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Dictionary of architectural and building technology [electronic resource] /
Henry J. Cowan and Peter R. Smith ; with contributions by José Carlos Damski ... [et al.].
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
New York : E & FN Spon, 1998.
description
xi, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0419222804 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : E & FN Spon, 1998.
isbn
0419222804 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8492149
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-12:
Cowan (architectural science, University of Sydney, Australia) is one of the more prolific authors in the field of architecture. This dictionary is an update of his earlier Dictionary of Architectural Science (CH, Sep '84). The book has been completely revised and while some obsolete terms have been removed, more than 1,500 new terms have been added to this edition. Although the final selection of terms was in the hands of Cowan and his colleague, special attention was paid to the definitions and terms in John S. Scott's Dictionary of Building (3rd ed., 1984) and Dictionary of Architecture and Construction, ed. by Cyril M. Harris (CH, Nov '75). The definitions are clear and uncomplicated and there are many illustrations. Since the terms appear to be those used most often by the industry and by general readers, the book will be of value in almost any reference library, not just special or architectural libraries. An additional advantage is that the authors have paid attention to the growing field of architectural computing and have included helpful terms in this area. The cross-references are plentiful and helpful, and special care has been taken to resolve problems of spelling and usage among British, American, and Australian terms. Non-English terms only occur when they are in common use. Highly recommended.-R.J. Havlik, University of Notre Dame
Summaries
Main Description
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.
Main Description
This dictionary of over 5500 terms is compiled specifically for the professional. The explanation of terms addresses technical issues in architecture and building. The terms have been fully updated with many new entries for the third 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. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.
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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.
Table of Contents
Contributors
Preface to the Fouth Edition
Abbreviations
Note on Typography
The Dictionary
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