Designed for the professional

The design, study, research and construction of built form embraces a vast array of interlinked disciplines, from art and ancient history through traditional building methods to the latest technological developments, urban planning, commerce, professional practice and project management.

All aspects of architecture, design and construction have been covered in this book, which has been developed particularly with the professional in mind. It is an invaluable aid for communication in the specialized language of buildings, construction, professional practise and project management, incorporating terminology from such diverse disciplines as conservation, technology, traffic planning and history, as well as all aspects of building construction, services and decoration.

The fully referenced illustrative section and innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allow readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader can quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for.

Because it sheds light on the subtle differences between similar terms, the Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction is particularly suited for foreign-language built environment professionals, material and component suppliers and salespeople, project management consultants and academic staff who are using English as a language of international communication, for whom dealing in the specialized industry terminology may pose an all too familiar problem.