Architectural and Engineering Glossary
In the lumber industry,abbr.for “heart girth.”
On drawings,abbr.for house.
The subjective perception of color,e.g.red,yellow,green,blue,purple,or some combination thereof. White,black and gray colors possess no hue.
An obsolete term for the framework of a building.
The process of adding moisture to a volume of air;for example,to an air conditioning system.
A device for adding moisture to air.
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A scaffold that is suspended from the permanent structure of a building.
A window containing one or more hung sashes.
A masonry joint lacking sufficient mortar to be weatherproof.
Descriptive of a paint film which shows the minute detail of the background on which it was applied,giving the appearance of skimpiness.
A mechanical device installed at an eaves course of roof tiles to help prevent the tiles from being lifted by wind.
A dynamic test for windows and curtain walls simulating the forces and buffeting of a hurricane;both structural strength and water leakage are evaluated.
An ornament in the form of a festoon;for example a festoon of nutshells.
1.A rough and plain habitation;often a temporary shelter for soldiers.2.A rustic cabin or similar slight structure.
On drawings,abbr.for “highway.”
Said of a plant produced by crossing two distant varieties or species.
A fabricated metal beam composed of flanges with a material of a specified minimum yield strength different from that of the web plate.