Equal Angle
EL - Existing Level
FA - Floor Area
FB - Facing Brick
FCL - Finished Ceiling Level
FCU - Fan Coil Unit
Fdn - Foundation
FF - Fair Face
FFL - Finished Floor Level
FH - Fire Hydrant
FL - Floor Level
FW - Floor Waste
Galv - Galvanised
GFA - Gross Floor Area
GL - Ground Level
GM - Gas Meter
GPO - General Purpose Outlet (i.e. power point)
GT - Gully Trap
HSFG - High Strength Friction Grip (bolts)
Ht - Height
HW - Hardwood
HWC - Hot Water Cylinder
ID - Inside Diameter
IL - Invert Level
Insul - Insulation
Jt - Joint
Lin - Linoleum
Lvr - Louvre(s)
MS - Mild Steel
MSB - Main Switch Board
NE - Not Exceeding
PBd - Plasterboard
PCC - Precast Concrete
RC - Reinforced Concrete
RCP - Reflected Ceiling Plan
Reinf - Reinforcement
RHS - Rectangular Hollow Section
RL - Reduced Level
RP - Rodding Point
RS - Roller Shutter
RSA - Rolled Steel Angle
RWH - Rainwater Head
RWP - Rainwater Pipe
RWT - Rainwater Tank
Shr - Shower
SHS - Square Hollow Section
SOL - Setting Out Line
SOP - Setting Out Point
SS - Stainless Steel
SSL - Structural Slab Level
SVP - Soil and Vent Pipe
SW - Softwood or Storm Water
TBM - Temporary Benchmark
TC - Terra Cotta
T&G - Tongued and Grooved
Thk - Thick
TOC - Top of Concrete
Trzo - Terrazzo
UB - Universal Beam
UC - Universal Column
U/G - Underground
UNO - Unless Noted Otherwise
U/S - Underside
Vent - Ventilator
WB - Weatherboard
WC - Water Closet

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