Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction

Paperback | December 1, 2004

byErnest Burden

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With a straightforward A-Z organization, and more photos, drawings, and diagrams than any other illustrated dictionary, this dictionary will be a mainstay on the shelves of anyone involved in the building industry. The wide range of topics makes it the only single volume reference to cover all aspects of design, construction, and related business terminology. A sampling of the categories includes:• Project management• Construction process and management• Design-Build• Eco-design and green building• Marketing and presentationNo other illustrated construction dictionary covers design, the coordination between the entire design and project delivery process, and the business aspects of the building industry. In addition, it includes more photos, detailed drawings, and diagrams than any other book on the shelf.

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With a straightforward A-Z organization, and more photos, drawings, and diagrams than any other illustrated dictionary, this dictionary will be a mainstay on the shelves of anyone involved in the building industry. The wide range of topics makes it the only single volume reference to cover all aspects of design, construction, and relat...

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" ... Handy compendium ... hard to put down and can provide the reader with a comprehensive introduction and review of the field." -- American Reference Books Annual, March 2004, on Ernest Burden's Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural PreservationA VISUAL DICTIONARY OF THE DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION PROCESS -- FROM CONTRACT TO DESIGN TO BU...

Ernest Burden is an architect, writer, and principal of Burden Associates, a New York-based media and marketing consulting firm. He is the author of many acclaimed books on architecture and preservation, including The Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Second Edition; Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Preservation, and Entou...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071445064

ISBN - 13:9780071445061

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Table of Contents

Administration

business policies and procedures; agreements

Areas

room attributes of all building types

Building Components

substructure; superstructure; walls, roof, windows, doors

Building Failures

causes and remedies

Building Systems

mechanical; electrical; elevators; fire protection; life safety

Building Trades

carpentry; drywall; electrical; masonry; glazing; woodworking

Building Types

Auditorium through Zoo

Components

typical building parts and systems - isolated as to methods of installation)

Construction

foundations, framing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, etc.

Construction Management

client/GC relationships; procedures

Construction

tools; materials; procedures; business; finance

Contractual Terms

types of project delivery; payments; negotiating

Costs

management; estimates; indexes; GMP [Guaranteed Maximum Price]

Design

services and processes; from site research to construction documents

Design-Build

contractual arrangements; management procedures

Ecological Design and Construction

green buildings; materials; construction methods

Expenses

direct; indirect; salary; staffing

Financing

construction cost estimating; financing

Interior Finishes

doors; windows; trim; cabinets; lighting; painting

Joint Ventures

responsibilities; agreements; partnerships

Legal

contracts; liabilities; licenses; insurance

Marketing

research; collateral; database management; proposals; presentations

Materials

concrete; brick; masonry; stone; steel; fabric; plastics; wood

Project Delivery

project management methods and procedures

Renovations/Remodeling

materials and specialized procedures

Restorative Technology

cleaning; repairing; replicating; restoring

Reports

field; financial; progress; project status; site analysis

Scheduling

production of drawings and specifications; construction phasing

Site Development

master planning; utilities; site preparation

Specifications

building codes; construction documents; masterspec

Subcontractors

outline of functions of all related building trades and procedures

Technology

new high-tech materials and methods of construction

Training

architectural and construction job positions

Web

internet and intranets; project-specific web sites

Zoning

building codes and ordinances

Editorial Reviews

Low interest rates have encouraged a prolonged building and renovation boom in many parts of the US. Release of this illustrated building design and construction dictionary, aimed at engineers, architects, technicians, contractors, trades people, real estate firms, students, and homeowners is therefore timely. Burden, author of Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture (CH, Oct'98, 36-0672) and Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Preservation (CH, Jul'04, 41-6238), offers a dictionary with over 5,000 simple definitions of design, contracting, project management, construction, renovation, eco-design, and adaptive use terms. Entries are carefully cross-referenced, written to be accessible to nonprofessionals, and range in length from 4 to 75 words. The volume includes few acronyms. In construction and architecture, a picture is worth a thousand words; hence more than 1,500 unusually high-quality black-and-white photographs, cropped working drawings, plan, maps, and construction schedules accompany entries where appropriate. This is an excellent ready-reference book for fist-time home buyers. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; undergraduates. -- J.A. Buczynski, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology