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Preface to Dictionary of Architecture PDF Book
This Fourth Edition of the Dictionary of Architecture & Construction defines more terms in architecture and building construction than any other dictionary in the English language.
Because there have been significant changes, advances, and new developments in building materials and services, construction techniques, engineering practices, specifications writing, environmental concerns,
community regulations, legal requirements, and other areas over the last decade, a total of 2500 new terms, as well as 100 new illustrations, have been added to this edition.
This coverage provides an up-to-date working tool for practicing professionals in the many fields and numerous trades related to architecture and construction.
As well as an invaluable resource for conservationists, planners, architectural historians, and students. The Dictionary is designed to be comprehensive in scope.
Its range spans terms encountered in the practice of architecture from Classical to green, from traditional materials to the latest products, from precise definitions of architectural styles to the particulars of specifications writing.
Many of the new terms are associated with major expansions in the field of building services, including air-conditioning systems, electrical supply systems, gas supply services, illumination engineering,
noise control engineering, vertical transportation systems, security services, and waste disposal, water supply, and fire protection systems.
Other definitions pertain to environmental concerns, conservation, building preservation, community regulations, and recent applications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Author of Dictionary of Architecture PDF Book
Cyril M. Harris, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Architecture in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, where he was chairman of the Division of Architectural Technology for 10 years.
He is also the Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Columbia. He became fascinated by the challenge of writing succinct, lucid definitions many years ago,
When he was working on Committee C-20 of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), as well as on terminology committees of the American Standards Association
(now called the National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST]). Dr. Harris has received the AIA Medal from the American Institute of Architects and the Pupin Medal for Distinguished Service to the Nation from Columbia University.
He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
He has received international recognition for his work in the acoustical design of many auditoriums, including the Metropolitan Opera House and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
He has a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received honorary doctorates from Northwestern University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Other books on architecture written or edited by Dr. Harris include American Architecture:
An Illustrated Encyclopedia (W. W. Norton & Company), Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (Dover Publications), and Acoustical Designing in Architecture (Acoustical Society of America). Seven of his books are currently in print.
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