Acronyms & Abbreviations

A guide to acronyms & abbreviations used regarding professional bodies and technical terms within the industry.

Acronym/Abbreviation

Description

AAP

Area Action Plans

AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

AB

Approval Bodies (Bodies authorised by Member States according to Article 10 of the CPD to issue European Technical Approvals)

AENOR

Asociación Espaòola de Normalización y Certificación

AFNOR

Association Française de Normalisation

AMP

Asset Management Plan

Annex ZA

An informative annex to a European Standard which shows what elements of the standard are the basis for CE marking. Conformity to the annex enables CE marking.

AoC

Assessment of Conformity

AoC

Attestation of Conformity - according to Chapter V in conjunction with Annex III of the CPD

APPRICOD

Assessing the Potential of Plastic Recycling in Construction and Demolition Activities

ASTM

American Society for Testing Materials

AUU

The Mayor's Architecture and Urbanism Unit

AVCP

Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance

BAT

Best available techniques

BBA

British Board of Agrement

BCR

Benefit-Cost Ratio

BeAware

Built Environment Action on Waste Awareness and Resource Efficiency

BES

Building and Engineering Services Association

BIN

Belgisch Instituut voor Normalisatie

BMF

Builders Merchants Federation

BMJ

Builders Merchants Journal

BPEC

British Plumbing Employers Council

BRCW

Basic Requirements for Construction Works

BRE

Building Research Establishment

BREEAM

Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method

BREW

Business Resource Efficiency and Waste

BS

British Standard

BS EN

European Standard confirmed as a British Standard

BS ISO

International Standard confirmed as a British Standard

BSEA

Broad Scale Ecosystem Assessment

BSI

British Standards Institution

BWR

Building Works Regulation

CABE

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

CAPEX

Capital Expenditure

CAR

Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regularions (CAR) 2004

CBA

Cost-Benefit Analysis

CCA

Civil Contingency Act

CCG

The Construction Clients' Group

CD

Committee draft

CDM

Construction,Design and Management Regulations 1994

CEN

European Committee of Standardisation (Comite Europeen de Normalisation)

CEN CMC

CEN Management Centre

CEN/TC

Technical Committee of CEN

CENELEC

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (Comite Europeen de Normalisation de l'Electricite)

CEST

Certification and Standards Committee TEPPFA

CFMP

Catchment Flood Management Plan

CIBSE

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

CIPHE

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers

CIRIA

Construction Industry Research and Information Association

CIWEM

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

CLG

Communties and Local Government

CNI

Czech Standards Institute

CO2e

Carbon Dioxide equivalent

CoRE

Construction Research Efficiency (CoRE)

CPA

Concrete Pipe Association

CPD

Council Directive 89/106/EEC (Construction Products Directive)

CPR

Construction Products Regulation

CRP

(UK) Collaborative Research Programme (on River Basin Management Planning Economics)

CSA

Chemical Safety Assessment

CSO

Combined Sewer Overflow

CSR

Chemical Safety Report

CSS

Known previously as County Surveyors' Society

CUAP

Common Understanding of Assessment Procedure for European Technical Approval without guideline (art. 9.2 of the CPD)

DAP

Drainage Area Plan

DCLG

Department for Communities and Local Government

DCWW

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

DECs

Displayed Energy Certificates

Defra

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEM

Digital Elevation Model

DIN

Deutsches Institut fûr Normung e.V.

DIS

Draft International Standard

DMA

district meter area

DNEL

Derived no effect safety level

DOENI

Department of Environment Northern Ireland

DoP

Declaration of Performance

DPC

Draft for Public comment

DREAM

Defence Related Environmental Assessment Method

DS

Dansk Standard

DSU

Down stream user

DTM

Digital Terrain Model

DWI

Drinking Water Inspectorate

EA

Environment Agency

EA

Environment Agency

EAS

European Acceptance Scheme (materials in contact with drinking water)

ECA

European Chemicals Agency (REACH)

ECHA

European Chemicals Agency (REACH)

EEA

European Economic Area

EFF

Electrofoaming Fusion

EFRA

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (House of Commons)

EGDS

Expert Group on Dangerous Substances

EHS

Environment & Heritage Service

EIF

Entry into Force (Reach)

EIOA

environmental input output life assessment

ELCD

european reference life cycle data system

EMS

Environmental management systems (ISO 1401)

EN

European Standard

EOTA

European Organisation for Technical Approvals

EOTA/WG

Working Group of EOTA

EPBD

Energy Performace of Buildings Directive

EPCs

Energy Performance Certificates

EPD

Environmental Product Declaration

EPSRC

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ETA

European Technical Approval (CPD Chapter III type of "technical specification")

ETAG

Guideline for European Technical Approval

ETHIC

Association of European Thermoplastic Independent Compounders and Masterbatchers.

