Terminology - W

  • WAIVER REQUEST: A formal document submitted by a contractor to a purchaser for the purpose of requesting acceptance of the designated nonconforming supplies or services, or for requesting temporary relief from a technical requirement of the contract.
  • WATER ABSORPTION: The increase in weight and volume after immersion in water.
  • WHEEL GATE: A rectangular, vertical lift, gate designed with a number of wheels fixed on axles on each side, which move up and down slots built in on either side of the gate opening. This type of gate is usually provided for water closure under high heads, such as a service or emergency gate.