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This reference encompasses the entire language of architecture and construction. Featuring concise definitions of terms used in everyday practice, and written clearly for the specialist and non-specialist alike, the book contains over 2000 entries on: architectural styles and specifications; traditional and new building products and materials; units, assemblies, systems, and modules; tools, devices, machines, and equipment; air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, water, waste disposal systems; and foundations and structures. Moreover, the book covers such diverse areas as the history of architecture (with terminology from the classical, medieval, and renaissance periods), urban planning, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering, as well as purchasing and manufacturing. With the input and approval of several standards groups and professional committees, and with 52 contributing experts, its accuracy is guaranteed.

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CYRIL M. HARRIS, one of the world's leading authorities on shock, vibration, and noise control, currently lectures at Columbia University where is is the Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Architecture. Dr. Harris has received many honors for his scientific and engineering achievements, including membership in both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He has been the recipient of the Gold Medal and the Sabine Medal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Gold Medal of the Audio Engineering Society, and the A.I.A. Medal of the American Institute of Architects.He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from M.I.T. and has been awarded honorary doctorates by Northwestern University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Among books written or edited by Dr. Harris are the following McGraw-Hill publications: HANDBOOK OF ACOUSTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND NOISE CONTROL, Third Edition (1991); NOISE CONTROL IN BUILDINGS (1994); DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, Third Edition (2000); and HANDBOOK OF UTILITIES AND SERVICES FOR BUILDINGS (1990.

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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 higher quality 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.

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