EU

European Union

EuPR

European Plastics Recyclers

EWFD

European Water Framework Directive

F&WMA

Flood and Water Management Act

FCERM

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

FDIS

Final draft International Standard

FETA

Federation of Environmental Trade Associations

FIEC

European Construction Industry Fderation

FINCO

Italian Association of Manufacturers for Construction Products

FPC

Factory production Control

FRA

Flood Risk Assessment

FRM

Flood Risk Management

FV

Formal Vote

FWR

Foundation for Water Research

GHG

green house gas

GP

Guidance Paper issued by the Construction Unit of the European Commission

GWP

global warming potential

HBF

Home Builders Federation

HBM

Hydraulic-biodegradation-mechanical (model)

hEN

harmonised European Standard (CPD Chapter II type of "technical specification")

Hitac

Highways Technical Advisory Committee

IBN

Institut Belge de Normalisation

IDB

Internal Drainage Boards

IDeA

Improvement and Development Agency for local government

IDs

Interpretative Documents (No 1 to No 6) according to Art 3.3 of the CPD, as published in OJ C 62 of 28.2.1994, p.1-163

IEEP

Institute for European Environmental Policy

IOC

International Olympic Committee

ISO

International Standards Organisation

IUD

Integrated Urban Drainage

JEP

Joint Environment Programme

KTN

Knowledge Transfer Network

LA

Local Authority

LCA

Life Cycle Analysis

LDA

London Development Agency

LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (USA)

LGA

Local Government Association

LHS

Lake Habitat Survey

LIPPS

leakage in PE Pipe system

LOCOG

London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games

LRF

Local Resilience Forums

M/131

mandate for pipes, tanks and ancillaries not in contact with water intended for human consumption

M/136

Mandate for construction products in contact with drinking water

MADE

Materials and Design Exchange

MBS

Mandatory Building Standards

MCA

Multi-criteria analysis

MH

Man hole

NADWP

Non-agricultural diffuse water pollution - DEFRA

NANDO

New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations Information System

NB

Notified Body (also called "Conformity Assessment Body" for others New Approach Directives). According to the CPD and Guidance Paper A, Notified Bodies includes "certification bodies, inspection bodes" and "testing laboratories".

NEN

Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut

NHBC

National House Building Council

NORMAPME

European Office of Crafts,Trades and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

NPD

No Performance Declared

ODA

Olympic Delivery Authority

ODPM

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

OFTEC

Oil Firing Technical Association

OFWAT

The Water Services Regulation Authority

OGC

Office of Government Commerce

ON

Õsterreichisches Normungsinstitut

OPEX

Operational Expenditure

PACP

Pipeline Assessment and Certification Programme

PAG

Project Approval Group

PC

Principal Contractor under the CDM Regs

PCRs

product category rules

PFRA

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

PIG

Pipelines Industry Guild

PPC

Pollution Prevention and Control

PPI

Plastics Pipes Institute

PPS

Planning Policy Statements

prEN

Draft European Standard

PUK

Partnerships UK

RBMP

River Basin Management Plans

RDS

Regulated Dangerous Substances

REACH

Registration,Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals

RFCC

Regional Flood & Coastal Committee

RFDC

Regional Flood Defence Committee

RIA

Regulatory Impact Assessment

RIPs

REACH IMPLEMENTATION PROJECTS

RMMs

Risk management measures

ROCK

Review Of Current Knowledge (FWR)

SABE

Strategic advisory Body Evironment (CEN)

SBGI

Society of British Gas Industries

SEA

Specialist Engineering Alliance

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SFHW

Specification for Highway Works

SFRA

Stategic Flood Risk Assessment

SFS

Suomen Standardisoimisliitto r.y.

SIEF

Substance Information Exchange Forum (reach)

SIS

Swedish Standards Institute

SME

Small/medium Enterprise

SMP

Sewerage Management Plan

SN

Standard Norge

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SNIFFER

Scottish & Northern Ireland Foundation for Environmental Research

SNIPEF

Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation

SNV

Schweizerische Normen-Vereinigung

SOPHE

Society of Public Health Engineers

SPD

Supplementary Planning Document

SRM

Sewerage Risk Management

SuDS

Sustainable Drainage Systems

SUE

Sustainable Urban Environments

SWMP

Surface Water Management Plan

SWMPs

Site Waste Management Plans

TAB

Technical Assessment Body

TC 138

International standards committee for plastic pipes, fittings and valves for the transport of fluids

TC 155

European Technical Committee for plastic piping systems and ducting systems

TC enquiry

Technical Committee enquiry

TEPPFA

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association

TfL

Transport for London

TSI

Trading Standards Institute

UAP

Unique acceptance procedure

UID

Urban Flood Risk and Integrated Drainage

UKAS

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

UKCIP

United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (DEFRA)

UKCIP

UK Climate Impacts Programme

UKMPG

UK Major Ports Group

UKWIR

UK Water Industry Research

UNI

Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione

UPM

Urban Pollution Management

WAG

Welsh Assembly Government

WaND

Water Cycle Management for New Developments

WASC

Water and Sewerage Companies

WEEE

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Directive 2007

WEM

Water & Environment magazine

WEWS

Water Environment & Water Services (WEWS) Act 2003

WFD

Water Framework Directive

WFD

Water Framework Directive

WG

Working group

WI

Work Item

WIS

Water Industry Standard

WRAS

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

WRc

Water Research Centre