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Dictionary of Architecture & Construction, 2nd edition

Harris, Cyril M. (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0070268886 / ISBN 13: 9780070268883
Published by Mcgraw-Hill, 1993
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Used Like New Product Description Instantly speak the language of.c arpentry and joinery; urban planning; building conservation; roofing; lands caping; security systems; structural engineering; thermal insulation; found ations and soil mechanics; electrical systems; restoration; HVAC; solar hea ting; acoustics; drafting; specifications over 60 other fields! Here's the easy way to understand and use over 23, 500 architectural and construction t erms, acronyms, and synomyms in nearly 80 technical fields without time, tr aining or trouble. Compiled by architectural expert Cyril M. Harris-with co ntributions by more than 50 top authorities-the new McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction, Second Edition gives you instant access t o the latest definitions of over 20 professional standards organizations-vi rtually every abbreviation you'll ever find on a drawing-important legal te rms designers and builders must know-entries on natural and synthetic buidi ng materials, products, coatings, and finishes-plus much, much more! From the Back Cover Revised, updated, and expanded, this comprehensive new editi on of the most definitive reference in architecture brings you the broadest possible coverage of the language of architecture and construction. Specia l care has been taken to include the latest terms from preservation, new te chnologies, techniques, materials, and trends. This classic dictionary now features 25, 000 definitions, 2, 200 illustrations, enhanced page design for easier reading, and higher quality paper stock for better illustration rep roduction and greater durability. Prepared by a renowned architectural edi. Bookseller Inventory # 1014-iz

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Title: Dictionary of Architecture & Construction, ...

Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This reference encompasses the entire language of architecture and construction. Featuring concise definitions of terms used in everyday practice, and written clearly for the specialist and non-specialist alike, the book contains over 2000 entries on: architectural styles and specifications; traditional and new building products and materials; units, assemblies, systems, and modules; tools, devices, machines, and equipment; air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, water, waste disposal systems; and foundations and structures. Moreover, the book covers such diverse areas as the history of architecture (with terminology from the classical, medieval, and renaissance periods), urban planning, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering, as well as purchasing and manufacturing. With the input and approval of several standards groups and professional committees, and with 52 contributing experts, its accuracy is guaranteed.

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Revised, updated, and expanded, this comprehensive new edition of the most definitive reference in architecture brings you the broadest possible coverage of the language of architecture and construction. Special care has been taken to include the latest terms from preservation, new technologies, techniques, materials, and trends. This classic dictionary now features 25,000 definitions, 2,200 illustrations, enhanced page design for easier reading, and higher quality paper stock for better illustration reproduction and greater durability. Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with 52 expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas.

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