Feasibility Phase – The conceptual phase of a project preceding the Design Phase used to determine from various perspectives whether a project should be constructed or not.
Flat File – Engineering drawings storage-system based on the arrangement of flat drawers capable of accommodating large format drawings.
General Contractor (GC) – A properly licensed individual or company having "primary responsibility for the work. A GC can perform work with its own contractors or can perform the project work as an independent contractor, providing services to owners through the use of subcontractors when using the general contracting system.
Hanging File – Engineering drawings storage-system based on the arrangement of hanging stick clamps capable of accommodating large format hanging drawings
Lien, Mechanic’s or Material – The right to take and hold or sell an owner’s property to satisfy unpaid debts to a qualified contractor for labor, materials, equipment or services to improve the property.
Lien Release – A written document from the contractor to the owner that releases the Lien, Mechanic’s or Material, following its satisfaction.
Lien Waiver – (1) A written document from a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier or other construction professional who has lien rights against an owner’s property, relinquishing all or part of those rights. (2) Lien waivers are generally used for processing progress payments to prime or main or subcontractors as follows: Conditional Lien Waiver, Unconditional Lien Waiver, and Final Lien Waiver.
Meeting Minutes – A written report consisting of a project number, project name, meeting date and time, meeting place, meeting subject, a list of persons attending, and a list of actions taken and/or discussed during the meeting. Generally, this report is distributed to all persons attending the meeting and any other person having an interest in the meeting.