Dictionary of Architecture & Construction

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Cyril M. Harris
McGraw-Hill, 1993 - Architecture - 924 pages
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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, and waste disposal systems; foundations and structures; and much more! 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 standard groups and professional committees, and with 52 contributing experts, its accuracy is guaranteed.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
28
Section 3
59
Section 4
68
Section 5
131
Section 6
190
Section 7
241
Section 8
252
Section 24
511
Section 25
517
Section 26
524
Section 27
553
Section 28
563
Section 29
583
Section 30
612
Section 31
655

Section 9
287
Section 10
317
Section 11
371
Section 12
376
Section 13
389
Section 14
401
Section 15
415
Section 16
429
Section 17
437
Section 18
456
Section 19
457
Section 20
459
Section 21
465
Section 22
473
Section 23
481
Section 32
661
Section 33
685
Section 34
707
Section 35
765
Section 36
805
Section 37
819
Section 38
825
Section 39
856
Section 40
859
Section 41
860
Section 42
877
Section 43
891
Section 44
894
Section 45
908
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About the author (1993)

CYRIL M. HARRIS, one of the world's leading authorities on shock, vibration, and noise control, currently lectures at Columbia University where he 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.ALLAN G. PIERSOL is a professional engineer in private practice specializing in the analysis of and design for shock, vibration, and acoustical environments. He received a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in engineering from UCLA, and is licensed in both mechanical and safety engineering. Mr. Piersol is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, and a recipient of the latter organization's Irvin Vigness Memorial Award. He is the co-author with Julius S. Bendat of several books, including ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF CORRELATION AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS and RANDOM DATA: ANALYSIS AND MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES, as well as a contributor to numerous engineering handbooks. Mr. Piersol was previously a Principal Engineer at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California.

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