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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.

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.

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

A rubber or synthetic rubber.


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

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

Stretching under load;growing longer because of temperature expansion.

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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.

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

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.

The convex surface of an arch.

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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