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 Malicious software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems or display unwanted advertising.


Additional costs added to Material and Labor expenses such as Tax and Burden. Also, Indirect Expenses such as Stocking, Cleaning, Per Diem, and Supervision can be called Markups. Expenses not associated with Materials or Labor are sometimes called "Additional Markups".

Master Planner

 The master planner creates a long-term plan that may incorporate many building uses and/or phases. The result is often a less detailed site plan and schematic drawings. A master planner may or may not create building plans.

Material Cost Code

An alpha-numeric code used to rollup like materials within a Bid, typically aligned with an Organization's Accounting system.


 Master Builders of Iowa; iSqFt partner in Iowa, currently provides content 

Mechanical Engineer

 Handles design of a building’s mechanical systems.

Meeting Attendance Form

A form consisting of three columns (individuals name, individuals title, and company the individual represents). This form is given to all persons attending any meeting. Each person attending the meeting will complete their respective information. The date of the meeting should be included for reference.

Meeting Notes

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.


An activity with a duration of zero (0) and by which progress of the project is measured. A milestone is an informational marker only; it does not affect scheduling.


 A building containing residential and commercial space.

Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR)

 Once a new customer is acquired a new customer, there is recurring revenue. This helps eliminate one-off sales.


 Development containing residential units for multiple tenants (apartments, condos, townhomes).

Municipal Approvals

  • Building Permit Approval

 Authorization that must be granted by a government before the construction of a new or existing building can legally occur. 

  • Planning Approval

 Approval from a specific local authority, allowing a proposed development project to proceed. 

  • Site Plan Approval

 Involves approval of utilities plan earthwork, landscaping, paving and utility services plan as created by a civil engineer.

  • Zoning Approval

 See Zoning

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