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B&N
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(pronounced like the initials: bee & ehn) So many possibilities here: Big & Nasty, Beautiful & Nice, Beans & Nachos… No, we’re referring to Bidding & Negotiation, a common part of the construction administration process. A bid is the

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(pronounced BAK-lohd-ed in-seh-LAY-shuhn) This term refers to insulation that is placed above a suspended ceiling system of acoustical panels or lay-in tile. Backloaded insulation can be used for additional acoustical control, heating and cooling control, or a combination of

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(pronounced BAK-lohd-ing) See

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(pronounced BA-leh-ster) See

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(pronounced BA-leh-strayd) This beautiful word rolls off the tongue – not surprising since its origins are Italian. Generally, a balustrade is a low barrier or parapet, such as on a staircase, around a mezzanine or open floor, or on

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(pronounced BAYN) As little as this noun is, it packs a big punch. Although it also means poison, woe, destruction or death, its most common usage is as a curse or source of ruin and injury. EXAMPLE: The bane of

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(pronounced behr-ee-A-trihk) This term, which didn’t start popping up in interior design conversations until the last decade or so, refers to the treatment of obesity. As obesity rates have continued to rise in the USA and several other

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(pronounced beh-RAHJ) Whether used as a noun or a verb, this word refers to a fast, forceful projection of many tangible things (like bullets) or outpouring of intangible things (like words) at once. Example: Being brand new to the job

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(pronounced BAYR-ehl tyl) Since this term is pretty descriptive, you can probably imagine what it’s referring to: all those rounded clay roof tiles that you typically see on Mediterranean- and Spanish-style houses. The common hue you see is red-based,

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(pronounced ah-PIHR-ents MAH-duhl) See