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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

labor unit
The measurement in time that it takes to perform a task or discipline.

laminate

To bond two or more materials together, the wear surface on a countertop.

laminated beam
A wood structural member made by laminating several pieces of wood together under pressure.

latent damages
Damages that are present but not visible, damage that occurred later.

latex
A milky liquid from certain plants used as a backing on carpets.

light
Terminology used to categorize soot and smoke deposit, opposite of heavy soot and smoke deposits.

like kind and quality
When destroyed materials and/or building components are no longer available, the materials and/or building components specified should be measured by substantially duplicating the destroyed materials and/or building component with equal value.
  From; Digest of Insurance Law (Pennsylvania), Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman, & Goggin, and the AM Best Company

Line of Site Rule
As referring to damaged building material conformity, and rules could vary from state to state. For example: California laws state: "When a loss requires the replacement of items and the replaced items do not match in quality; color or size, the insurer shall replace all items in the damaged area so as to conform to a reasonably uniform appearance."

linoleum
A resilient flooring material made from cork and linseed oil.

lintel
A horizontal support usually angle iron used over a door or window opening.

load bearing
A wall, partition or pilaster that supports the structural load of a building.

loss-mitigation
The scientific approach to emergency services, where post-loss conditions are evaluated and systematically neutralized to reduce latent damages before they produce irresolvable damages to building components, contents and equipment.
2001, William Yobe.

lug
An electrical fastener used to secure a wire to a terminal strip or box.

 

   

 

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