New PDF release: Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction


By Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

ISBN-10: 0080942350

ISBN-13: 9780080942353

With greater than 20,000 phrases and phrases separately outlined, the Dictionary deals large insurance for a person learning or operating in structure, building or any of the equipped setting fields.

The leading edge and designated cross-referencing approach permits readers to trace down elusive definitions from common topic headings. ranging from simply the vaguest thought of the be aware required, a reader can quick song down exactly the time period they're taking a look for.

The booklet is illustrated with gorgeous drawings that supply a visible in addition to a textual definition of either key innovations and refined modifications in which means.

Davies and Jokiniemi's paintings units a brand new usual for reference books for all these drawn to the structures that encompass us.

* entire insurance of structure and development terms
* unique and leading edge cross-referencing system
* fantastically illustrated with special technical drawings

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33 arched window see arch window. 111 archetype a basic form, model, pattern or specimen from which variations are derived. Archimedean spiral, logarithmic spiral, equiangular spiral; a geometrical spiral constructed mathematically such that the angle between the tangent and radius vector is the same for all points on the spiral. archipelago a distinct and extensive group of islands in a particular region of the sea. architect a qualified professional or organization who designs buildings and supervises their construction.

61 council flat. maisonette, duplex apartment. open-ended unit, through apartment. 61 two-roomed flat. apartment block, block of flats, residential block; a multistorey building containing a number of separate apartments served by one or a number of stairs. 61 apartment building see apartment block. 61 apartment formwork, room formwork, tunnel formwork; proprietary formwork used for casting two concrete side walls and a horizontal slab spanning between them in one operation. apartment house, mansion block; a residential building in a well-to-do urban area, containing a number of apartments on different levels, all accessed by the same entry and stair.

49 arris gutter in roof construction, a V-shaped gutter, often constructed as a raised strip of roofing protruding directly from the roof plane. arris knot a knot in seasoned timber which appears on the longitudinal corner of a sawn plank. 1 arrissed edge see pencil round. 14 arrow 1 see arrow-headed bastion. 104 2 see arrowhead. 3 egg and arrow, see egg and dart. 82 4 arrow of Jupiter, arrow of Zeus, see thunderbolt. 120 arrow cross see cross barbeĀ“e. , a notation for indicating where a dimension begins and terminates.

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