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Component (Physical)
A discrete item, several of which interact to make an assembly (or an asset). The individual constituent parts that comprise the following systems of a building:
A component is usually removable in one piece and interchangeable with other standard components.

For example:
  • The batteries are a component of the emergency generator
  • The relief valve is a component of the boiler
For example, a roof assembly could include multiple components, such as the waterproof membrane, the metal flashing, sealants and other components. 
I. Care is piecing together the different interconnected systems, assets and components of his building
Fig. I. Care is piecing together the different interconnected systems, assets and components of his building.

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