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Eave:
The horizontal edge at the low side of a sloping roof.

Edge Bead:
A strip of metal or plastic used to make a neat, durable edge where plastic or gypsum board abuts another material.

Efflorescence:
A powdery deposit on the face of a surface of masonry or concrete,caused by the leaching of chemical salts by wayter migrating from within the structure of the surface.

Elastic:
Able to return to original size and shape after removal of stress.

Elastomer:
A rubber or synthetic rubber.

Elastrometic:
Rubberlike.

Electrode:
A consumable steel wire or rod used to mantain an arc and furnish additional weld metal in electric arc welding.

Elevation:
A drawing that views building from any of it's side;a vertical height above a reference point such as sea level.

Elongation:
Stretching under load;growing longer because of temperature expansion.

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Enamel:
A glossy or semigloss paint.

End Dam:
The turned-up end of a flashing that prevents water from running out of the end;a block inserted into the space within a horizontal aluminum mullion for the same purpose.

End Nail:
A nail that driven through the side of one piece of lumber and into the end of another.

Engineered Fill:
Earth compacted into place such way that it has predictable physical properties,based on laboratory tests and specified,suprvised installation procedures.

English Bond:
brickwork laid with alternating courses each consisting entirely of headers and stretchers.

EPDM:
Ethylene propylene diene monomer, a synthetic rubber material used in roofing membranes.

Eretor:
The subcontractor who raises,connects, and plumbs up a building frame from fabricated steel or precast concrete components.

Expanded Metal Lath:
A thin sheet of metal that has been slit or stretched to transform it into a mesh used as a base for the application of plaster.

Expansion Joint:
A surface divider joint that provides space for the surface to expand. In common usage,a building seperation joint.

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Exposed Aggregate Finish:
A concrete surface in which the coarse affregate is revealed.

Exposed Grid:
A framework for an acoustical ceiling that is visible from below after the ceiling is completed.

Extended Life Admixture:
A substance that retards the onset of the curing reaction in mortar so that the mortar may be used over a protracted period of time after mixing.

Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS):
A cladding system that consists of a thin layer of reinforced stucco applied directly to the surface of an insulating plastic foam board.

Extrados:
The convex surface of an arch.

Extrusion:
The process of squeezing a material through a shaped orifice to produce a linear element with th desired cross section; an element produces by this process.


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