The Architecture Reference + Specification Book (2018)

Index

  • Materials
    • Wood
    • Masonry and concrete
    • Metals
    • Building enclosures
    • Finishes
  • Systems
    • Structural systems
    • Mechanical systems
    • Lighting
    • Plumbing
  • Measure and Drawing
    • Measurement and geometry
    • Architectural drawing types
    • Architectural documents
    • Hand drawing
    • Digital production
  • Codes and Guidelines
    • Building codes
    • ADA and accessibility
    • Parking
    • Stairs
    • Doors
  • Proportion and Form
  • Context
    • Timeline
    • Architectural elements and ideas
    • Form and organization
    • Glossary
    • References

Glossary

2 x 4
AASM
access flooring
accessible
acoustical ceiling
ADA
adaptive reuse
AFF
AGCA
aggregate
AIA
AISC
AISI
alloy
anchor bolt
angle
annealed
ANSI
APA
arcade
arch
area
ASHRAE
ASTM
atelier
atrium
axial
ballast
balloon frame
baluster
balustrade
band
banding
bar
bar joist
base plate
bay
beam
bearing wall
bed joint
bending moment
blocking
blueprint
board foot
bond beam
brise-soleil
building code
built-up roof
buttress
CAD
caisson
canopy
cantilever
capital
cavity wall
cement
change order
chase wall
chord
clear floor space
clerestory
coefficient of expansion
cold rolling
colonnade
column
concrete
concrete masonry unit
coping
corbel
cornice
course
cricket
cripple stud
CSI
cupola
curtain wall
deck
deflection
deliverables
detail
dimensional stability
dome
dormer
duct
DWG
eave
egress
elevation
encroachment
energy efficiency
engaged column
entablature
expansion joint
façade
fascia
fenestration
finial
fire-resistance rating
flashing
float glass
footing
foundation
galvanic action
girder
girt
golden section
grab bar
grade
guardrail
gusset plate
gypsum wallboard
half-timbered
handrail
hard metric
hardwood
head joint
header
heavy timber
hot-rolled steel
HSLA
HUD
HVAC
IBC
I-beam
ICC
ICED
IESNA
insulation
ISO
jamb
joists
keystone
laminate
LEED
lintel
lite
loads
longitudinal
louver
masonry
metrication
mezzanine
mild steel
millwork
model
molding
mortar
mullion
muntin
Mylar
NFPA
NIBS
niche
nominal
occupancy
ogee
overhang
parametric
parapet
parti
partition
passive solar
pedestal
pediment
pendentive
penthouse
peristyle
pier
pilaster
pillar
pilotis
pitch
plan
plenum
pointing
portico
precast concrete
prefabricated building
purlin
quoin
rabbet
rafter
RAIC
reflected ceiling plan
retaining wall
RFP
rib
RIBA
ridge
rise
riser
room cavity ratio
rotunda
run
rustication
R-value
schedule
scope of work
section
shaft
sheetrock
SI
sitecast
slab on grade
soffit
soft metric
softwood
spall
span
spandrel
specifications
STC
stile
stringer
strut channel
stud
sustainable design
thermal performance
transom
transverse
tread
trompe-l’oeil
truss
UAI
UL
undressed lumber
valley
value engineering
vault
veneer
vernacular
Vitruvius
waler
winder
wythe
ziggurat

Sources Cited

McMorrough, Julia. The Architecture Reference + Specification Book. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, Inc., 2018 (first published in 2013).