Glossary

For my education and reference, I’m collecting a list of relevant terminology.

General Terms
Italian
English
GeometraA combination of a surveyor, architect, and construction supervisor
AvvocatoLawyer
CompromessoAgreement to purchase
AttoClosing
Permesso di costruireBuilding permit
Codice fiscaleTax ID number
Permesso di soggiornoPermission to live in Italy (elective residency)
PolizzaInsurance policy
Construction Terms
Italian
English
Finestra anta/ribaltaA window that can open from the side or the top
VeluxA brand name used as a generic for skylight
InterruttoreSwitch
Interruttore che controlla piu di un punto luce3-way switch
Interruttore dimmerDimmer switch
Presa normaleRegular outlet
Presa tedescoHeavy-duty outlet
Presa sicurezzaGFCI outlet
Presa al pavimentoFloor outlet
Presa stagnoWaterproof outlet
CaldalaWater heater
Luce al soffittoFlush-mount ceiling light
Luce pendenteHanging light
Ventilatore con luceCeiling fan and light
Luce appliqueWall mounted light
Farretti incasatti scaleStairway light in wall
Luce di sicurezza a sensore-movimentoSecurity light with motion detector
Luce sotto pensili bassa tensioneLow voltage under cabinet light
Farretti su cavoRecessed lights
EstrasioneExhaust fan
Rilevatore fumoSmoke detector
Centralina irrigazioneIrrigation system controller
ArchitraveLintel
TraveBeam, girder
NicchiaNiche
PortoneFront door
Ferramenta (le ferramenta)Hardware
Ferramenta (il ferramenta)Hardware store
acciaiosteel
sbancamentoexcavation
calcestruzzoconcrete
Tettoiacanopy
SolaioSlab between floors
ImpalcaturaScaffolding
Ottone Brass