GLOSSARY

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TEST

To determine the extent of damage or the restorability of a material by applying various procedures and observing the result.


TEXTURE

The profile, hand and other characteristics of a surface or material other than its colour; a coating or treatment which imparts a raised or irregular profile to an otherwise smooth surface: the act of applying such a coating or treatment.


TEXTURE

The profile, hand and other characteristics of a surface or material other than its colour; a coating or treatment which imparts a raised or irregular profile to an otherwise smooth surface: the act of applying such a coating or treatment.


THERMAL FOGGING

Distributing insecticides or odour counteractants as a mist of finely divided, heated droplets.


THIRD PARTY CLAIM

A claim against a named insured by an individual or other entity not a party to the insurance contract; usually a liability claim.


THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE

The airborne concentration of a toxin or irritant to which normal individuals can be exposed in the workplace without loss of structure or function, usually designated as an 8-hour time-weighted average for a 40- hour week.


THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE

The airborne concentration of a toxin or irritant to which normal individuals can be exposed in the workplace without loss of structure or function, usually designated as an 8-hour time-weighted average for a 40- hour week.


TIME AND MATERIAL

A method of calculating charges by recording the hours worked, labour rates, material costs, and subcontractor charges, to which are added mark-ups for overhead and profit.


TONGUE & GROOVE

Any lumber, such as boards or planks, milled with a groove on one edge and a corresponding tongue on the other, permitting adjacent members to interlock.


TOP COAT

The final coat of paint usually applied over a primer or undercoat.