Industry Acronyms

Engineering is a complex industry, and sometimes time-saving acronyms end up causing additional confusion. Below is a list of commonly used acronyms in the engineering industry for your convenience:

80x50: 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 (NYC Goal as per Mayor de Blasio)

AA: Alternatives Analysis

A&I: Audit and Investigation

ACCO: Agency Chief Contracting Officer

AIA: American Institute of Architects

AR: Accounts Receivable

ARRA: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

AEU: Administrative Enforcement Unit

BC: NYC Building Code (typically followed by a Chapter and/or Section of the code)

BEDC: Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction (NYCDEP)

BPMCC: Bureau of Permit Management and Construction Control

BSA: Board of Standards and Appeals

BWS: Bureau of Water Supply (NYCDEP)

BWSO: Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations (NYCDEP)

BWT: Bureau of Water Treatment (NYCDEP)

CCPO: City Chief Procurement Officer

CCR: Contract Change Request Form

CEA: Certified Energy Auditor

CEQ(R): City Environmental Quality Review Procedure (NYC)

CFO: Chief Financial Officer

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CIP: Capital Improvement Program

CM: Construction Management

CMAQ: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

CMC: Construction Management Consultant

COO: Chief Operating Officer

CP: Certificate to Proceed

CPC: City Planning Commission

CPHD: Certified Passive House Designer

CPM: Capital Program Management Unit

CPM: Critical Path Method

CPO: Chief Procurement Officer

CSA: Contract Services Agreement

CSS: Construction Support Services

DASNY: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

DBE: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

DC: Deputy Commissioner

DMWBE: Disadvantaged Minority/Women Business Enterprise

DWR: Daily Work Report

EA: Environmental Assessment

EAB: Engineering Audit Bureau

ECB: Environmental Control Board

ECM: Energy Conservation Measures

ECM: Engineering Clarification Memoranda

EIS: Environmental Impact Statement

EOT: Extension of Time

ESA: Environmental Site Assessment

FAA: Federal Aviation Administration

FCPM: Division of Finance, Contracting and Program Management

FDNY: New York City Fire Department

FGC: NYC Fuel Gas Construction Codes (typically followed by a Chapter and/or Section of the code)

FHWA: Federal Highway Administration

FMAP: Financial and Management Audit Bureau (FMAP)

FMS: Financial Management System

FONSI: Finding of No Significant Impact

FPSC: Fire Protected Self Closing

FRA: Federal Railroad Administration

FTA: Federal Transit Administration

HFDP: Healthcare Facility Design Professional Certification

HIQA: Highway Inspection and Quality Assurance Unit

HSP: Health and Safety Plan

IDIQ: Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity

IFB: Invitation for Bid

IFP: Initial Financial Plan

JTTF: Joint Terrorism Task Force

KPI: Key Performance Indicator

LOI: Letter of Interest

LPC: Landmarks Preservation Commission

MC: Mechanical Codes (typically followed by a Chapter and/or Section of the code)

MCS: Master Construction Schedule

MEP: Mechanical Electrical Plumbing

MOCS: Mayor’s Office of Contract Services

MOO: Mayor’s Office of Operations

MOU: Memorandum of Understanding

MPO: Metropolitan Planning Organization

MTA: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

MURK: Manual of Uniform Record Keeping (NYS)

MWBE: Minority/Women Business Enterprise

NB: New Building

NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act

NFPA: National Fire Protection Association

NTI: National Transit Institute

NTP: Notice to Proceed (NYC)

NYCDCAS: New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services

NYCDCP: New York City Department of City Planning

NYCDDC: New York City Department of Design and Construction

NYCDEP: New York City Department of Environmental Protection

NYCDOB: New York City Department of Buildings

NYCDOT: New York City Department of Transportation

NYCDPR: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

NYCEDC: New York City Economic Development Corporation

NYCHA: New York City Housing Authority

NYCLPC: New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

NYCOMB: New York City Office of Management and Budget

NYCSCA: New York City School Construction Authority

NYCT: New York City Transit

NYCTCC: New York City Transportation Coordinating Committee

NYMTC: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

NYSBA: New York State Bridge Authority

NYSCHSA: New York State County Highway Superintendents Association

NYSDEC: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

NYSDOT: New York State Department of Transportation

NYSEFC: New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation

NYSERDA: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

NYSOGS: New York State Office of General Services

NYSPR: New York State Parks and Recreation

NYSTA: New York State Thruway Authority

O&M: Operation and Maintenance

OCC: Office of Corporation Counsel (i.e., NYC Law Department)

ODC: Office of the Director, Mayor’s Office of Construction

OEC: Office of Environmental Coordination

OER: Office of Environmental Remediation

OMP: Organization Management Plan

OPPN: Operations Policy and Procedure Notice

OSHA: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PA: Place of Assembly

PAA: Post Approval Amendments

PACO: Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation

PANYNJ: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

PC: NYC Plumbing Codes (typically followed by a Chapter and/or Section of the code)

PDC: Public Design Commission

PDI: Preliminary Design Investigation

PE: Preliminary Engineering

PE: Professional Engineer

PLAFAP: Procedures for Locally Administered Federal Aid Projects

PLS: Professional Land Surveyor

PM: Project Manager

PMA: Performance Management and Accountability Unit

PMOC: Project Management Oversight Contractor

PMP: Project Management Plan

POP: Program of Projects

PPB: Procurement Policy Board

PSR: Pre-Solicitation Report

PTI: NYC Procurement Training Institute

QA: Quality Assurance

QBS: Qualifications-Based Selection

QC: Quality Control RE Resident Engineer

RA: Registered Architect

REI: Resident Engineering Inspection

RFI: Request for Information

RFP: Request for Proposals

RGGI: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

SBE: Small Business Enterprise

SEQRA (or SEQR): State Environmental Quality Review Act

SUCF: State University Construction Fund

SDVOB: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

TD: Total Design

TNC: Transportation Network Company

TPA/TPACO: Temporary Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation

TPPN: Technical Policy and Procedure Notice

TWG: Technical Working Group

UG: Use Group – Allowed use per the Zoning Resolution

ULURP: Uniform Land Use Review Procedure

VOB: Veteran-Owned Business

ZR: Zoning Resolution