Subject-specific dictionaries are reference books that contain an alphabetical list of words with information about them that is specific to that particular subject and not necessarily generic like you would find in an average, everyday dictionary.
More than 8,000 entries cover the key areas of civil and construction engineering, construction technology and practice, construction management techniques and processes, as well as legal aspects such as contracts and procurement.
Intelligent Buildings require cooperation between traditional building trades; building automation; Green Building specialists; experts in new technologies like lighting control, digital signage, and intelligent bathrooms; and Information Technology specialists to integrate building systems and enterprise information systems. This convergence of disciplines has resulted in an explosion of specialized terms, acronyms, and jargon. The experts at the Building Intelligence Group created this dictionary to help novices and experts cut through the confusion and understand the vocabulary of this fast growing field.
Building Trades Dictionary is a comprehensive reference for trades workers. Building trades, basic engineering, and architectural terms are presented in a highly illustrated, concise format. Emphasis is placed on construction tools and equipment, materials, and processes. Similar to a standard dictionary, terms are defined, synonyms are identified, and illustrations are provided. Over 1500 terms have been added to this edition and existing terms have been revised to reflect changes in the industry.