Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction

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With a straightforward A-Z organization, and more photos, drawings, and diagrams than any other illustrated dictionary, this dictionary will be a mainstay on the shelves of anyone involved in the building industry. The wide range of topics makes it the only single volume reference to cover all aspects of design, construction, and related business terminology. A sampling of the categories includes: ·Project management ·Construction process and management ·Design-Build ·Eco-design and green building ·Marketing and presentation No other illustrated construction dictionary covers design, the coordination between the entire design and project delivery process, and the business aspects of the building industry. In addition, it includes more photos, detailed drawings, and diagrams than any other book on the shelf.

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" ... Handy compendium ... hard to put down and can provide the reader with a comprehensive introduction and review of the field." -- American Reference Books Annual, March 2004, on Ernest Burden's Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Preservation

A VISUAL DICTIONARY OF THE DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION PROCESS -- FROM CONTRACT TO DESIGN TO BUILDING

In the format he created and popularized, architectural authority Ernest Burden delivers another essential reference for building professionals, contractors, students, and architecture fans. The first fully illustrated reference spanning the design/construction process, Ernest Burden's Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction supplies an incomparable source of definitions of design, construction, contracts, materials and applications, and financial terms, and the links between them.

MASTER THE PROCESS, DEFINITION BY DEFINITION
Beautifully written, carefully cross-referenced, and unique in its status as a true A-to-Z visual resource, the Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction is the perfect way to gain a complete understanding of the way buildings come into being. Author Ernest Burden's unique resource contains nearly 5,000 definitions and more than 1,500 illustrations. There is no comparable reference. You'll find full details and pictorial coverage of:

Project Management
Construction Procedures
Design-Build
Eco-Design and Green Building
Materials and Applications

There is no better way to gain insight into the coordination of the design/construction process than Ernest Burden's Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction.

About the Author:

Ernest Burden is an architect, writer, and principal of Burden Associates, a New York-based media and marketing consulting firm. He is the author of many acclaimed books on architecture and preservation, including The Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Second Edition; Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Preservation, and Entourage: A Tracing File for Architectural and Interior Design Drawing. Mr. Burden is a frequent speaker at conventions of the American Institute of Architects, the Restoration and Renovation Conference, Build Boston, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services. He has also conducted workshops on marketing and presentation techniques for chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the Association of General Contractors.

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