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Glossary terms starting with the Letter I

Implied Authority
An agent’s authority to do everything reasonably necessary to carry out the principal’s express orders.

Implied Contract</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><di
An agreement that has not been put into words, but is implied buy the actions of the parties.

I-beam</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div class=ad
(Obsolete term) An American Standard section of hot-rolled steel.

Ice dam</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div class=a
An obstruction along the eave of a roof caused by the refreezing of water emanating from melting snow on the roof surface above.

Igneous rock</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div cl
Rock formed by the solidification of magna.

Impact Insulation Class (IIC)</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px)
An index of the extent to which a floor assembly transmits impact noise from a room above to the room below.

Impact noise</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div cl
Noise generated by footsteps or other impacts on a floor.

Impact wrench</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div c
A device for tightening bolts and nuts by means of rapidly repeated torque impulses produced by electrical or pneumatic energy.

Ingot</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div class=adv
A large glock of cast metal.

Insulating glass</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><di
Double or triple glazing.

Internal drainage</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><d
Providing a curtain wall with hidden channels and weep holes to remove any water that may penetrate the exterior layers of the wall.

Interstitial ceiling</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style
A suspended ceiling with sufficient structural strength to support workers as they install and maintain mechanical and electrical installations above the ceiling.

Intrados</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div class=
The concave surface of an arch.

Intumescent coating</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style>
A paint or mastic that expands to form a stable, insulating char when eposed to fire.

Inverted roof</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div c
A membrane roof assembly in which the thermal insulation lies above the membrane.

Iron</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div class=adv5
In pure form, a metallic element. In common usage, ferrous alloys other than steels, including cast iron and wrought iron.

Iron dog</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div class=
A heavy U-shaped staple used to tie the ends of heavy timbers together.

Ironworker</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><div clas
A skilled laborer who erects steel building frames, or places reinforcing bars in concrete construction.

Isocyanurate foam</title><style>.adv5{position:absolute;clip:rect(397px,auto,auto,397px);}</style><d
A thermosetting plastic foam with thermal insulating properties.

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