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(pronounced like the initials: ef-eye)

Also known as an AFI (Architect’s Field Instructions) and quite similar to an ASI (Architect’s Supplemental Instructions), an FI can be created when an architect or interior designer tours

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(pronounced FI-ber-glas ree-ehn-FORSD PA-nehls)

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Put simply, this term means going out to a space, measuring it and noting the location of any elements (electrical outlets, light fixtures & switches, heating & air conditioning diffusers, etc.) that are important to the

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(pronounced FIH-leh-gree)

Filigree has come to mean several things. First, it can describe very detailed, elaborate decorative openwork. Second, filigree can mean any design resembling that type of openwork. Lastly, it can be used to describe intricate

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(pronounced FIHL-leht or FIH-lay)

Besides the obvious culinary meaning, this is one of those words that has too many architectural-related meanings for its own good. In fact, it’s quite confusing. We’ll try to sort it

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(pronounced FIH-nee-ehl)

A decorative element or detail that sits atop something, crowning it. In traditional architecture, it’s an ornament on top of a peak of an arch or arched structure – a pinnacle or spire,

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(pronounced FI(ehr) RAY-tehd)

Municipal building codes mandate minimum fire ratings for particular situations, and if these rules are not followed, projects will not pass inspection and/or can cause harm to the structure’s users. The term

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(pronounced FI(ehr) STAH-ping)

Even the smallest of gaps will allow smoke, toxic gas, heat and even flames to pass, and fire stopping — also known as penetration sealing — is the process of making