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Dictionary of Architectural and Building Technology

4th Edition

By Henry Cowan, Peter Smith

Edited by Henry Cowan, Peter Smith

© 2004 – Routledge

352 pages

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About the Book

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.


'An elegantly condensed summary of such a vast domain of human thought and effort.' – William J. Mitchell, Architectural Science Review

'This dictionary - like its predecessors - is an excellent practical reference tool that deserves a place in any architectural or construction library.' - William J. Mitchell, Architectural Science Review

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface to the Fouth Edition. Abbreviations. Note on Typography. The Dictionary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice