The new, updated fourth edition of RSMeans' popular constructiondictionary features over 20,000 terms, phrases and abbreviations,as well as over 1,400 illustrations. Your reliable source for: * Comprehensive coverage of the construction trades, practices,and equipment * Easy-to-understand, illustrated definitions of buildingmaterials and methods * Updated and expanded coverage of new trends in the industrysuch as building automation, green building, energy conservationand more Regional terminology and slang expressions * Extensive reference section with plan symbols, contact listingsfor professional organizations, conversions and equivalents, andmore A free CD-ROM is included that lets you browse and search thecomplete print version of the dictionary, with additional expandedinformation and graphics. As a desk or field reference, RSMeans IllustratedConstruction Dictionary is invaluable for architects,contractors, and facility owners and managers, as well as insuranceand real estate professionals, attorneys, and anyone else who needsto understand construction terminology.
RSMeans is the leadingprovider of cost and reference information on facility design,construction, and management in North America.
About the Publisher: Founded in 1942, RSMeans, a product line of Reed ConstructionData, is the construction industry's leading publisher of cost andreference books and electronic products, and foremost provider ofcost-related construction and facilities seminars and consultingservices in the U.S.