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The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction (Wiley Professional)by L. F. Webster
Synopses & Reviews
The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction provides comprehensive coverage of a broad range of technical disciplines. The definitions are designed to be of use to professionals in architecture, engineering, surveying, building, construction, forestry, mining, and public works. Entries include terms, concepts, names, abbreviations, tools, and techniques common to these disciplines, and virtually all terms and their functions were supplied by working professionals and experts in each field.
More than 30,000 definitions and descriptions, including many that are not covered in other dictionaries
The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction is an indispensable resource for civil engineers, contractors and subcontractors, architects, construction administrators, consultants, and students. It also offers assistance to professionals without technical training who need to become familiar with this terminology, including bankers, attorneys, insurers, regulators, and inspectors.
Book News Annotation:
Provides definitions of terms used in architecture, engineering, surveying, construction, forestry, mining, and public works. Entries include terms, concepts, names, abbreviations, tools, and techniques common to these disciplines. General terms, such as pump, are arranged alphabetically; specific terms, such as centrifugal pump and crescent pump, are grouped alphabetically under the general term. All terms are thoroughly cross-referenced, and weights, volumes, and spatial dimensions are presented in both metric and non-metric values.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
L. F. Webster is a freelance writer and editor whose articles regularly appear in professional publications throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
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