A comprehensive summary of the vocabulary used across the building industry, from the preparation of an architectural brief, through creative and technical design, to construction technology and facilities management. The latest edition has several substantially revised entries as well as many new additions, including new illustrations and terms. Covering a range of disciplines across architecture and building and including both SI metric and Imperial units, this dictionary and reference work will enable students and professionals to use and understand vocabulary from other areas of expertise, and contribute to better communication.281 solar energy systems soil mechanics A term coined in 1936 by Karl Terzaghi, who systematised the subject, ... which would generate the same heat flow through the envelope element as the actual air temperature and solar radiation effects. ... The GNOMONIC (perspective) SUN- PATH DIAGRAMs are rarely used. solar collector A device that gathers and accumulates solar radiation to produce heat.
|Title||:||Dictionary of Architectural and Building Technology|
|Author||:||Henry J. Cowan, Peter R. Smith, W. K. Chow|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2004|