New PDF release: Dictionary of Architecture and Construction (4th Edition)

By Cyril M. Harris

ISBN-10: 0071589015

ISBN-13: 9780071589017

Up to date and increased, this Fourth variation of the main depended on reference in structure deals the main complete assurance of architectural and development phrases on hand. This vintage dictionary now good points approximately 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 2 hundred new illustrations), and continues its striking appearance and easy-to-read web page layout. ready through a popular architectural editor in organization with specialist participants and incorporating the paintings of many criteria teams, the ebook offers transparent, concise definitions of phrases in approximately eighty operating parts. The Fourth version covers new phrases that have emerged because of adjustments in engineering and development applied sciences, corporations, fabrics, and criminal advancements, and has been increased to incorporate extra historical architectural types.

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2. See contingency allowance. alloy A composition of two or more metals fused together, usually to obtain a desired property. alloy steel Steel containing one or more alloying elements other than carbon, such as chromium, molybdenum, or nickel, which have been added (in an amount exceeding a specified minimum) to impart particular physical, mechanical, or chemical properties. all-risk insurance On a construction project, insurance that protects the policyholder against all risks other than those which are specifically excluded by the policy.

A-frame A three-piece rigid structural frame in the shape of the upright capital letter A. A-frame house A house, usually constructed of wood, with a roof that extends steeply downward from both sides of a central ridge, almost to the building foundation; the roof is supported by a rigid structural framework in the shape of the capital letter A. One or both end walls of the house are often almost completely glazed. Much of the living area on the ground floor is open to the underside of the roof; the bedrooms are frequently located on a balcony directly under the roof; often, there is an exterior deck at one end or both ends of the house.

Air drill Same as pneumatic drill. air-dry moisture content The moisture content of a piece of wood after it has been exposed to its environment long enough to attain moisture-content equilibrium without the application of heat. air drying The process of drying slowly under ambient conditions of temperature and humidity, as in the natural seasoning of lumber or the hardening of paint. air duct A duct, usually fabricated of metal, fiberglass, or concrete; used to transfer air from one location to another.

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