This book explains over 3,000 terms (over 200,000 words) and contains over 200 professionally drawn line illustrations. This practical handbook is intended for day to day use as a reference or as a source of enlightenment for anyone associated with the building and construction industry. It also provides comprehensive practical explanations of the many terms listed, giving guidance, examples of use and, in certain cases, cautionary remarks concerning aspects of the applications.
"it contains much which the practising engineer needs when creating a specification or a purchase order…easy-to-read book…For anyone associated with the building and construction industry this is a very practical book." - Building Services
"A clear and comprehensive dictionary of building services terms, with some illustrations" - The Architects' Journal
Contains terms on: air conditioning; heating and ventilating; hot and cold water supply; fire fighting and protection; drainage and sanitation; electrical services.