Website Acronyms


ABI – Association of British Insurers

BIBA – British Insurers Brokers Association

BRE – The Building Research Establishment

BS – British Standard

BSI – British Standards Institution

C4R – Centre for Resilience

CIRIA – Construction Industry Research and Information Association

DAERANI – Department for Agiculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Norther Ireland

DCLG – Department for Communities and Local Government

DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

EA – Environment Agency

FRA – Flood Risk Assessment

FRF – Farming Recovery Fund

LGA – Local Government Association

PAS – Publicly Available Specification

PCA – Property Care Association

PHE – Public Health England

QSAND – Quantifying Sustainability in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

NFF – National Flood Forum

PFR-d – Property Flood Resilience database

PLP – Property Level Protection

RICS – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

SEPA – Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

SMARTeST – Smarter Resilience, Tools, Technologies and Systems

SQS – Suitably Qualified Surveyor

UKCMB – UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings

UPVC – Unplasticized PolyVinyl Chloride