A comprehensive summary of the vocabulary used across the building industry, from the preparation of an architectural brief, through creative and technical design, to construction technology and facilities management. The latest edition has several substantially revised entries as well as many new additions, including new illustrations and terms. Covering a range of disciplines across architecture and building and including both SI metric and Imperial units, this dictionary and reference work will enable students and professionals to use and understand vocabulary from other areas of expertise, and contribute to better communication.
Contributors. Preface to the Fouth Edition. Abbreviations. Note on Typography. The Dictionary
This dictionary of over 6000 terms is compiled specifically for the professional. The explanation of terns addresses technical issues in architecture and building. The terms have been fully updated with many new entries for this new edition. This is a valuable addition to all construction reference libraries, which will enable students and professionals from technical, management and professional fields to grasp vocabulary from outside their areas as they contribute towards the built environment.
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