Construction Method

The general description of the main structural construction method used for an Opaque Surface.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure
Blue roof A blue roof is a roof design that is explicitly intended to store water, typically rainfall. None
Built-up Built-up means it is made by fastening several layers or sections one on top of the other None
Concrete aerated None
Concrete insulated forms None
Concrete lightweight None
Concrete load bearing None
Concrete masonry unit A concrete masonry unit (CMU) Ð also called concrete brick, concrete block, cement block, besser block, breeze block and cinder block Ð is a large rectangular brick used in construction. None
Concrete panels None
Concrete poured None
Concrete solid None
Cool roof A cool roof reduces roof temperature with a high solar reflectance (or albedo) material that helps to reflect sunlight and heat away from a building. None
Double wood frame None
Green roof A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. None
Log solid wood None
Masonry Masonry a structure built from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco, tile, and cob. None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Other Other None
Steel frame None
Stone None
Straw bale Straw bale construction uses baled straw from wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice and others in walls covered by earthen or lime stucco None
Structural brick Structural brick is a hollow clay brick product. None
Structural insulated panel A structural insulated panel (or structural insulating panel), SIP, are a composite building material. They consist of an insulating layer of rigid core sandwiched between two layers of structural board. None
Unknown Unknown None
Wood frame None
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