Specifically made brick, in a special color or texture, for the outside or facing wall of a building.
A reproduction or exact copy or architecturally a reproduction of a building style. Alternately, the electronic transfer of an exact image of a document or picture, referred to as a "fax".
Factor of safety
The ratio of the maximum strength of a piece of material or a part to the probably maximum load to be applied to it. If a maximum of 2,000 pounds can be tolerated, a load of 500 pounds will have a 4 to one factor of safety.
The purchase of the accounts receivable of a business or alternately, taking the accounts receivable of a business as collateral for a loan.
The edge of any fabricated item that has been prepared in a factory, such as the long edge of wallboard panels, coming from a factory covered with paper.
Factory mutual (fm)
A major insurance agency who has established stringent guidelines for maximum construction integrity as it relates to fire and environmental hazards.Their specifications have become industry standards.
Factory mutual research corporation (fmrc)
As it relates to roofing - a division of Factory Mutual System that tests and classifies roof components and systems for their resistance to fire, traffic, impact, weathering, and wind-uplift. The various organizations of Factory Mutual are owned or directed by Allendale Insurance, Arkwright, and Protection Mutual Insurance.
A splice/seam made in the roofing material by the manufacturer. It is preferable during installation to cut these splices out of the membrane.
Bacteria that can live under Aerobic or Anaerobic conditions.
(1) To become less distinct. To lose color or brilliance. (2) To disappear slowly.