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Dictionary of Architecture and Construction / Edition 2

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction / Edition 2

by Cyril M. Harris, C. Harris


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The most comprehensive architecture/construction dictionary available.
For the broadest possible coverage of terms that make up the basic language of architecture and construction,look no further than Dictionary of Architecture & Construction,Third Edition. Extensively revised,updated,and expanded by editor Cyril M. Harris,50 expert contributors,and 20 key associations,this classic,the only dictionary comprehensive and inclusive enough to serve the needs of contractors as well as architects,covers terms in over 80 working areas: terms found in drawings and in specifications. . . building products and materials,and terms dealing with their design,appearance,performance,installation,and testing. . . definitions of finishes,coatings and surfacings. . . types of units,assemblies,systems and modules. . . . tools,devices,machines,and construction equipment,and much more. Featuring enhanced page design for easier reading,this edition now provides you with: * 25,000 definitions in clear,concise language*

Over 2,000 illustrations *

Full coverage of new technologies and new building materials*

Greater emphasis on conservation,preservation,and restoration terms,reflecting their increased importance in the field 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 higherquality 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070268883
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 924
Product dimensions: 7.78(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.09(d)

About the Author

Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. A professor at Columbia since 1952, he has taught in the School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he served as chairperson of the Division of Architectural Technology for 10 years. Dr. Harris has achieved international recognition for his work in noise control and auditorium design. He received the AIA Medal of the American Institute of Architects; the Gold Medal, as well as the W. C. Sabine Medal, of the Acoustical Society of America; the Gold Medal of the Audio Engineering Society; and the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute. Dr. Harris is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in physics from M.I.T.

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