GLOSSARY OF TERMS, ABBREVIATIONS, AND ACRONYMS
ABC. Automatic Box Conveyor; (also known as Electric Track
A rail system utilizing self contained buss bars to provide power
to special carriers that contain and move small supply, demand
and other items between stations on the track network.
Automatic Call Distribution--telephone system.
ACGIH. American Conference of Governmental and Industrial
American Concrete Institute. http://www.aci-int.org/
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.
ADP. Automated Data Processing. Any equipment that is used in
the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management,
movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission
or reception of data information.
ADPE. Automatic Data Processing Equipment. General purpose,
commercially available automatic data processing equipment, and
the systems created by them.
Architecture and Engineering Firm.
Air Force Manual.
American Hospital Association
Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Air Handling Unit.
American Institute of Architects.
Air Installation Compatible Use Zone.
Air Handling Unit. An air conditioning unit consisting of
fan(s), coil(s), filter(s), and other components designed and
sized for supplying conditioned air to a given area or space(s).
American Iron and Steel Institute.
Alteration. Spaces within an existing structure requiring some
level of modification to bring the space into compliance with
code(s), regulations, or functional requirements. (See Section
Alternate Power Source
. One or more generator
sets, or battery
systems where permitted, intended to provide backup power during
the interruption of the normal electrical service; or the public