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Construction Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Construction Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

Match each word on the left with its definition on the right.

1. amortization a. valuation
2. infiltration b. overhang
3. cantilever c. leaks
4. aggregate d. sand and stone
5. appraisal e. payment plan

Activity 2: TRUE OR FALSE?

Read each statement. Write T if it's true or F if it's false.

  1. A balustrade makes it safer to walk down a flight of stairs.
  2. The process of laminating refers to using wedge-shaped shims.
  3. Amortization requires regular payments of principal and interest.
  4. A turnkey project is one in which one person provides all of the materials and a second person provides all of the labor.
  5. An easement requires the cooperation of two separate parties to be successful.

Activity 3: PICK-A-WORD

Choose the best vocabulary word to fill each blank.

  1. The _____ on the house came out a lot higher than anyone had expected.
  2. I'm hoping they'll put a _____ between your office and mine so I can get some privacy.
  3. Our air conditioner isn't working very well because it's too low on _____.
  4. Grab a piece of _____ and stick it in here to hold that frame in position, would you?
  5. The bank has set up our _____ account for us so that we don't have to worry about handling the money.
  6. The rush of air coming from under the door proves that we have a real _____ problem.
  7. The architect has put in a new order for thicker and stronger _____.
  8. I made sure the blueprints had three methods of _____ built into the basement.
  9. My mother always hangs on to the _____ when she comes down the stairs at night.
  10. This entire _____ project is being done by John Chapman; he does the work and brings all his own equipment and supplies.

Activity 4: HIDDEN WORDS

All the vocabulary words are hidden in this puzzle. Look up, down, diagonally, and backward to find them.

If You Build it Construction Terms

Answers

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

  1. e
  2. c
  3. b
  4. d
  5. a

Activity 2: TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. True
  2. False
  3. True
  4. False
  5. True

Activity 3: PICK-A-WORD

  1. appraisal
  2. partition
  3. refrigerant
  4. shim
  5. escrow
  6. infiltration
  7. rebar
  8. egress
  9. balustrade
  10. turnkey

Activity 4: HIDDEN WORDS

If You Build it Construction Terms

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