By Henry J. Cowan

ISBN-10: 0203477138

ISBN-13: 9780203477137

ISBN-10: 0419222804

ISBN-13: 9780419222804

A complete precis of the vocabulary used around the construction undefined, from the coaching of an architectural short, via inventive and technical layout, to development expertise and amenities administration. the most recent variation has numerous considerably revised entries in addition to many new additions, together with new illustrations and phrases. protecting a variety of disciplines throughout structure and construction and together with either SI metric and Imperial devices, this dictionary and reference paintings will permit scholars and pros to take advantage of and comprehend vocabulary from different parts of workmanship, and give a contribution to raised verbal exchange.

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Aphelion Point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is farthest from the sun; the opposite of perihelion. apogee Point in the orbit of the moon, planet or satellite farthest from the earth; the opposite of perigee. apostilb An obsolete unit of LUMINANCE. 318 cd/m2. apparent brightness The subjective response to the relationship between all the LUMINANCES in the visual field. Also called luminosity or SUBJECTIVE BRIGHTNESS. apparent power In alternating current systems, the product of voltage and current (volt-amps or kVA).

5°C. Antimony and its alloys expand on solidification, thus reproducing the fine details of the mould. antimony oxide A white pigment, which has flame-retardant properties. It has better OPACITY than whiting, but not as much as TITANIUM WHITE. g. pressure or velocity) is a maximum. antisiphon trap An air TRAP that contains an additional volume of water in an enlarged pipe, to increase the resealing quality of the trap. anti-vibration mounts Flexible elements inserted between the base of a machine and its supporting structure to prevent transmission of vibration.

A conference room). booster pump An auxiliary pump used to maintain the water pressure of a domestic water or a sprinkler system, if need be, or to increase it to meet a demand. 38 booting Short for BOOTSTRAPPING. bootstrapping The loading of an operating system into a computer’s working memory. borax Sodium metaborate. bore The internal diameter (ID) of a hole, pipe, etc. bored pile A pile formed by pouring concrete, usually containing some reinforcement, into a hole bored in the ground, as opposed to a PRECAST PILE driven into the ground with a pile driver.

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